The Frances Winters Hymnology Collection will provide for scholarly research for professional church musicians and hymnologists. Frances Winters collected hymnological materials and taught hymnology and various other church music courses not only at William Carey but in The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her relationship with prominent hymnologists is reflected in her correspondence contained in the collection. Scholars in the field will be able to search the collection for research problems on a variety of topics. Of particular interest in Baptist heritage life is that Frances Winters taught the foremost writers and educators of hymnology. Frances Winters helped define the discipline of hymnological studies.