Special Collections

McCray Hall at night with full moonAt Special Collections located in Axe Library at Pittsburg State University, we have a large collection of sheet music.

Axe Library Digital

  • Carson J. Robison Collection
  • Eva Jessye Collection

Axe Library Digital Commons

Music Special Collections cataloged within the general library catalog

  • William Browning Collection
  • Barbara Rondelli Collection
  • Treble Clef Club Collection
  • Other Music Special Collections

The Walter McCray Collection
Walter McCray (1877-1959) is a former PSU Music Department Chair and the person for whom the building is named.  His papers from 1899-1983 are in the Axe Library Digital Commons.


L-R: Walter McCray, John Philip Sousa, and PSU President William Brandenburg.


Dr. Walter McCray was the second director of the Department of Music at Pittsburg State University, known then as the State Manual Training Normal School, and served in that capacity from September 1914 to August 1946. He died on December 5, 1959.


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