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Creators:
Anderson, John R.
Dates:
circa 1850-1990
Size:
4.8 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1257
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of archival materials on the history of the piano, including: print advertisements for piano makers; sales brochures and catalogs for various piano makers; part and supply catalogs; price lists; trade cards; postcards; trade publications; owners' manuals; tuning guides and magazines; instruction books; photographs; an account book for ...

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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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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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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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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:
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:
Nickse, Hugo
Johnson, Hanford
Comstock, Cheney and Co.
Pratt, Read and Company
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Dates:
1839-1990
Size:
84 Cubic feet (104 boxes, 28 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0320
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records documenting Pratt, Read and Company; its early competitor and later partner, Comstock, Cheney and Company; and a number of predecessor, subsidiary and related companies. Other topics include the late 19th century African ivory trade and Pratt, Read's production of troop-carrying gliders during World War II.

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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:
Arnold, Cheney & Co.
Moore, Ernst D. (importer, trader)
Dates:
1888-1932
Size:
1.6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0321
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting Moore's work as an ivory trader employed by Arnold, Cheney and Co. Includes copies of his diary entries while working as an ivory trader, financial documents, price lists, his writings on the subject of ivory, articles, a map, and photographs.

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