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The Tower Bells Supersite is a personal project of Carl Scott Zimmerman, whose connections to the worlds of bells are as follows:

- a Carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) since 1962
- chairman of the GCNA's Special Committee on Tower and Carillon Statistics from its inception more than 40 years ago until it was merged into the GCNA's Website committee
- author of 6 articles on "Carillons of the Americas" in the GCNA Bulletin
- author/publisher of "Carillons of the World" (1979) and "Carillons of the Americas"
- Co-Webmaster for the GCNA Website from its inception, with responsibility for presenting information about North American carillons, etc.; became Webmaster there on the retirement of the originator of that Website, holding that position until July 2011, and again briefly in early 2012, terminating when the technical data section of that Website was transferred here in April 2012
- delegate from the GCNA to the World Carillon Federation (WCF) for two terms; member of the Executive Committee of the WCF as well as its Treasurer

- a Resident member (Unattached) of the North American Guild of Change Ringers (NAGCR) since 1979

- a regular member of the Handbell Musicians of America (HMA), formerly known as the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR)
- formerly a director (and once a founding director) of various church-based handbell choirs
- formerly a bass bell ringer in the Ely Bells and the Concert Bells of Webster Groves Presbyterian Church
- was for almost a quarter-century a charter member of the Gateway Ringers, the first auditioned community handbell choir in the St.Louis, Missouri, area

- a historian & genealogist & industrial archaeologist with respect to bellfounders who operated in the city of St.Louis, Missouri, USA, during the 19th and early 20th centuries, with occasional forays into similar investigations for other major cities of the USA.

- member of the following additional bell-related associations:

American Bell Association International, Inc.
Carillon Society of Britain and Ireland
originally the British Carillon Society (BCS)
Koninklijke Nederlandse Klokkenspel Vereniging
originally the Nederlandse Klokkenspel Vereniging (NKV)
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors  /  Tower and Street Clock Chapter

On Christmas Day of 2022, KPLR-TV (St.Louis) broadcast "Let Them Ring: Bells Past and Present" -- a video (7:24) in which CSZ participated.

See also the Website history.

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This page was created 2000/03/04 and last revised 2023/01/21.

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