The Children’s Literature Center is located in Room 212 of the Bowman Building at 20 South Cameron Street in downtown Winchester. It contains a large and varied collection of children’s and young adult books assembled to support the university’s education program. The collection is named in honor of the late Nancy Larrick Crosby, who was an author, editor and university trustee.
We have an impressive and ever-growing reference set of collected works representing over 50 composers in the finest critical editions available. In addition to sets devoted to individual composers, we have nine monuments or collected editions of music and historical editions arranged by genre and country. These authoritative sources include exhaustive notes, and they are indispensable to the music scholar. Many of the volumes are indexed in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and some have their own indexes and accompanying thematic catalogs.
Our circulating scores number close to 15,000, and represent a healthy balance of vocal and instrumental works of all periods in full and miniature score, as well as solo and ensemble performance editions. Many contemporary works are included.
Printed Music in Special Collections
The Special Collections department contains a collection of more than 300 hymnals, Sunday School songbooks, and other sacred music spanning two centuries. We also have hundreds of examples of sheet music from the early 20th century, though these are only partially organized at the present time.
Norman Heim Collection
The Norman Heim Collection consists of more than 4,000 scores for woodwinds in general and clarinet in particular. The collection is a gift from noted clarinetist and teacher Dr. Norman Heim, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, and includes copies of his own compositions. The collection is organized and cataloged in a Google Sheets database. The Heim collection does not circulate. For more information, contact Kathy Evans in the Reference Department.
Special Collections include archival materials relating to the university; theses, dissertations and yearbooks; rare or unusual books; an extensive early-20th century sheet music collection; materials relating to the Evangelical United Brethren; and a collection of almost 300 hymnals from several denominations. As a rule, the Special Collections department does not collect or retain any genealogical materials.
Special Collections materials must be used only in Smith Library. Many items are old and in very fragile condition. For access, please contact the Library Reference Department at (540) 665-5444 or email@example.com.
Archival materials relating to the history of the university can be found in the Shenandoah Collection in the Huffer-McAdams Memorial Archives on the second floor of Smith Library. Annual reports and financial statements, accreditation self-studies, and the Zynodoa yearbook are examples of Shenandoah University publications found in this area. Additionally, the collection includes publications by current and former Shenandoah alumni and faculty, as well as books and materials concerning the history and development of the university.
Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) Archives
Shenandoah University is the repository for all historical records of ministers and churches of the Virginia Conference of the United Brethren and Evangelical United Brethren churches prior to 1968, the date of the merger with the Methodist Church. The materials are housed in the Gruver-Souders UB/EUB Archives which are located in Smith Library, on Shenandoah’s Winchester campus. Read more (PDF).
Over 500 Shenandoah University master’s theses and doctoral dissertations are available in hard-copy format on the main floor of Smith Library. Digitized theses and dissertations from 1999 to the present are available in the Dissertations & Theses @ Shenandoah University database. All theses and dissertations may be searched by author, title, or subject in WorldCat Discovery.
At this time, access to this collection of materials is limited to current SU students and faculty. All SU masters theses and doctoral dissertations are copyrighted by their respective authors.
The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) is the consortium of the nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members include all of Virginia’s state-assisted colleges and universities, as well as 34 private, nonprofit institutions and the Library of Virginia. Many of Shenandoah online resources are provided through our participation in VIVA.