The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains both musical scores and the organizational records of the International Double Reed Society. The musical scores date from 1900 to 2004 and include both classical and modern composers.
The organizational records, which date from 1965 to 2005, include administrative files, bibliographies and discographies, catalogs, conference materials, correspondence, financial records, membership records, newsletters and publications. There are also a small number of media items, including a compact disc and 5 1/4 backup disks. Gaps exist in the organizational records, particularly in the financial records, membership records, and correspondence.
- 1900 - 2007
- Other: Date acquired: 2007 July
- International Double Reed Society (Organization)
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Collection is open for research.
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Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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Biographical or Historical Information
Established in 1971, the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) is a non-profit organization that brings together double reed musicians, enthusiasts, and instrument manufacturers. The main goal of the organization is to promote double reed instruments while providing a forum for communication for the double reed community. Currently, the IDRS has over 4,000 members from fifty-six countries. Members come from all fifty of the U.S. states, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
The International Double Reed Society is headed by a board of officers, including a president and two vice presidents.The principle office of the IDRS is located in Columbus, Ohio. The organization produces four issues of The Double Reed annually, maintains a website, and holds an annual conference. Several other national double reed societies, from Britain to Japan, are associate members of the IDRS.
148.40 Linear Feet (118 boxes)
Language of Materials
Established in 1971, the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) is a non-profit organization that brings together double reed musicians, enthusiasts, and instrument manufacturers.
This collection contains both musical scores and the organizational records of the International Double Reed Society.
The collection is arranged in two series. The first series includes extensive musical scores dating from 1900 to 2004. The series is arranged alphabetically by composer's last name, except for boxes 111-112, which are oversized and arranged alphabetically within these two boxes. The second series contains the records of the International Double Reed Society dating from 1958 to 2005. The series is arranged alphabetically by folder name and chronologically within each folder.
Method of Acquisition
A gift from the IDRS Archives to Special Collections in July of 2007.
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- Bassoon -- Studies and exercises
- Bassoon and piano music -- Scores and parts
- Bassoon and piano music, Arranged
- Bassoon music
- English horn -- Studies and exercises
- English horn and piano music
- English horn and piano music -- Scores and parts
- English horn and piano music, Arranged
- International Double Reed Society
- Oboe -- Studies and exercises
- Oboe and piano music -- Scores and parts
- Oboe and piano music, Arranged
- Oboe music
- The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Records
- Patrick Dollar
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