The Red River Valley [Minnesota-North Dakota] Chapter of the American Guild of Organists developed out of the local Pipe Organ Group. In its early years the Pipe Organ Group provided the community with annual organ recitals, workshops, and programs. The Group was formally organized as a Chapter of the National American Guild of Organists in September of 1945. Since then, membership has grown greatly to include local performers, professional educators, and community leaders. The Chapter remains active by performing in recitals and festivals, and by sponsoring guest performances.
The records of the Red River Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists include early papers beginning at 1940 of the Pipe Organ Group. They continue on with Guild papers to the present. Records include correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, membership lists, programs from performances, newspaper articles, and annual yearbooks.