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Nanney (Herbert) organ collection
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This collection consists of audio recordings, concert programs, manuscripts, photographs, and other materials collected by the Nanney family pertaining to the career of Herbert Nanney, University Organist and Director of Music for Stanford Memorial Church at Stanford University. The audio recordings are in most cases personal copies made from master tapes, radio broadcasts, and other sources for home use by Herbert Nanney. Among the other items found in this collection are Stanford Memorial Church concert programs, materials documenting American Guild of Organists 1984 Convention, and manuscript scores created by Nanney during his early years of study in music.
Herbert Boswell Nanney (1918-1996), professor emeritus of Music at Stanford University, is best known for his role as University Organist and Director of Music for Stanford Memorial Church for nearly four decades until his retirement in 1985. During his tenure at Stanford University, Nanney divided his time as a regular performer at venues throughout the United States and Europe, organized a doctoral program at the Stanford campus in organ performance practice, and oversaw the construction of the Baroque-style Fisk-Nanney organ installed at Stanford Memorial Church in 1984. In his early years, Nanney studied organ at the University of California Los Angeles with Alexander Schreiner, earned his AB degree in Music from Whittier College, and served in World War II with the 203rd General Hospital Battalion in England and in France. While in Paris, Nanney was organist-director of the American Cathedral and studied with Marcel Dupré at the Conservatoire national de musique et d'art dramatique (also known as the Paris Conservatory of Music).
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