John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1257
Dates:
circa 1700-2011, undated
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
6 Cubic feet
14 boxes, 1 map folder
Repository:

Content Description
Content Description
The addendum consists of trade literaure and ephemera on the subject of pianos.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into three series.
Series 1: Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera, 1850-1990, undated
Series 2: Photographs, undated
Series 3: Research Notes, 1700-2011, undated

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
A retired government employee, Anderson is a piano enthusiast and collector. He conducted extensive research on early piano makers.

Administration
Author
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by John R. Anderson in 2011.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Sarah Gediman, intern; Julia Gibson, intern; Savannah Hildre, intern; Lauren Janik, intern; supervised by Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, archivist, 2019.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Related Materials
Materials in the Archives Center
Pratt, Read Corporation Records (NMAH.AC.0320)
Sohmer and Company Records (NMAH.AC.0349)
Steinway & Sons Records and Family Papers (NMAH.AC.0178)
Wurlitzler Company Records (NMAH.AC.0469)
South Carolina Historical Society
Siegling Music House Records, 1820-1972

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Piano -- History Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Organ (Musical instrument) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical instruments Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical instrument makers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harpsichord makers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harpsichord Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuals Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ledgers (account books) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising cards Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertisements Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piano makers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Price lists Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade catalogs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Anderson, John R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weber Piano Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John Broadwood and Sons Limited Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mason & Hamlin Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wm. Knabe & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steinway & Sons Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sohmer & Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives