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About these collections

Armacost Library is home to numerous special collections of individuals related to the University of Redlands.

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Wayne Bohrnstedt Collection

A collection of scores donated by Wayne Bohrnstedt (1923-2020). Bohrnstedt was emeritus faculty at the University of Redlands and chaired the School of Music. Bohrnstedt's works have been performed by the Eastman-Rochester Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. As a former faculty member at Bowling Green State University, Bohrnstedt wrote their university’s pre-game fight song "Forward Falcons." Redlands locals have our own treat, “Fanfare” played regularly at the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival.

Ivan Boutnikoff Collection

A personal score collection and manuscripts donated by Ivan Boutnikoff (1893-1972). During his lengthy career, Boutnikoff conducted for renowned orchestras such as the Brussels Symphony, Wiener Philharmoniker and Bolshoi Ballet. He was also known for his symphonic compositions and arrangements.

George Sheet Music Collection

Over 500 pieces of sheet music, mostly American compositions dating from the early to mid 20th century.

Angela Jelliffe Collection

Compositions and manuscript scores by Johnston alumna and former University of Redlands faculty member Angela Jelliffe '72.

Rowland Leach Collection

Original compositions of Rowland Leach (1885-1963), violinist and former director of the School of Music.

Walter Martin Sheet Music Collection

Over 1200 pieces of historical and modern vocal music donated by baritone and University of Redlands faculty member Walter Martin (1930-1987).

Penny McElroy collection

Two boxes of late twentieth century pop-up books donated in 2021 by Penny McElroy, MFA, Professor of Studio Art at University of Redlands from 1986 to present. The dozens of pop-up books in this collection exemplify a wide spectrum of book arts techniques and span various genres, including children's literature, science, music and corporate marketing. Renowned contributors such as Robert Sabuda, Lothar Meggendorfer, Tor Lokvig, and Keith Moseley are represented.  

Alexandra Pierce Collection

Electronic copies of compositions by Dr. Alexandra Pierce, Emerita Professor of the University of Redlands. Dr. Pierce taught at the University from 1968 until 2001, directing the composition program and distinguishing herself as a pianist and scholar interested in the intersection of music and movement.

Ransom Wilson Collection

Annotated scores donated in 2021 by noted flutist, conductor and composer Ransom Wilson, Music Director and Conductor of the Redlands Symphony. 

University of Redlands, Inland Empire, and Southern California Deserts Zine Collection

The University of Redlands, Inland Empire, and Southern California Deserts Zine Collection contains zines created by authors affiliated with the University of Redlands or geographically focused on the Inland Empire and Southern California deserts.