The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Yale University - Woolsey Hall
New Haven, Connecticut

Woolsey Hall

OHS Database ID 7117.


This organ received OHS Citation number 167.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 5, 2013.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 7 divisions. 198 stops. 141 registers. 195 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. 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. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. 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 toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 1994. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Incorporates parts of Hutchings-Votey Op. 1469 (1902) and J.W. Steere & Son Op. 682 (1915). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Rebuild of 1902 Hutchings-Votey/1915 J. W. Steere, #682; (42 registers by H-V; 24 registers by Steere; 60 registers by Skinner; 11 registers part Skinner, part H-V; 4 rg part Skinner, part Steere) ; dedication recital by Harry Jepson, December 6, 1929; additional work added two planned for reeds in 1931 piggybacked on contract of 1852; lst Orchestral Trombone re-installed by A. ThompsonAllen in 1994; extant; unaltered. (Database Manager. May 8, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. July 15, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Bob Meister (OHS member). (Database Manager. February 5, 2013)

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Organ facade. Photo by Len Levasseur 2009-02-16

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