Harry Eskew Hymnology Collection

The Harry Eskew Hymnology Collection consists of some 2,200 volumes of hymnals, hymnology books and journals, and related works on church music and worship. Many languages are represented, including Arabic, Hebrew, German, French, Latin, and Japanese. Most of the items are from the 19th and 20th centuries. Rare items in the collection include a first edition of William Walker's Southern Harmony from 1835 and William Tans'ur's 1764 tune book, Royal Melody Compleat, The New Harmony of Sion.

Dr. Eskew was a professor of music history and hymnology at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he served for 36 years. He served on hymnal committees and authored books and articles on Baptist and gospel hymnology. His collection was acquired in 2002.