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CRA398 -- Stephen Schnurr Papers
  
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Inventory

0.75 Linear Feet
Collection Begun: March 1998
Revised May 1998
Revised November 1998
Revised March 1999
Revised August 2000
Revised March 2008

Abstract

Mr. Stephen Schnurr, Director of Music at St. Paul Church in Valparaiso, Indiana, donated this set of records about local church organs. Mr. Schnurr is also the president of The Organ Historical Society, Chicago - Midwest Chapter. He has conducted research for some articles to appear in the Society's journal on the history of organs in northwest Indiana churches. These records comprise a portion of Mr. Schnurr's research files.


Box File Folder Description
1 1 Biographical Information, Stephen Schnurr, 1998
2 Contract, M.P. Moller Organ, Bethel Lutheran Church, Chesterton, 1929
3 Various, Hillgreen-Lane Organ, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Chesterton, 1927
4 General information, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Crown Point, n.d.
5 Various, Casavant Organ, Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, (1963-1973), 1998
6 Various, Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, 2000-2004
7 Contract, Hillgreen-Lane Organ, Christ Church, Gary, (1911-1965)
8 Various, Skinner Organ, City Methodist Church, Gary, 1925-1927
9 Various, City Methodist Church, Gary, (1955-1971)
10 Various, Moller Organ, First Baptist Church, Gary, (1924-1936)
11 Various, Austin Organ and Ernest M. Skinner Organ, First Presbyterian Church, Gary, 1923, 1941
12 Various, Austin Organ, 43rd Avenue Presbyterian Church, Gary, 1958
13 Contract, Hillgreen-Lane Organ, Israel CME Church, Gary, 1945
14 Contract, M.P. Moller Organ, St. Luke Catholic Church, Gary, 1954
15 Various, St. Mary of the Lake Church, Gary, (1962-2004)
16 Various, M.P. Moller Organ, St. Mary Mercy Hospital Chapel, Gary, 1926-1927
17 Contract, Temple Israel, Gary, 1957, n.d.
18 Various, Beth-el Temple, Hammond, 1924
19 Contract, M.P. Moller Organ, Burns Funeral Home, Hammond, 1933
20 Various, M.P. Moller Organ, First Christian Church, Hammond, 1924-1926
21 Contract, Hillgreen-Lane Organ, First Methodist Church, Hobart, 1942
  22 Contract, M.P. Moller Organ, First Methodist Church, LaPorte, 1928
23 Contract, Moller Organ, Society of the New Church, LaPorte, 1911
24 Program, The First Congregational Church, Michigan City, 2003
25 Contract, Moller Organ, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Michigan City, 1909
26 Contract, M.P. Moller Organ, St. Mary Catholic Church, Michigan City, 1929
27 Various, M.P. Moller Organ, First Christian Reformed Church, Munster, 1927-1952
28 Various, Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, (1970-1985)
29 Various, Hillgreen-Lane Organ, Augsburg-Swedish Lutheran Church, Porter, 1908, 1938
30 Various, Johnson Organ, First Christian Church, Valparaiso, (1895-1972)
31 Contract, Hillgreen-Lane Organ, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Valparaiso, 1941
32 Various, M.P. Moller Organ, Premier Theatre, Valparaiso, 1921-1924
33 Various, Casavant Organ, St. Paul Church, Valparaiso, (1967-1995)
34 Various, Johnson and Son Organ, St. Paul Church, Valparaiso, 1993-1995
35 Various, Aeolian-Skinner Organ, St. Paul Church, Valparaiso, (1941-1998)
36 Various, St. Paul Church, Valparaiso, 2000-2004
37 Cover sheet, Trinity Lutheran Church, Valparaiso, 2000
38 Program, St. John the Baptist Church, Whiting, 2000
39 Various, M.P. Moller Organ, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whiting, 1926-1927
40 Program, First United Methodist Church, Oak Park, Illinois, 2003
41-43 Programs, Organ Concerts and Worship Services, Northwest Indiana, 1990–2000
44-45 Historical Information, Organs in Northwest Indiana, Crown Point to Whiting, compiled 1997-1998
46-47 Journal, The Stopt Diapson, 1996-2000
48 List, Organ Historical Society, Organ Citations, 1998
49 Board Minutes and Related Documents, Northwest Chapter, American Guild of Organists, 1982-1983, 1991-1996
3 19 Journal, Organ Handbook, Organ Historical Society, 2002, Stephen J. Schnurr, Jr., Convention Chair
20 Journal, Organ Handbook, Organ Historical Society, 2004, Stephen J. Schnurr, Jr., Contributing Editor
4   Newspaper, The Diapason, January 1, 1960, April 1970, May 1971, May 1973, November 1973, April 1974, July 1974, and September 1983

Sound Recordings (stored in CRA Oral History Collection)
Cassette 398-1 Side A IUN Singers, selections from Christmas, Dwight J. Davis, Director and Accompanist
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Fine Arts Festival, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, 1976
Cassette 398-2 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, May 15, 1977
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, May 15, 1977
Cassette 398-3 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Fine Arts Festival, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, May 3, 1981
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Fine Arts Festival, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, May 3, 1981
Cassette 398-4 Side A Community Presbyterian Church, Organ Recital, Dwight J. Davis, Lake Station, Indiana, October 25, 1981
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Pageant of the Holy Nativity, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, n.d.
Cassette 398-5 Side A Augustana Lutheran Church, Hobart, Indiana, Organ Recital, February 13, 1982
  Side B Augustana Lutheran Church, Hobart, Indiana, Organ Recital, February 13, 1982
Cassette 398-6 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, John Stainer, The Crucifixion, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, March 20, 1983
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, John Stainer, The Crucifixion, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, March 20, 1983
Cassette 398-7 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Dawn of Redeemer Love; The Stars that Shone on Bethlehem; Awake; On the Far Off Night; Shepherds from the Hillside; See in the Streets of Bethlehem; The Morning Star in Lovely Splendor Shone, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, December 4, 1983
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Let Us All Praise God, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, December 9, 1984
Cassette 398-8 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana Matthews, The Triumph of the Cross, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, April 8, 1984
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana Matthews, The Triumph of the Cross, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, April 8, 1984
Cassette 398-9 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Selected Music, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choir Director, September 30-October 25, 1984
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Selected Music, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choir Director, June 10-August 24, 1984
Cassette 398-10 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Tenth Fine Arts Festival, Janet Deal (works by Wolf, Carpenter, Wolf, Puccini, Rachmaninoff, Kern, Mailotte); H. Lockhardt (Vaughan, Williams, Five Mystical Songs; S. Stinson (Rachmaninoff, Dupare, Szulc, Puccini, Weill, Arlen), Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, November 11, 1984
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Tenth Fine Arts Festival, Janet Deal (works by Wolf, Carpenter, Wolf, Puccini, Rachmaninoff, Kern, Mailotte); H. Lockhardt (Vaughan, Williams, Five Mystical Songs; S. Stinson (Rachmaninoff, Dupare, Szulc, Puccini, Weill, Arlen), Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, November 11, 1984
Cassette 398-11 Side A Same as Cassette 398-10
  Side B Same as Cassette 398-10
Cassette 398-12 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Selected Music, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster,
November 25, 1984-April 28, 1985
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Selected Music, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster,
November 25, 1984-April 28, 1985
Cassette 398-13 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Ice Cream Pops, Janet Deal; H. Lockhart; S. Stinson; Glen Williams; and Choir, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, September 2, 1984
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Ice Cream Pops, Janet Deal; H. Lockhart; S. Stinson; Glen Williams; and Choir, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, September 1, 1985
Cassette 398-14 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Webber, The Saviour, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, March 24, 1985
  Side B City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, Recital, Voice and Organ, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, 1969
Cassette 398-15 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
Selected Music, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster,
June 9-September 15, 1985
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
Selected Music, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster,
June 9-September 15, 1985
Cassette 398-16 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
Selected Music, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster,
September 22-December 1, 1985
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
Selected Music, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster,
September 22-December 1, 1985
Cassette 398-17 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
The Last Supper, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster,
March 16, 1986
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
Selected Music, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster,
George Frederick Handel, Passion, Janet Deal; L. Lourson; Glen Williams; N. Frigo, D. Larson, D. Gasser, H. Lockhart, April 5, 1992
Cassette 398-18 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
Fine Arts Festival, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster,
November 9, 1986
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
Fine Arts Festival, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster,
November 9, 1986
Cassette 398-19 Side A IUN Singers, Dwight J. Davis, Director and Accompanist, December 7, 1986
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
David H. Williams, We Sing the Birth, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, December 15, 1991
Cassette 398-20 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
Maundes, Olivet to Calvary, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, April 12, 1987
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
Maundes, Olivet to Calvary, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, April 12, 1987
Cassette 398-21 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
Respighi, Laud to the Nativity, Dwight J. Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, December 13, 1992
  Side B Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
Haan, Seven Last Words, Dwight J.Davis, Organist/Choirmaster, April 4, 1993
Cassette 398-22 Side A Ogden Dunes Community Church, Ogden Dunes, Indiana,
Advent/Christmas services, n.d.
  Side B Blank
Cassette 398-23 Side A The Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Winter Organ Recital, by Derrick Nickels of Chicago, Illinois, at The Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, Indiana, January 24, 1999
  Side B The Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Winter Organ Recital, by Derrick Nickels of Chicago, Illinois, at The Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, Indiana, January 24, 1999
Cassette 398-24 Side A The Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Spring Organ Recital, by Mary Gifford of La Grange, Illinois, at The Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, Indiana, April 25, 1999
  Side B The Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Spring Organ Recital, by Mary Gifford of La Grange, Illinois, at The Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, Indiana, April 25, 1999
Cassette 398-25 Side A The Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Summer Organ Recital, by Lorraine Brugh of Valparaiso, at The Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, Indiana, July 25, 1999
  Side B The Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Summer Organ Recital, by Lorraine Brugh of Valparaiso, at The Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, Indiana, July 25, 1999
Cassette 398-26 Side A The Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Spring Organ Recital, by Douglas Brown of New Haven, Connecticut, at The Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, Indiana, April 30, 2000
  Side B The Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Spring Organ Recital, by Douglas Brown of New Haven, Connecticut, at The Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, Indiana, April 30, 2000
Cassette 398-27 Side A First United Methodist Church, South Bend, Indiana, Dwight J. Davis, Organist, Janet Deal, Soprano, Richard Day, Tenor (See cassette for detailed listing of music performed), December 15, 1974
  Side B First United Methodist Church, South Bend, Indiana, Dwight J. Davis, Organist, Janet Deal, Soprano, Richard Day, Tenor (See cassette for detailed listing of music performed), December 15, 1974
Cassette 398-28 Side A City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, Radio Broadcast, n.d.
  Side B City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, Advent Service, Lessons and Carols with Procession, November 29, 1970
Cassette 398-29 Side A City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, Benjamin Britten, Rejoice with the Lamb and other unidentified works, Dwight J. Davis, Organist with choir, 1971
  Side B [Probably]Ogden Dunes Community Church, Thiman, Souls of the Righteous; John Rutter, For the Beauty of the Earth, May 27, 1984
Cassette 398-30 Side A City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, Voice/Organ/Instrument Recital, Dwight J. Davis, Organist, November 28, 1971
  Side B City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, Voice/Organ/Instrument Recital, Dwight J. Davis, Organist, November 28, 1971
CD 398-1   Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, Gary, Indiana, Casavant Organ, Stephen Schnurr, January 23, 2000
CD 398-2   Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Gary, Indiana, Cathedral of the Holy Angels, 1963 Casavant Organ, Douglas Brown, Organist, April 30, 2000
CD 398-3   Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Gary, Indiana, Cathedral of the Holy Angels, 1963 Casavant Organ, Douglas Brown, Organist, April 30, 2000
CD 398-4   Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Gary, Indiana, Cathedral of the Holy Angels, 1963 Casavant Organ, Thomas Kurt, Organist, July 23, 2000
CD 398-5   Cathedral Arts Concert Series at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, Gary, Indiana, Philip Gehring Organ, Betty Gehring, Violin, January 28, 2001
CD 398-6   Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Gary, Indiana, Cathedral of the Holy Angels, By, Karen Schneider Kirner, July 22, 2001
CD 398-7   Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Gary, Indiana, Cathedral of the Holy Angels, By, Calumet Chamber Musicians, October 28, 2001
CD 398-8   Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, Gary, Indiana, By, Sally Cherrington, Organ, January 27, 2002
CD 398-9   Cathedral Arts Concert Series, Gary, Indiana, Cathedral of the Holy Angels, 1963 Casavant Organ, William Aylesworth, Organist, April 27, 2003
CD 398-10   Elijah, Disk 1 of 2, Felix Mendelssohn, City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, May 6, 1956
CD 398-11   Elijah, Disk 2 of 2, Felix Mendelssohn, City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, May 6, 1956
CD 398-12   City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, March 25, 1956, The Temptations of the Christ, Eric H. Thiman, November 4, 1956
CD 398-13   Messiah, By, George Frederick Handel, City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, Part I and Hallelujah Chorus, December 2, 1956
CD 398-14   City Methodist Church Choirs: The Grail Story of the Last Supper with music from Wagner and Parsifal, April 14, 1957
CD 398-15   City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, March 25, 1958
CD 398-16   City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, 1st Sunday in December 1967
CD 398-17   City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, Fourth Annual Pops Concert, June 12-13 (Year Unknown)
CD 398-18   City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, Service of Lessons and Cards, N. D.
CD 398-19   Organ Historical Society, 2002 Chicago Convention, David Schrader, Organist, Saint Paul Catholic Church, June 28, 2002
CD 398-20   Organ Historical Society, 2002 Chicago Convention, Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, Gary, Indiana, 1963 Casavant, Thomas Brown, Organist, June 28, 2002
CD 398-21   Organ Historical Society, 2002 Chicago Convention, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana Chapel of the Resurrection, John Gouwens, Organist, June 28, 2002
CD 398-22   Organ Historical Society, 2002 Chicago Convention, Saint Paul Episcopal Church, La Porte, Indiana, Gregory Crowell, Organist, June 28, 2002
CD 398-23   Organ Historical Society, 2002 Chicago Convention, First Congregational Church, Michigan City, Indiana, Stephen Schnurr, Organist, June 28, 2002
CD 398-24   Saint Paul Church Adult Choir, CD Sampler, Stephen Schnurr, Director of Music, March 27, 2003

Subject Tracings

  • Cathedral of the Holy Angels (Gary)
  • Churches
  • First Presbyterian Church (Gary)
  • Forty-Third Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • Music
  • Organs
  • Schnurr, Stephen
  • St. Paul Church (Valparaiso)