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Creators:
Janssen Piano Company.
Dates:
1901-1929
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0512
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is composed of six scrapbooks assembled by the Janssen Piano Company of New York. These contain clippings on manufacturing, piano models, and marketing techniques, as well as company-sponsored outings and picnics. Also includes brochures--listing names of Janssen Piano owners in various geographic areas--used as a marketing device.

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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:
Leedy Manufacturing Co.
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
ca. 1925.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0188
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This album documents the Leedy Manufacturing Co.'s production of a variety of percussion musical instruments, such as drums, tympani, xylophones, vibraphones, etc. There is a group portrait of the executive staff, assembled near the door of the plant: it is marked "Indianapolis" and "1925," along with the names "Leedy," [George H.] "Way," "Elsie W...

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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:
Wurlitzer (Rudolph) Company
Dates:
1860-1984
Size:
56 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0469
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history and development of the Wurlitzer Company and consists of company publications, business records, employee files, manufacturing records, sales and marketing records, product information, publicity, advertising, photographs, audiovisual materials, and organ installation 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:
Hermann, Emil, 1888-1968
Francais, Jacques, 1923-2004
Dates:
1566-1998
Size:
33.3 Cubic feet (60 document boxes, 30 binder boxes, 5 flat oversize)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0872
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Jacques Français was a preeminent luthier, violin expert, and dealer in rare stringed instruments. Emil Herrmann was also a violin expert and dealer in rare violins. This collection contains photographic prints, negatives, certificates of authenticity, and sale books related to their business as dealers and authenticators of rare stringed instruments.

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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:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1827-1986; undated
Size:
66 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S09
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 9: Domestic and Community Life documents family, love, marriage, home, and social organizations. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Bukowski, Henry S., 1922-
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
ca. 1930s-1940s
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0678
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publicity photographs and postcards of entertainers, mostly jazz musicians and leaders of dance bands, etc., and related memorabilia.

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