The OHS Pipe Organ Database

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Murphy Hall

OHS Database ID 21077.

Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 30, 2012.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 30 stops. 19 registers. 22 ranks. 1393 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005. (Database Manager. November 24, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- The organ was used as a studio organ until it was moved and installed at Barry Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1986. (Database Manager. April 12, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. September 30, 2012)

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Console, organ and exposed pipes in the teaching studio. Reuter Organ Co. promotional photo, courtesy of Max Mayse (1959)

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  • Stoplist copied from The Diapason November 1957
         Lawrence, Kansas
         University of Kansas
         Reuter   Op. 1258   1958   3/23
         GREAT                       CHOIR
      8' Bourdon        61        8' Nasonflote       61
      8' Gemshorn       61        8' Erzahler         61
      4' Principal      61        8' Erzahler Celeste 49
    III  Mixture       183        4' Koppelflote      61
         Tremulant                2' Blockflote       61
         Sub                  1 3/5' Tierce           61
         Unison Off               8' Rohrschalmei     61
         Super                       Tremulant
         SWELL                       Unison Off
      8' Rohrflote      61           Super
      8' Viole de Gamba 61
      4' Nachthorn      61           PEDAL
      2' Nachthorn      --       16' Bourdon          32
    III  Plein Jeux    183       16' Nasonbasse       12 CH
     16' Cromorne       73        8' Spitzprincipal   32
      8' Trompette      61        8' Bourdon          GT
      4' Cromorne       --        8' Rohrflote        SW
         Tremulant                4' Octave           12
         Sub                      4' Nachthorn        SW
         Unison Off               2' Octavin          12
         Super                   16' Cromorne         12 SW
                                  8' Trompette        SW
                                  4' Rohrschalmei     CH
    [Received online from Jeff Scofield September 29, 2012]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from The Diapason November 1957 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.