Five years ago, the American Theatre Organ Society entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Oklahoma which established the Theatre Organ Archive and Library at the American Organ Institute. What was the collection of historical material, recordings, letters and more thus found not only a new home, but received the benefit of serious archival attention. The ongoing care, restoration, digitization, and organization of historical material is under the supervision from a top school for Library Sciences, coupled with the AOI. The success of this partnership will be of benefit to ATOS members, students, historians and scholars for years to come.
The following video update provided by the American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma not only demonstrates the care this important material is receiving, but underscores the vision of the ATOS Board of Directors which took care in making a difficult, important decision about the future of this historical material.