In 2011, 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. This partnership was of great benefit to ATOS members, students, historians and scholars.
All previous issues of the Theatre Organ Journal were digitized, archived, and made available online. You can access the collection here:
The following videos not only demonstrate the care this important material received, but underscores the vision of the ATOS Board of Directors in protecting the future of this historical material.
Organ Historical Society
In 2019 the University of Oklahoma, much to our dismay, made the decision to eliminate the American Organ Institute. At that time the Board of Directors entered into negotiations with the Organ Historical Society to relocate our archives to their archive facility. The move took place in the fall of 2020, and continued archival work will be done in this new facility.
AOI Archives & Library – Archival Processing