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Proulx Collection

Identifier: Proulx_0001

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of hundreds of original manuscripts, published works, correspondence, sound recordings, and Proulx's substantial reference collection.


  • 1950 - 2010


Biographical / Historical

A St. Paul, MN, native, composer Richard Proulx was born in 1937. His professional career began in the early to mid-1960s and spanned over fifty years. He is known internationally for his compositions, and his works, such as A Community Mass, have become staples in the liturgical repertoire. Composing for a variety instruments, styles, denominations, and communities, Proulx showed exceptional versatility.

Proulx's connection with St. John's University was strong. Proulx studied music at the university as a young boy, and later taught hymnody and composition in summer sessions. He was the recipient of St.John's prestigious Pax Christi award, given to those who have devoted themselves to God by working in the tradition of Benedictine monasticism to serve others and to build a heritage of faith in the world.

Following his death in 2010, St. John's Alcuin Library became the home of The Richard Proulx Collection.


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Repository Details

Part of the Saint John's University Archives and Special Collections Repository

P O Box 2500
Alcuin Library
Collegeville Minnesota 56321 United States