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Sister Mary Dominic Ray Collection

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-86

Scope and Contents

Papers of Sister Mary Dominic Ray (1913-1994), musician, musicologist, collector; founder, American Music Research Center (Dominican College), 1947. Includes artifacts and photographs documenting the early years of the AMRC, as well as papers supporting Sister Mary's research and publications. Includes several original music sheets from the 18th and 19th centuries. Of related interest is the collection of early American tune books and hymnals, housed in Special Collections, Norlin Library.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1967–1989

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

The American Music Research Center does not control rights to any material in this collection. Requests to publish any material in the collection should be directed to the copyright holders.


182 linear feet


Arranged by format and topic

Physical Location

Housed in the American Music Research Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Dominican College, San Rafael, California, 1989.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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