Kearney State College
     Mem'l Carillon Tower
   Univ. of Nebraska at Kearney
   West 24th Street at 9th Avenue
   Kearney, Nebraska, USA
   LL: N 40.70061, W 99.09589
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   University of Nebraska at Kearney
   905 West 25th Street
   Kearney, NE  68849
   T: 308-865-8000   F: 308-865-8102
   - or -
   David Burnham, Maintenance Manager
   T: 308-865-1800


   Whittington quarter-chime tune
   at the hour, 10 times per day


   Given to honor the Peterson and Yanney
   families; installed by Harry van
   Bergen in March 1986.  Bell controls
   & three-octave keyboard for programming
   are in library tunnels underground.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 24 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range: (G )C C   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1985
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 -4 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   17 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  19 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  95%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022

On the UNK Website, the tower is pictured on a directory page, and a facilities page opens with a drone shot of the bell tower.
A downloadable file from the University archives gives details of the donors, the bells and the tower; it also has photos of the construction and a copy of the dedication program.
A Feb.2014 news release about music played on the bells includes three photos of the bell tower as well as its history.
An Oct.2022 news article about routine maintenance work includes photos of the bells and the controls, plus a video interview with long-time maintainer Don Swem.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NE.

   This page was built from the database on 23-Jan-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/01/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/11/26

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