“The Bulletin of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America” is an important resource for communicating information about the GCNA, as well as the carillon field and everything related to it – including information about instruments, individuals, music, events, and research.
While working on the CLIR funded project to process the GCNA archives, the invoice for the printing of the very first issue of the Bulletin was discovered!
To date, 63 issues of the Bulletin have been published – sharing hundreds of articles with thousands of people all over the world. It’s to the GCNA’s credit that it has made a commitment to continue providing this print publication to its members for nearly 75 years!
This invoice serves as a marker of how far the Bulletin, the GCNA, and the carillon world (and technology!) have come since 1940. From mimeographed copies to full color printing, from $24.46 for issue #1 to $1706.26 for issue #63, from 53 carillons in North America to almost 200!
And just so the treasurer doesn’t worry – no, it’s not an outstanding invoice: