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Creators:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-
Dates:
undated
Size:
40 Cubic Feet (82 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1452
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes photographs of pianos and other keyboard instruments.

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Creators:
Wood & Brooks Company
Dates:
1925-1966.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0457
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival records of the firm, including action specification sheets and a 1959 report on pressed felt specifications.

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Creators:
Challis, John, 1907-1974
Frayer, William W.
Truesdale, Ephraim
Dates:
circa 1900-1974
Size:
24 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1375
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the Challis Harpsichord business, and the lives of Mr. Challis and his partner, Ephraim Truesdale. The collection contains correspondence, both personal and business; business records, including ledgers and journals; drawings, including design drawings for harpsichord decorations and elements; client files; subject files, e...

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Creators:
Dowd, William R.
Dates:
1949-1997
Size:
33 Cubic feet (81 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0593
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Dowd's career as a maker and scholar of harpsichords through correspondence, photographs, drawings, notes, and financial materials. The collection contains templates and drawings for harpsichords built or restored by Dowd. The collection also documents the activities of small business and its owner in Boston from 1959-1988.

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Creators:
Chickering, Jonas, 1798-1853
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1864 - 1985
Size:
16 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0264
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of 51 volumes of Chickering & Sons piano registers, documenting piano production (May 1823-September 1985); correspondence related to the hundredth anniversary of Jonas Chickering's presidency of the Handel and Hayden Society; publications on the history of the Company and sales literature (1854-1984); newspapers articles a...

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Creators:
Frank Hubbard
Dates:
1930-2003
bulk 1949-2003
Size:
30 Cubic feet (76 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1256
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents approximately fifty years of the Hubbard Harpsichord business. The records include correspondence, financial and accounting materials, sales and promotional materials, records, newsletters, dealer files, project files, photographs, research files on European instruments, kit manuals, and design drawings.

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Creators:
Falcone Custom Grand Pianos
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Pratt, Read and Company
Sohmer & Company
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Dates:
1872-1989
Size:
43 Cubic feet (74 boxes and 11 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Sohmer & Co., date from 1872 through 1989. They fall into fourteen series based primarily on function. Legal, financial, inventory & appraisal, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales are the major series. Photographs, awards, family papers, publications about Sohmer, general publications, "miscellaneous" and corresponden...

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Creators:
Steinway, William
Steinway, Henry Ziegler
Steinway family
Steinway & Sons
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Dates:
1857-1919
Size:
6 Cubic feet (12 boxes, including photographs and microfilm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0178
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Steinway & Sons piano company and a daily diary of William Steinway, a key figure in the rise of the company to international prominence in the nineteenth century. The records document overall operations of the company, individual piano serial numbers, and the business and personal life of William Steinway, a prominent figure in New York business, politics, and musical life.

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Creators:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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Creators:
Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams)
Dates:
1986
Size:
2 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9608
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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