The Archive of Recorded Sound (ARS) at Stanford University is pleased
to announce the completion of the processing of the Richard J. Howe
Collection of Musical Instrument Literature. An illustrated blogpost
by our Project Archivist, Gurudarshan Khalsa, has been posted on the
ARS web site, and the finding aid is available on the Online Archive
of California (OAC).
The largest known collection of its kind, the Howe Collection of
Musical Instrument Literature contains material about the manufacture
of pianos, organs, and mechanical musical instruments from 1838 to 2002.
The materials include catalogs, books, magazines, correspondence,
photographs, broadsides, advertisements, and price lists.
The collection was created, and originally donated to the University
of Maryland, by Richard J. Howe. It was transferred to the Stanford
Archive of Recorded Sound in 2015 to support the Player Piano Project,
which now includes ten mechanical pianos and more than 15,000 piano
Blogpost for the Howe Collection of Musical Instrument Literature:
Finding aid for the Howe Collection of Musical Instrument Literature:
We invite you to explore this massive collection and to share the link
information with researchers, faculty, and students who are interested
in the study of musical instruments.
Frank Ferko - Sound Archives Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound
Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
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