Diehn Composers Room

Collection Name:
Dr. George Gay III Collection

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The Dr. George Gay III Collection of classical music records was donated by John E. Doughty, who inherited it, to Old Dominion University in 1972. It was housed in the Diehn Composers Room in 1997.

Access and Borrowing Materials

This collection of Historical Recordings is available for research in the Diehn Composers Room, only. Staff will not make copies of materials, due to copyright restrictions which protect sound recordings until 2067.

Long-play records are cataloged under the title "George Gay III Collection" in the Libraries' online catalog. Copies of the entire LP collection are available on cassettes, which circulate. To search the online catalog of the Old Dominion University Libraries, click here. 78rpm records are not library-cataloged. They are shelved in the Music Special Collections area according to a numbering system that was devised by Dr. Gay.


Number of shelves: 82
Size: approximately 222.25 linear ft.

Collection Numeration

LPs are shelved together as the "Gay Collection" and cataloged DA 566.9.C5F8 through PS 3509.L43M8 1953. 78s are not library-cataloged but are shelved according to a numbering system that was devised by Dr. Gay.


No further donations are anticipated.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dr. George Gay III Collection, Old Dominion University, Diehn Composers Room, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Norfolk, Virginia.

Publication Rights

[Copyright has not been assigned to the University Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the University Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.]