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Bill Studwell
Anyone who knew Bill Studwell knew how much he loved Christmas music. Those who knew him well also had an inkling that he also loved a prominent splash in the media featuring his expertise on the topic. And why not? Studwell, who worked as a cataloger at NIU’s Founders Memorial Library for 20 years, was justifiably...
Bill Studwell
The announcement of the 2010 Carol of the Year is tinged with sadness. The planned end of the 25-year series arrives with the news that the creator of the series, William Studwell, did not live to see the project through to its final coda. Studwell, who worked for 30 years as a library cataloger at...
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Bill Studwell initiated his Carol of the Year series in 1986, but had been researching carols since 1972. His nearly 40 years of exhaustive research on the genre led to numerous books and articles. His book “The Christmas Carol Reader” features historical and cultural contexts of more than 200 carols, including those listed below. (The...