Quick Reference

The NMM staff recommends the following sources as dependable resources for research about musical instruments.


• The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie (London and New York: Macmillan, 2001)
• The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition, Laurence Libin, ed. (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014)
• The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2013)
• Grove Music Online
• William Waterhouse, The New Langwill Index: A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors (London: Tony Bingham, 1993). 
• Serial numbers for many brass and woodwind instrument manufacturers can be found at the Music Trader website.
• Serial numbers for many piano manufacturers can be found in the Bluebook of Pianos.
• Names, addresses, and product information for current musical instrument manufacturers can be found in The Purchaser's Guide to the Music Industries (Englewood, NJ: The Music Trades Corp.). For further information, visit the Music Trades website.
• Information and statistics about the modern musical instrument industry can be found at the National Association of Music Merchants and Music Trades websites.
• To research musical instrument collections, consult MIMO (Musical Instrument Museums Online).
• The Galpin Society website contains details of many scholarly articles and books about the history of musical instruments.
• The American Musical Instrument Society website lists articles published in its scholarly journal about musical instruments.
• If you have questions about the care, maintenance, and/or restoration of vintage or antique musical instruments, consult The Care of Historic Musical Instruments edited by Robert L. Barclay.

Research Resources & Services

Services & Fees

Appraisals

The National Music Museum, as a matter of legal and ethical policy, does not appraise musical instruments. If you wish to obtain a formal, written appraisal of your instrument, for which you will most likely be charged a fee, consult the following websites:

Reproduction Services

Images may be ordered from the NMM for personal study, educational classroom use, or approved reproduction. Please complete the Image Order Form and send it via fax, email or mail to the NMM. The NMM does not accept telephone orders for photographic materials. When you place an order for an image, please be aware that images may not be available for that particular object or may not be available in the format you request. In this event, a staff member will contact you to review new or alternative formats or options.

Permission to reproduce images in any medium must be obtained in writing no less than eight (8) weeks before you need them. The form, Permission to Publish Digital Images, must be filled out and returned to the NMM. State fully the intended use of the material requested. Give complete information about your publication, including the title, name of author and publisher (plus complete addresses), print run, distribution, and number of languages in which it will be issued. Requests submitted with missing information may result in delays. 

Upon receipt of a request, and after its approval, the NMM will send an invoice for any fees due and a Licensing Letter of Agreement for the Use of Photographic Reproductions. This agreement must be signed by both the NMM and the user for permission to be granted. Signed forms should be returned to the NMM at least six (6) weeks prior to the date of publication or the date on which permission is needed. Payment in advance is required.

Publication permission for one-time, one language, world-wide distribution is included with payment of the initial fees. Fees for electronic, non-editorial, or multiple uses will be determined on an individual basis. Additional reproduction fees may be charged based on the specifics of your project. Each project is evaluated separately and reproduction fees will be charged accordingly.

The NMM reserves the right to refuse any requests and to impose such conditions as it may deem advisable in the best interest of the NMM.

The NMM grants publication permission only for digital photography obtained directly from the NMM. The NMM does not issue permission for publication of images taken from books, postcards, color prints, 35mm slides, digital photography, the Internet, or any other previously published materials.

For all approved photographic uses, the full credit line must read: National Music Museum, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, plus the photographer's name. The credit line must appear somewhere within the context of the visual representation. Whenever possible, it should be placed adjacent to the illustration. In instances where a detail of a work appears, an acknowledgment to that effect must appear in the caption.

One copy of any publication in which NMM digital images appear must be sent to the NMM for inclusion in the NMM's library and archives.

The NMM does not offer copyright research for archival images. The NMM does not currently hold copyright, trademark, or other IP property rights for most of the materials in the NMM Archives. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, personal rights, the right to publicity, and right to privacy, may need to be cleared before the NMM can make digital copies available. The user must provide the NMM with written permission from the owner of the rights before digital copies can be produced. The NMM does not assume any (rather, the researcher assumes all) legal responsibility for any infringement of literary, copyright, or publication rights belonging to the author or composer, heirs, or assigns and does not surrender its own rights to thereafter publish materials or grant others permission to publish it.

Copyright Notice: Text, images, and design © by The National Music Museum: America's Shrine to Music cannot be used commercially without written permission. For educational and non-commercial website use, each graphic or quotation should be credited: "© National Music Museum," with a link to the NMM website (http://www.nmmusd.org).

Fee Schedule

Consult the fee schedule below for the NMM's basic charges for the services it provides. Send mail or e-mail requests for specific fee assessments. The NMM reserves the right to determine whether or not its staff can accommodate any particular request.

Pre-payment is required for the services listed below. State and local sales tax (7.5%) must be paid by South Dakota residents on all items. Checks accepted only in U.S. dollars ($), drawn on a U.S. bank. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also accepted. Please indicate your account number, name, expiration date, and CV2 code for credit card orders.

Membership has its privileges! NMM members may receive reduced or waived fees for various services. Consider joining the NMM to receive these and many other benefits of membership.

Digital Image Reproduction

  • Individual image of one or more different instruments, $25.00 per image.

  • Multiple images of the same instrument: contact NMM.

  • Custom digital photography cost plus 20%.

  • Digital images will be delivered via Dropbox unless other arrangements are made with the NMM

  • NMM Members receive a 10% discount on image orders.

Note: Processing time varies from one to eight weeks, depending on availability of staff. All requests must be submitted in writing on either the Image Order Form or the Request for Permission to Publish Digital Images form, as appropriate. All requests processed in order of receipt.

Digital Image Use and Publication Fees

For-profit corporations, partnerships, private businesses, and individuals:

  • Publication in book, periodical, or sound-recording materials: $350 per image (contact NMM).

  • Electronic publications: $25.00 per image.

Not-for-profit corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, and affiliated scholars:

  • Publication in book or periodical: contact NMM.

  • Electronic publications: contact NMM.

Note: Processing time varies from one to eight weeks, depending on availability of staff. All requests must be submitted in writing on the Request for Permission to Publish Digital Images form. All requests processed in order of receipt.

Interlibrary Loan

Books and periodicals from the NMM's specialized research library do not circulate. They can be examined at the NMM and are cataloged in the University of South Dakota's online catalog. Short excerpts from library materials may be photocopied or scanned (if they qualify as "Fair Use"), at the rates cited below, if a specific title, volume, year, and page reference is provided. The NMM reserves the right to restrict or deny the photocopying or scanning of rare and fragile materials, as well as any copyrighted material.

Microfilm

The NMM does not provide microfilm services.

Photocopying

  • $1.00 per exposure ($3.00 minimum for mail orders)

  • $5.00 per copy for sheet music

  • $35.00 per set for a band score and parts

  • All photocopies are made in an 8-1/2 x 11 format on plain copy paper. Contact NMM for quotes on other formats and/or other papers.

  • NMM Members receive a 10% discount

Note: Processing time varies from one to eight weeks, depending on availability of staff. All requests must be submitted in writing on Request for Copies of Archival Materials (Other than Photographs) Form. All requests processed in order of receipt. In the interest of preservation, the NMM reserves the right to restrict or deny the photocopying or scanning of rare and fragile materials, as well as any copyrighted material.

Scanning

  • Scanning at 150ppi unless otherwise requested

  • Scans will be delivered via dropbox unless other arrangements are made with the NMM

  • NMM Members receive a 10% discount

Note: Processing time varies from one to eight weeks, depending on availability of staff. All requests must be submitted in writing on Request for Copies of Archival Materials (Other than Photographs) Form. All requests processed in order of receipt. In the interest of preservation, the NMM reserves the right to restrict or deny the scanning of rare and fragile materials,as well as any copyrighted material.

Digitized Sound Recordings

  • Only a small portion of the NMM's collection of sound recordings have been digitized. Contact the NMM Archives for information about availability.

  • Consult the NMM's Gift Shop for commercially available recordings featuring musical instruments from the NMM's collections.

  • Digitized sound recording: $12.00 per recording

  • Digitized sound recordings will be delivered via dropbox unless other arrangements are made with the NMM

  • NMM Members receive a 10% discount

Note: Processing time varies from one to eight weeks, depending on availability of staff. All requests must be submitted in writing on Request for Copies of Archival Materials (Other than Photographs) Form. All requests processed in order of receipt.

Shipping

Shipping, handling (additional charges may apply for large shipments), and SD state sales tax:

  • State and local sales tax (7.5%) must be paid by South Dakota residents on all items.

  • Delivery by online dropbox: free

  • Domestic postage: $5.00

  • International postage: $10.00

  • Fax: $1.00 per page (domestic); $2.00 per page (international)

  • UPS (domestic): actual cost charged to your credit card

  • Federal Express (domestic or international): actual cost charged to your credit card

Conditions of Use for Archival Materials

Individuals or institutions requesting access to the the reproduction of music and archival materials must agree to and observe the following conditions:

  • Any research material requested from the NMM must be used solely for private study, scholarship, research, or educational classroom use only. Copies or scans may not be published, further reproduced in any other format, used for commercial gain, or transferred to any other person or institution, without written permission from the copyright owner(s) and the NMM.

  • The NMM does not currently hold copyright, trademark, or other IP property rights for most of the materials in the NMM’s archives.  Intellectual property rights, including copyright, personal rights, the right to publicity, and right to privacy, may need to be cleared before the NMM can make copies available.

  • The NMM will only reproduce music and archival materials from the NMM’s archives that are 1) no longer covered by U.S. copyright laws, or 2) for which the user has provided the NMM with written permission from the owner of the rights, or 3) are covered by the doctrine of fair use (see Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act). 

  • The NMM does not assume any (rather, the researcher assumes all) legal responsibility for any infringement of literary, copyright, or publication rights belonging to the author or composer, heirs, or assigns and does not surrender its own rights to thereafter publish materials or grant others permission to publish it. 

  • A charge will be made for written requests for  the reproduction of music or archival materials to cover retrieval, reproduction, and, when applicable, postage and handling. The NMM reserves the right to limit the number of such requests will be accepted on this basis from any one individual or institution.  Requests should clearly state the title, composer, genre, and for what purpose, specifically, the music is to be used. When performed, the program notes must indicate that the composition(s) is provided courtesy of the National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota. For further information, consult the NMM's Conditions for Access to Digital Images and the Reproduction of Music and Archival Materials.

  • The NMM's archival collections are not available for circulation or Interlibrary Loan. 

  • Requests to make use of staff time to research the NMM’s archives on behalf of a user will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The NMM reserves the right to require contractual agreements for compensation of staff time, use of equipment, photocopying, scanning, etc.

  • After observing the copyright restrictions detailed above, short excerpts (up to 50 pages) from printed archival materials may be photocopied or scanned by the staff, at the rates cited on the NMM's fee schedule, if a specific title, volume, year, and page reference is provided. Likewise, short excerpts (up to 30 pages) from materials in the NMM Archives may be scanned. Researchers should print and complete a Request for Copies of Archival Materials (Other than Photographs) Form (PDF file), detailing their request. The NMM does not accept telephone orders for copies of archival materials. After receiving your request, the NMM will contact you about the status of your request and associated fees. 

  • The NMM reserves the right to restrict or deny the photocopying or scanning of rare and fragile materials.

  • Requests for the reproduction of other materials, such as photographs or sound recordings, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, generally within the same concept as that for music. For further information, consult Access and Fees for Use of the NMM's Collections and Archives.

  • Citations: Researchers who refer to any materials held in the NMM Archives in a published work of any type must follow the format of the following citation samples and donate one copy of the publication to the NMM Library:
    Sample Citation: The Holton Company Archive, National Music Museum, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion
    Sample Citation: The Cecil B. Leeson Collection and Archive, National Music Museum, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion

  • The NMM reserves the right to refuse to copy materials that might be damaged by the process of photocopying and/or scanning. When copying risks damage to the material, the NMM's primary responsibility is to preserve the material for future generations of users.

  • Pre-payment is required for all orders, once the NMM issues a fee quote/invoice.

My Instrument FAQ

How old is my brass or woodwind instrument?

The following website contains serial numbers for many brass and woodwind instrument makers:

The following book contains basic information about most known makers of brass and woodwind instruments:

  • William Waterhouse, editor, The New Langwill Index: A Dictionary of Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors (London: Tony Bingham, 1994).

How old is my piano?

Consult the following website for serial numbers of several modern piano makers.

The following source contains serial numbers for most known makers of pianos:

How much is my instrument worth?

The National Music Museum, as a matter of legal and ethical policy, does not appraise musical instruments. If you wish to obtain a formal, written appraisal of your instrument, for which you will most likely be charged a fee, consult the following websites:

Do I own a Strad? (or Amati, Stainer, da Salò, Guarneri, etc.)

The mere presence of a label inside a violin does not prove that the violin was made by that particular maker. For example, hundreds of thousands of mass-produced violins made in Germany, France, central, and eastern Europe, as early as the mid-19th century and even to the present day, have been provided with copies of labels bearing the names of famous 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century makers such as Stradivari, Vuillaume, Amati, Bergonzi, Guarneri, Gasparo da Salò, Stainer, and others.

Music shops and mail order houses have sold these violins with no intent to deceive the buyer as to their origin; however, they do indeed capitalize upon the notoriety of the makers whose patterns and labels they imitate. These violins turn up in attics and closets worldwide, often providing their owners with a brief period of hopeful anticipation. Their similarity to authentic instruments by the master luthiers is minimal to the trained eye. Although some of these violins may be good, serviceable instruments, most are inferior, mass-produced items. Their sentimental value usually far outweighs their monetary value.

The authentication of a violin can only be determined by a careful examination of many factors including the design, model, craftsmanship, wood, and varnish. Although it is not too difficult to separate mass-produced violins from fine hand-made instruments, only a well-trained violin appraiser may be able to attribute the violin's manufacture to a specific maker or place of manufacture.

The National Music Museum, as a matter of legal and ethical policy, does not appraise instruments. If you wish to obtain a formal, written authentication and appraisal of your violin, for which you will most likely be charged a fee, contact a member of The American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers or another violin appraiser in your area.

The short descriptions of imported, factory-made violins, seen above, are all taken from catalogs of the 1920s-1930s.

Click here to access the first of two pages of advertisements for factory-made violins from catalogs of the 1920s and 1930s (includes ads for Stradivari, Guarneri, and Bergonzi models).

Click here to access a second page of advertisements (includes Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri, Stainer, and Klotz models). 

For additional historical information, consult the following sources:

Articles about various well-known violin-makers in The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 3 vols., edited by Stanley Sadie (London and New York: Macmillan Press, 1984).

William Hill & Sons, Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work (1644-1737) (London: William E. Hill and Sons, 1902), reprinted by Dover Publications, New York, 1963.

William Hill & Sons, The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626-1762) (London: William E. Hill and Sons, 1931), reprinted by Dover Publications, New York, 1989.

Thomas James Wenberg, The Violin Makers of the United States (Mt. Hood, Oregon: Mt. Hood Publishing Co., 1986).

Bibliography & Publications

General Sources

Patricia L. Bornhofen, ed., High Notes: A Souvenir Book (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 2018).

André P. Larson, Amadeus:   His Music and the Instruments of Eighteenth-century Vienna, exhibition catalog, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota, February 4-March 2, 1990 (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1990).

  • -------, Beethoven & Berlioz, Paris & Vienna: Musical Treasures from the Age of Revolution & Romance 1789-1848, with essay by John Koster, exhibition catalog, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 12-November 2, 2003 (Vermillion: National Music Museum 2003).

  • -------, Beethoven: Musical Treasures from The Age of Revolution and Romance, with essays by John Eliot Gardner, William Meredith, and Gerhard Stradner, exhibition catalog, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California, January 30-March 21, 1999 (Santa Ana: The Bowers Museum, 1999).

  • -------, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988).

  • Arian Sheets, "Instrument Identification: Research Tools at the NMM," National Music Museum Newsletter 37, No. 2 (August 2010).

Brass Collections

Margaret Downie Banks, "Brass Instruments from the Utley Collection Fill Museum's Horn of Plenty this Harvest Season:

  • Jeweled Cornet a Hallmark of the Utley Collection

  • A Cornophone from the Utley Cornucopia

  • 'Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun' with a Double-bell Schediphon

  • Tortoise-shell is Key Element in Rare Bugle

  • More to the Trompe de Lorraine than Meets the Eye,"

America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 26, No. 4 (November 1999), pp. 4-5 and 7-8.

  • -------, "A Brief History of the Conn Company (1874-present)," an electronic publication available on the World-Wide Web.

  • -------, "The Conn-O-Sax Conn-Cedes Defeat," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 23, No. 1 (October 1995), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Conn-Selmer Donates: Holton's "Revelations" Find a New "Collegiate" Home," National Music Museum Newsletter 25 [sic] (35), No. 3/4 (August/November 2008), pp. 1-5 and 7.

  • -------, "Conn-Selmer's Donation: From Kenosha to Vermillion: Preserving the Leblanc Legacy," National Music Museum Newsletter 36, No.l/2 (February/May 2009), pp. 6-8.

  • -------, "Cornet Built by Busch for Jules Levy, "King of Cornetists," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 27, No. 2 (May 2000), pp. 1-3.

  • -------, "Echoes from the Past: Research Reveals Unique Instrument's History" [about echo horn custom-made by C. G. Conn for Theodor Hoch, Mozart Symphony Club, 1896], America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 24, No. 3 (April 1997), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, Elkhart's Brass Roots: An Exhibition to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of C. G. Conn's Birth and the 120th Anniversary of the Conn Company (Vermillion: The Shrine to Music Museum, 1994).

  • -------, "For Sale: Emerson's Courtois Cornet--Will Trade for a Horse," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 25, No. 3 (May 1998), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "From Hollywood to the Heartland: Sgt. Pepper's Magical Trumpet Makes its Vermillion Debut!" America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 1 (February 2001), p. 3.

  • -------, "A King Comes to Vermillion: Giant Sousaphone Star of Disneyland's Opening Day Parade," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 24, No. 2 (January 1997), p. 3.

  • -------, "19th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 61, No. 1 (February 1988), pp. 50-59.

  • -------, "On the Cutting Edge: The Rich Legacy of C. G. Conn's Brass Instrument Engravers," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 24, No. 1 (October 1996), pp. 1-2.

  • -------, "17th-and-18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 50-51, 54, 56.

  • -------, "Vitrine Vignettes: A Sampling of Recent Acquisitions, Each with a Fascinating Story to Tell--The Musical Life of a Victor [Conn cornet]," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 27, No. 2 (May 2000), p. 4.

 

Stewart Carter, "Early Trombones in America's Shrine to Music Museum," Historic Brass Society Journal 10 (1998), pp. 92-115.
Herbert Heyde, "The Early Berlin Valve and an Unsigned Tuba at the Shrine to Music Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 20 (1994), pp. 54-64.
Larry Kitzel, The Trombones of The Shrine to Music Museum, D.M.A. Thesis (Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1985).
Sabine K. Klaus, "Acquisition of a Superb Horn Built by Johann Karl Kodisch in 1684 Helps Preserve a House Built in Germany in 1510," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 3 (August 2001), pp. 4-5.

 

  • -------, "Competing with Violins and Almost Like a Human Voice . . . Two More Cornetti Added to Museum Treasures," America's National Music Museum Newsletter 29, No. 4 (November 2002), pp. 3-4.

  • -------, "Cornopean by Thomas Key in B-flat" in "Historical Instrument Window," Edward H. Tarr, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 29, No. 3 (March 2005), p. 50.

  • -------, "Educational Activities at the Museum's Satellite Facility in the Carolina Woods," National Music Museum Newsletter 30, No. 4 (November 2003), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Found in the Sunny South:  A Trumpet by Johann Carl Kodisch, Imperial City of Nürnberg, After 1681," National Music Museum Newsletter 32, No. 1 (February 2005), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "A Fresh Look at 'Some Ingenious Mechanical Contrivance'—The Rodenbostel/Woodham Slide Trumpet," Historic Brass Society Journal 20 (2008), pp. 37-67.

  • -------, "Haas & Haas: A Miniature Horn and a Natural Trumpet from the Most Famous Nürnberg Workshop," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 2 (May 2001), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Henry Courtenay (1820-1881) of Alton: His Life, His Cornopean, and Further Thoughts on the 'Clapper Shake Key,'" The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 59 (May 2006), pp. 101-115.

  • -------, "Horn oder Trompete? Ein Instrument von Johann Carl Kodisch, Nürnberg 1684," Jagd- und Waldhörner. Geschichte und musikalische Nutzung. Michaelsteiner Konferenzberichte, Vol. 70, ed. by Boje E. Hans Schmuhl and Monika Lustig (Augsburg: Wissner, 2006), pp. 155-176.

  • ------, "Ivory Cornetto, Probably from South Germany, Late 16th or Early 17th Century," in "Historical Instrument Window," Sabine K. Klaus, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3 (March 2008), p. 34.

  • ------, "The Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection of High Brass Instruments:  A Trumpeter's Dream Comes True," International Trumpet Guild Journal 34, No. 4 (June 2010), pp. 38-45.

  • -------, "Kaiser & Kohler—German-born Brass Musical Instrument Makers in Cincinnati, Ohio," Alta Musica, Vol. 26, ed. by Raoul F. Camus and Bernhard Habla (Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 2008), pp. 215-249.

  • -------, "Keyed Trumpet by Joseph Greenhill" in "Historical Instrument Window," Edward H. Tarr, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2 (January 2003), p. 55.

  • -------, "Military Parade Trumpet in E-flat by Adolphe Sax," in "Historical Instrument Window," Sabine K. Klaus, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal 34, No. 4 (June 2010), p. 54.

  • -------, "Miniature King Liberty Trumpet by H. N. White," in "Historical Instrument Window," Sabine K. Klaus, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2 (January 2007), p. 54.

  • -------, "Natural Trumpet in D by Johann Leonhard Ehe II" in "Historical Instrument Window," Edward H. Tarr, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4 (June 2003), p. 68.

  • -------, "Over-the-Shoulder Cornet in E-flat by Elbridge G. Wright, Boston, ca. 1850," in "Historical Instrument Window," Sabine K. Klaus, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 30, No. 4 (June 2006), p. 41.

  • -------, "Pair of Inventions-Trompeten," in "Historical Instrument Window," Edward H. Tarr, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3 (March 2004), p. 56.

  • -------, "Persistent 'Detective Work' Sheds New Light on Two Precious Ivory Cornetti in the Utley Collection," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 1 (February 2001), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Presentation Keyed Bugle in E-flat by E. G. Wright," International Trumpet Guild Journal 33, No. 4 (June 2009): 63.

  • -------, "Serpent of Wood and Metal," ITEA Journal for Euphonium and Tuba, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Fall 2005), pp. 82 and 84.

  • -------, "Slide Trumpet by Charles Pace" in "Historical Instrument Window," Edward H. Tarr, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1 (October 2002), p. 66.

  • -------, "Slide Trumpet by George Henry Rodenbostel and Richard Woodham," in "Historical Instrument Window," Sabine K. Klaus, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal 34, No. 2 (January 2010), p. 48.

  • -------, "'Some Ingenious Mechanical Contrivance'--An Extraordinary Slide Trumpet from 18th-Century England," National Music Museum Newsletter 36, No. 1/2 (February/May 2009): 1, 5.

  • -------, "Splendid 18th-Century Nürnberg Silver Horn from the Rothschild Collection Finds a Home at the NMM," National Music Museum Newsletter 34, No. 2 (May 2007), pp. 3-4.

  • -------, "'Tristan' Trumpet by Gebr. Alexander," in "Historical Instrument Window," Edward H. Tarr, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4 (June 2002), p. 64.

  • -------, "Trumpet in B-flat by Andreas Barth," in "Historical Instrument Window," Edward H. Tarr, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 29, No. 4 (June 2005), p. 63.

  • -------, "Trumpet in B-flat by Joseph Lathrop Allen," in "Historical Instrument Window," Sabine K. Klaus, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal 35, No. 1 (October 2010), p. 56.

  • -------, "Trumpet in F and Cornopean in B-flat by John August Köhler" in "Historical Instrument Window," Edward H. Tarr, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 31, No. 4 (June 2007), p. 60.

  • -------, "Trumpet in F by James Keat" in "Historical Instrument Window," Edward H. Tarr, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1 (October 2003), p. 76.

  • -------, "Trumpet with Six Independent Valves and Tubes in F by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1868," in "Historical Instrument Window," Sabine K. Klaus, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2 (January 2006), p. 40.

  • -------, Trumpets and Other High Brass: A History Inspired by the Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection. Volume 1: Instruments of the Single Harmonic Series. Vermillion: National Music Museum, 2012.

  • -------, Trumpets and Other High Brass: A History Inspired by the Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection. Volume 2: Ways to Expand the Harmonic Series. Vermillion: National Music Museum, 2013.

  • -------, "The Utley Collection . . . New Jewels Include a Rare Keyed Trumpet by E. J. Bauer, Prague," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 31, No. 1 (February 2004), pp. 1-2.

  • -------, "William Lander (1763-1843), Mere, Wiltshire. A Forgotten Music Instrument Maker Rediscovered," The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 57 (May 2004), pp. 3-18 and 195-203.

  • -------, "A Wooden Trumpet Built Exclusively for Wagner's 'Tristan und Isolde' is Added to the Utley Collection," America's National Music Museum Newsletter 29, No. 3 (August 2002), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Zwei Elfenbein-Zinken aus Süddeutschland?" in Zur Geschichte von Cornetto und Clarine. Symposium im Rahmen der 25. Tage Alter Musik in Herne 2000, Christian Ahrens and Gregor Klinke, eds., (Munich and Salzburg: Musikverlag Katzbichler, 2001), pp. 35-50.

David Wayne Knutson, A Catalogue of the European Cornets and Trumpets at The Shrine to Music Museum, D.M.A. Thesis (Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois, 1992).

André P. Larson, "Alto Trombone by Johann Christoph Fiebig, Berngrundt bei Dresden, Saxony (Germany), 1771," The South Dakota Musician 32, No. 3 (Spring 1998), cover and p. 20.

  • -------, Catalog of the Nineteenth-Century British Brass Instruments in the Arne B. Larson Collection, Ph.D. Dissertation (Morgantown: West Virginia University, 1974).

  • -------, "Cornet in B-flat by F. Besson, London, 1883," South Dakota Musician 34, No. 2 (Winter 2000), cover and p. 22.

  • -------, "Cornet in B-flat by C. G. Conn, Elkhart, Indiana, 1883," South Dakota Musician 28, No. 2 (Winter 1994), cover and p. 24.

  • -------, "Echo Horn by C. G. Conn, Elkhart and New York, ca. 1897," South Dakota Musician Vol. 29, No. 1 (Fall 1994), cover and p. 24.

  • -------, "Fordyce Fox Collection Donated," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 33, No. 3 (August 2006), p. 3.

  • -------, "King 'Giant' Sousaphone by H. N. White, Cleveland, 1924," The South Dakota Musician, 32, No. 1 (Fall 1997), cover and p. 23.

  • -------, "Joe & Joella Utley Donate More than 500 Rare Brass Instruments," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 24, No. 4 (November 1999), pp. 1-3.

  • -------, "Rare Ivory Zink Bought at Rothschild Auction," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, 26, No. 3 (August 1999), p. 7.

  • -------, "Schediphon by Josef Josefovich Schediwa, Odessa, The Ukraine, 1901," South Dakota Musician, 34, No. 3 (Spring 2000), cover and p. 20.

  • -------, "Trumpet by Dominick Calicchio, Hollywood, California, 1978," South Dakota Musician 35, No. 2 (Winter 2001), cover and p. 19.

  • -------, "A Unique Alto Trombone from 18th-Century Saxony," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 25, No. 2 (February 1998), p. 8.

Mary Hueschen Larson, Catalog of the Baritones and Euphoniums in the Arne B. Larson Collection of Musical Instruments, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 1978).

Renato Meucci, "The Cimbasso and Related Instruments in 19th-Century Italy," The Galpin Society Journal 49 (March 1996), pp. 143-179.

Gary Ray Moege, A Catalog of the Alto Brass Instruments in the Arne B. Larson Collection of Musical Instruments, D.M.A. Thesis (Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1985).

Paul Niemisto, "The Recent Rebirth of the Russian Horn Capella" [two horns from the Utley Collection are featured], Alta Musica 28 (Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 2010), pp. 303-304.

Sarah Deters Richardson, Instruments of War: The Impact of World War II on the American Musical Instrument Industry, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2010).

  • -------, "Stop the Music! Band Instrument Manufacturing During WWII," National Music Museum Newsletter 37 No. 2 (August 2010).

Marshall Lynn Scott, The American Piston Valved Cornets and Trumpets of The Shrine to Music Museum, D.M.A. Thesis (Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1988).

Ana Sofia Silva, The Origins and Revival of a Wagner Tuba, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2013).

Clint Spell, "Circular Cornet in B-flat by Ernst Ferdinand Glier (1827-1870), Cochecton, New York, ca. 1860" in "Historical Instrument Window," Sabine K. Klaus, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2 (January 2008), p. 47.

  • -------, A History of the H. N. White Company and its Products (1893-1965) Including a Comparison of White's Cornet and Trumpet Models with Those in the Collections of the National Music Museum, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2013).

  • -------, "Three Straight Valve Trumpets, so-called 'Engelstrompeten'" in "Historical Instrument Window," Sabine K. Klaus, editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal 33, No. 3 (March 2009): 63.

Gary M. Stewart, The Restoration and Cataloging of Four Serpents in the Arne B. Larson Collection of Musical Instruments, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 1978).

  • -------, Keyed Brass Instruments in the Arne B. Larson Collection, The Shrine to Music Museum Catalog of the Collections, Vol. I, André P. Larson, editor (Vermillion: The Shrine to Music Museum, 1980).

John Joseph Swain, A Catalog of the E-flat Tubas in the Arne B. Larson Collection at the University of South Dakota, Ph.D. Dissertation (East Lansing: Michigan State University, 1985).

Thomas Tritle, "Horns in The Shrine to Music Museum," Horn Call (October 1988), p. 31.

Joe R. Utley† and Sabine K. Klaus, "The 'Catholic' Fingering--First Valve Semitone: Reversed Valve Order in Brass Instruments and Related Valve Constructions," Historic Brass Society Journal 15 (2003), pp. 73-161. 

Conservation and Restoration

Susana Henriques Caldeira, An Italian Harpsichord Built About 1700: History Design, and Conservation, M.M. Thesis (University of South Dakota: 2004).

John Koster, "The Role of the Musical Instrument Conservator," CIMCIM Publications No. 2 (1994).

  • -------, "Museum Collections as Resources for Musical Instrument Makers," American Lutherie, Vol. 42 (Summer 1995), pp. 34-35.

  • -------, "Restoration, Reconstruction and Copying in Musical Instrument Collections," Museum International, Vol. 189, No. 1 (January-March 1996), pp. 36-40. 

Electronic and Electric Instrument Collections

Margaret Downie Banks, "Please Don't Touch the Theremin: Stein Collection of Electronic Instruments Donated to Museum," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 23, No. 3 (April 1996), pp. 1-3.

Arian Sheets, "Lloyd Loar's Other Instruments: Four Rarities from the Workshop of An Electroacoustic Pioneer," National Music Museum Newsletter 32, No. 1 (February 2005), pp. 1-3.

Ethnographic Collections

Margaret Downie Banks, "Anthropomorphic Harp a Link to Zaire's Colonial Past," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 23, No. 3 (January 1996), p. 5.

Thomas E. Cross, Instruments of Burma, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Tibet, The Shrine to Music Museum Catalog of the Collections, Vol. II, André P. Larson, editor (Vermillion: The Shrine to Music Museum, 1982).

  • -------, Musical Instruments of Burma, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Tibet in the Collections of The Shrine to Music Museum, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 1983).

André P. Larson, "Glawng Ae, Northern Thailand, late 19th century," South Dakota Musician 27, No.3 (Spring 1993), cover and p. 22.

  • -------, "'Naming' Ceremony Held for Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan; Margaret Ann Everist Honored," National Music Museum Newsletter, 30, No. 2 (May 2003), pp. 4-5.

Kendra Van Nyhuis, "Dizi, Xiao, Shinobue, or Shakuhachi?" National Music Museum Newsletter 37, No. 2 (August 2010), p. 3.

Linda Simonson, "A Burmese Arched Harp (Saùng-gauk) and its Pervasive Buddhist Symbolism," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 13 (1987), pp. 39-64.

Free Reed Instrument Collections

Margaret Downie Banks, "From the Four Winds . . . A Rare Triple Æolina and a Typotone Both Added to the Alan G. Bates Collection," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 30, No. 3 (August 2003), pp. 4-5. ; Reprinted in The Trumpet Call (Harmonica Collectors International) 5, No. 3 (September 2003), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Look--it's a Guitar, It's a Vielle à Roue, It's a Concertina--No, Wait--It's a Mélophone!" America's National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 29, No. 2 (May 2002), pp. 4-5.

John Koster, "What the Hæckel!!! A Rare Early Physharmonika Enriches NMM's Reed-Organ Holdings," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 33, No. 4 (November 2006), pp. 4-5.

André P. Larson, "The Alan G. Bates Harmonica Collection," Harmonica World, April/May 2002, pp. 7-9.

  • -------, "The Alan G. Bates Harmonica Collection Donated to Museum," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (November 2001), pp. 1-3.

Lee Raine Randall, "Harmonicas from the Alan G. Bates Collection: Trumpets, Zeppelins, Touring Automobiles, and One Last Cartridge!" America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (November 2001), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, The Hohner Harmonica Company: Models and Marketing Material from About 1900 to 1940, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2007).

  • -------, "Rare Harps," Harmonica World, April/May 2002, pp. 9-10. 

Instrument Making

John Koster, "The 'Exact Copy' as a Legitimate Goal," CIMCIM Publication No. 3 (1994).

  • -------, "Hammers, Cones, and Tomes," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 22, No. 4 (August 1995), pp. 6-7.

  • -------, "Museum Collections as Resources for Musical Instrument Makers," American Lutherie (Quarterly Journal of the Guild of American Luthiers) 42 (Summer 1995), pp. 26-39.

  • -------, "Restoration, Reconstruction and Copying in Musical Instrument Collections," Museum International 189, No. 1 (January-March 1996), pp. 36-40.

Nicholas Von Robison, "Prepare to Meet the Maker: John Koster," American Lutherie, 37 (Spring 1994), pp. 22-25. 

Keyboard Collections

Susana Henriques Caldeira, An Italian Harpsichord Built About 1700: History Design, and Conservation, M.M. Thesis (University of South Dakota: 2004).

Gregory Crowell, "Two Eighteenth-Century Swedish Clavichords in American Collections," in Thomas Donahue, ed., Essays in Honor of Christopher Hogwood: The Maestro's Direction (Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, 2011), pp. 181-196.

Rodger S. Kelly, A Catalog of European Pianos in The Shrine to Music Museum, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 1991).

Sabine K. Klaus, "German Square and Harp-Shaped Pianos with Stoßmechanik in American Collections: Distinguishing Characteristics of Regional Types in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, Vol. XXVII (2001), pp. 120-182.

  • -------, "German Square Pianos with Prellmechanik in Major American Museum Collections: Distinguishing Charactersitcs of Regional Schools in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, Vol. XXIV (1998), pp. 27-80.

  • -------, "Square Pianos in German-Speaking Areas at the Time of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Their Possible Uses in His Works," in Thomas Donahue, ed., Essays in Honor of Christopher Hogwood: The Maestro's Direction (Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, 2011), pp. 157–179, specifically 167-168.

John Koster, "An Angelic Harpsichord" [about cembalo angelico by Vincenzio Sodi, Florence, 1782], America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 2 (May 2001), pp. 6-7.

  • -------, "A Chamber Organ from the Granite State Goes on Exhibit in the Abell Gallery," National Music Museum Newsletter 33, No. 2 (May 2006), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "The Choralcelo—An Electrifying Acquisition—A Personal Odyssey," National Music Museum Newsletter 34, No. 1 (February 2007), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "The Diary of Samuel Pepys and the NMM's Recently Acquired Spinet by Charles Haward, London, 1689," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 31, No. 4 (November 2004), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Domenico Scarlatti and the Transformation of Iberian Harpsichord Making," in Domenico Scarlatti en España / Domenico Scarlatti in Spain, Luisa Morales, ed. (Garrucha, Almería, Spain: Asociación Cultural LEAL, 2009).

  • -------, "A Downstriking Grand Piano by Nannette Streicher and Son," Journal of the Westfield Center 16, No. 1 (May 2003), pp. 3-5.

  • -------, "An Early 'Mozart Piano' in Vermillion: Recent NMM Acquisition Authenticated as a Work of Frantz Jacob Spath," National Music Museum Newsletter 36, No. 1/2 (February/May 2009), pp. 10-13.

  • -------, "The Harpsichord in Seventeenth-Century France," in Christian Ahrens and Gregor Klinke, eds., Cembalo, Clavecin, Harpsichord: Regionale Traditionen des Cembalobaus - Symposium im Rahmen der 35. Tage Alter Musik in Herne 2010 (Munich and Salzburg: Musikverlag Katzbichler, 2011), pp. 10-42, including figs. 6-9.

  • -------, "An Infinitely Precious Instrument--A Newly Discovered Harpsichord by Andreas Ruckers, Antwerp, 1607," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 27, No. 1 (February 2000), pp. 4-5 and 7.

  • -------, "Dieffenbach Organ a Monument to Early American Craftsmanship and Musical Culture," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 23, No. 3 (April 1996), pp. 4-6.

  • -------, "Discovered Near Paris: Museum Acquires Rare 17th-Century Italian Virginal," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 24, No. 3 (April 1997), pp. 1-2.

  • -------, "The Divided Bridge, Due Tension, and Rational Striking Point in Early English Grand Pianos," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 23 (1997), pp. 5-55.

  • -------, "The Early Neapolitan School of Harpsichord Making," in Domenico Scarlatti en España / Domenico Scarlatti in Spain, Luisa Morales, ed. (Garrucha, Almería, Spain: Asociación Cultural LEAL, 2009).

  • -------, "Foreign Influences in Eighteenth-Century French Piano Making," Early Keyboard Journal 11 (1993), pp. 7-38.

  • -------, "Historical Organs in the Museum Context," The Tracker 50, Nos. 3 & 4 (Summer/Fall 2006).

  • -------, "Keyboard Instruments Traced Back to 16th-Century Naples [about octave virginal]," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter23, No. 1 (October 1995), pp. 1-3.

  • -------, "Keyboards in Vermillion: with John Koster" (interview), Harpsichord & Fortepiano, vol. 16, no. 2 (Spring 2012), pp. 14-19.

  • -------, "List Gets Shorter as Rare Swedish Clavichord is Found!" America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 27, No. 4 (November 2000), pp. 1-2.

  • -------, "Museum Acquires Rare Viennese Orphica: An Instrument 'For the Night, For Friendship, For Love'," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 25, No. 4 (August 1998), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "A Netherlandish Harpsichord of 1658 Re-examined," Galpin Society Journal, Vol. LIII (April 2000), p. 139 (includes measurements for Museum's 1607 Andreas Ruckers' harpsichord).

  • -------, "Rare French Harpsichord Enters Museum's Collections," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 23, No. 4 (August 1996), pp. 1-3.

  • -------, "A Rare Portuguese Harpsichord by Jose Calisto, 1780," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 26, No. 3 (August 1999), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Scarlatti and His Keyboards," Early Music Vol. 37, No. 2 (May 2009), pp. 345-346.

  • -------, "Rare 1785 Silbermann Spinet Only Example Outside of Europe," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 26, No. 2 (May 1999), pp. 1-3.

  • -------, "A Second 'Infinitely Precious Instrument' by Andreas Ruckers Enters the NMM's Collections," National Music Museum Newsletter 32, No. 3 (August 2005), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Square Piano by Hallet, Davis & Co., Boston, About 1858," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 22, No. 3 (April 1995), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "The Technological Development of the Piano in American Squares," in Geschichte und Bauweise des Tafelklaviers (23. Musikinstrumentenbau-Symposium, October 2002; Michaelsteiner Konferenzberichte 68), ed. by Boje E. Hans Schmuhl and Monika Lustig (Augsburg: Wißner-Verlag, and Michaelstein: Stiftung Kloster Michaelstein – Musikinstitut für Aufführungspraxis, 2006).

  • -------, "Texan Donates Important French Grand Piano from Chopin's Paris of the 1840s," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 24, No. 1 (October 1996), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Third Iberian Piano Enters the Museum's Collections," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 23, No. 3 (January 1996), pp. 6-7.

  • -------, "Three Grand Pianos in the Florentine Tradition," Musique-Images-Instruments, Vol. 4 (1998), pp. 95-116.

  • -------, "Towards an Optimal Instrument: Domenico Scarlatti and the New Wave of Iberian Harpsichord Making," Early Music, Vol. 35, No. 4 (November 2007), pp. 575-604.

  • -------, "Two Antwerp Harpsichords from the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century," in J. Lambrechts-Douillez and J. Koster, Mededelingen van het Ruckers-Genootschap 8 (Antwerp: Ruckers Genootschap, 2009), pp. 105-127.

  • -------, "Traditional Iberian Harpsichord Making in its European Context," Galpin Society Journal 61 (2008), pp. 3-78.

  • -------, "Two Early French Grand Pianos," Early Keyboard Journal, 12 (1994), pp. 7-37.

  • -------, "Woods in Early American Keyboard Instruments as Evidence of Origins," in Wooden Artifact Session postprints of papers presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (1995), pp. 13-21.

  • -------, "A Pennsylvania Organ in South Dakota," The Tracker, Vol. 50, No. 2 (Spring 2006), p. 37.

Darcy Kuronen, "Keyboard Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Early Keyboard Studies Newsletter 6, No. 1 (October 1991).

  • -------, A Pianoforte by Davison and Redpath, London, 1789: Its Historical Position and Restoration Consideration, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 1986).

  • -------, "An Unusual English Fortepiano," Early Keyboard Studies Newsletter 3, No. 3 (June 1987), pp. 1-3.

André P. Larson, "Donation of Fordyce Fox Collection is Completed" (includes photos of NMM 13533, melodeon by Prince & Co., Buffalo, ca. 1852 and NMM 13534, orguinette by Munroe Organ-Reed Co., Worcester, ca. 1880-1883), National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 35, No. 1 (February 2008), pp. 2-3.

  • -------, "Double-manual Harpsichord," South Dakota Musician 26, No. 1 (Fall 1991), cover and p. 22.

  • -------, "Early American Pipe Organ," South Dakota Musician 26, No. 2 (Winter 1992), cover and p. 22.

  • -------, "Early 20th-Century Technology: 'Nobody Can Listen to it Without Smiling!' [about Orchestrion by J. P. Seeburg]," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 24, No. 2 (January 1997), pp. 1-2.

  • -------, "Grand Piano by Anton Markus Thym, Vienna, ca. 1810-15," South Dakota Musician 28, No. 1 (Fall 1993), cover and p. 22.

  • -------, "Harpsichord by Giacomo Ridolfi," South Dakota Musician (Fall 1995), cover and p. 28.

  • -------, "Orchestrion by J. P. Seeburg," South Dakota Musician Vol. 31, No. 2 (Winter 1997), cover and p. 18.

  • -------, "Swiss House Organ by Josef Looßer, Ebnat-Kappel, 1786," South Dakota Musician, 31, No. 3 (Spring 1997), cover and p. 22.

Stewart Pollens, The Early Pianoforte (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Maria Virginia Rolfo, Vincenzio Sodi: Life and Work, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2011).

Nina G. Taylor, "Adding to Collections: Instruments to Make Music (and Spirits) Soar," Museum News 70 (March-April 1991), pp. 32-33. [About Swiss house organ by Josef Looßer, 1786.]

Benjamin Vogel, "Orphicas--Genuine, Less Genuine and Fakes," The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 57 (May 2004), pp. 19-45 and 204-205.

The NMM's Archives

Margaret Downie Banks, "Avery Brown (1852-1904), Musician: America's Youngest Civil War Soldier," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 1 (February 2001), pp. 7-8.

  • -------, "Conn-Selmer Donates: Holton's "Revelations" Find a New "Collegiate" Home," National Music Museum Newsletter 25 [sic] (35), No. 3/4 (August/November 2008), pp. 1-5 and 7.

  • -------, "Dakota Territory Bandsman Captured on the Internet," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 25, No. 5 (November 1998), p. 3.

  • -------, "Dynamic Research: Earle L. Kent and Conn's Research Department," National Music Museum Newsletter 37, No. 2 (August 2010).

  • -------, "Exploring the South Dakota Composers' Archive: Elmer Lyle Carey (1892-1971)," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, 25, No. 3 (May 1998), p. 2.

  • -------, "WNAX Radio Memorabilia Donated," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 27, No. 4 (November 2000), pp. 4-5.

Jayson Dobney, "Museum's Archives Document South Dakota's Bohemian Musical Heritage," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, 26, No. 1 (February 1999), pp. 4-5.

Bruce Gleason, "The Mounted Band and Field Musicians of the U.S. 7th Cavalry During the Time of the Plains Indian War" [discusses NMM's Vinatieri Music Archive], Historic Brass Society Journal 21 (2009), pp. 69-91.

Sarah Deters Richardson, Instruments of War: The Impact of World War II on the American Musical Instrument Industry, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2010).

Percussion Collections

Margaret Downie Banks, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow [about NMM 2987. Snare drum, U.S.A., ca. 1917, painted with insignia of 42nd Division, 151st Field Artillery of Minnesota]," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 31, No. 1 (February 2004), p. 3.

  • -------, "Vitrine Vignettes: A Sampling of Recent Acquisitions, Each with a Fascinating Story to Tell--Vintage 'Black Beauty' [snare drum] Rolls Out of Closet," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 27, No. 2 (May 2000), p. 5.

Jayson Dobney, "The Creation of the Trap Set and its Development Before 1920," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 30 (2004): 24-56.

  • -------, "Historic Timpani at the National Music Museum," Percussive Notes 45, No. 2 (April 2007): cover and pp. 12-17.

  • -------, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003).

  • -------, "Found in South Dakota . . . 18th-century Norwegian Drum by Christen Fjerestad Discovered," National Music Museum Newsletter 31, No. 4 (November 2004), pp. 1-3.

  • -------, "Museum Enhances its Percussion Collections with Rare Instruments that Document the American Percussion Industry," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, 29, No. 1 (February 2002), pp. 3-4.

  • -------, "Remembering the Civil War . . . Bass Drum Memorializes the Bucktail Regiment," National Music Museum Newsletter 34, No. 2 (May 2007), pp. 1-2.

John Koster, "A Benjamin Franklin Invention: Museum Acquires Rare Glass Armonica Built in 18th-Century France," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 27, No. 3 (August 2000), pp. 4-5.

André P. Larson, "Glass Armonica, France, 18th Century" South Dakota Musician, 35, No. 1 (Fall 2000), front cover and p. 20.

  • -------, "Early Timpani Acquired," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 31, No. 2 (May 2004), p. 7.

  • -------, "'Naming' Ceremony Held for Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan; Margaret Ann Everist Honored," National Music Museum Newsletter, 30, No. 2 (May 2003), pp. 4-5.

Sarah E. Smith, "Percussion Instruments in America's Shrine to Music Museum," Percussive Notes 37, No. 1 (February 1999), cover and pp. 6-10.

Stringed Instrument Collections

Margaret Downie Banks, "C. G. Conn's Wonder Violin--the Best Violin on Earth?" America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 24, No. 4 (August 1997), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, Charles Beare, and Andrew Dipper, "Ethics and Perspectives on the Preservation and Use of Our Instrumental Heritage," Journal of the Violin Society of America 12, No. 2 (1992), pp. 23-44.

  • -------, "Graphite, Gruyère, and a Pig Named Susie . . . Carleen Hutchins' Instruments and Archives Donated to the Museum," National Music Museum Newsletter, 30, No. 1 (2003), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "A Great Gibson Banjo . . . A Florentine Tribute with a Venetian Twist," National Music Museum Newsletter, 35, No. 2 (May 2008), pp. 1-3.

  • -------, "The 'Harrison' Stradivari Violin, the 'Rawlins' Stradivari Guitar, and Other Items Relating to Stradivari at The Shrine to Music Museum," Journal of the Violin Society of America 9, No. 3 (1989), pp. 13-35.

  • -------, "An Introduction to the Shrine to Music Museum and its Collection of 16th-18th-century North Italian Stringed Instruments," Proceedings of the 6th Tiverton Violin Conference (Tiverton, England: West Devon College, 1992), pp. 7-13.

  • -------, "North Italian Viols at The Shrine to Music Museum," Viola da Gamba Society of America Journal 21 (1984), pp. 7-27.

  • -------, "A Physicist's Unfulfilled Prophecy: Alfred Stelzner's Experiment in Violin Reform," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 26, No. 2 (May 1999), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Pochettes in the U.S. and Canada--A Checklist," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 13, No. 2 (June 1984), pp. 8-11.

  • -------, "Rare 1781 Bergonzi Viola Given in Memory of Laurence C. Witten (1926-1995)," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 25, No. 1 (October 1997), pp. 4-5 and 8.

  • -------, "Thumbs Up to James Reynold Carlisle (1886-1962), Noted American Violin Maker," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 22, No. 3 (April 1995), pp. 6-7.

  • -------, "The Violino Piccolo and Other Small Violins," Early Music 18, No. 4 (November 1990), pp. 588-596.

  • -------, "Vitrine Vignettes: A Sampling of Recent Acquisitions, Each with a Fascinating Story to Tell--A Child of the Great Depression [homemade 'cello]," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 27, No. 2 (May 2000), p. 4-5.

  • -------, "The Witten-Rawlins Collection and Other Early Italian Stringed Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Journal of the Violin Society of America 8, No. 3 (1987), pp. 18-48.

Charles Beare, "Guided Tour of the Shrine to Music's Galleries," Journal of the Violin Society of America 12, No. 2 (1992), pp. 157-182.

Geary Baese, "Reproducing the Finish of the 'Rawlins' Stradivari Guitar," American Lutherie 33 (Spring 1993), pp. 30-34.

Steve Beckermann, Rusty Freeman, Michael Keller, and Michael J. Olsen, Art of the Guitar: A Luthier's Renaissance, Catalog of Exhibition at the Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, February 26-June 7, 2009 (Fargo: Plains Art Museum, 2009).

Andrew Dipper and Claire Givens, "Fit for A King" [about The King Henry IV Violin by the Brothers Amati], The Strad 121, No. 1446 (October 2010): 26-34.

Darla Earnest, "Compelling Stories . . . Schwarzer's Arion Harp Zither Reflects Golden Era in USA," National Music Museum Newsletter 34, No. 1 (February 2007): 1-2.

Darren Freeman, "Think Big [about NMM's Stainer tenor viola]," The Strad 121, No. 1439 (March 2010): cover, pp. 29-34.

George Gruhn, "Orville Gibson Lyre Mandolin," Vintage Guitar 20, No. 12 (October 2006), p. 40.

Roger Hargrave, "Artistic Alliance," The Strad 111, No. 1324 (August 2000), pp. 832-837. [Discusses the paintings on Museum's Andrea Amati's The King violoncello, made for Charles IX of France]

Rudolf Hopfner, compiler, Wilfried Seipel, editor, Jacob Stainer, Ausstellungskatalog des Kunsthistorisches Museums (Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2003). Includes extensive information about and images of the Museum's tenor viola (ca. 1650) and violin (1668) by Jacob Stainer.

Joseph R. Johnson, Mandolin Clubs and Orchestras in the United States (1880-1920): Their Origin, History and Instruments, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 1987).

John Koster, "A Unique Danish Spitzharfe by Johan Karp, 1709," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 26, No. 3 (August 1999), p. 4.

  • -------, "Distinctive, Decorated 17th-Century Viola Acquired!" America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 1 (February 2001), pp. 1-2.

  • -------, "Inventive Violin Making: Important Acquisitions Enrich Museum's Holdings [François Chanot quartet and Johann Georg Stauffer violin]," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 3 (August 2001), pp. 1-3.

André P. Larson, "An American Icon . . .NMM Acquires Rare Gibson Lyre-Mandolin," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 33, No. 3 (August 2006), pp. 1-2.

  • -------, Another Splendid Gift Received . . . Rare Stradivari Cello Now On Exhibit in Rawlins Gallery," National Music Museum Newsletter 33, No. 2 (May 2006), pp. 1-2.

  • -------, "B. B. King's 'Lucille' Comes to the Museum," America's Shrine to Music Museum 28, No. 3 (August 2001), p. 7.

  • -------, "Choral Mandolino by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy, 1680," South Dakota Musician, 33, No. 1 (Fall 1998), cover and p. 19.

  • -------, "Double Chromatic Harp by Henry Greenway, Brooklyn, New York, ca. 1890-95," South Dakota Musician, 29, No. 3 (Spring 1995), cover and p. 28.

  • -------, "Early Italian Plucked Stringed Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Lute Society of America Newsletter 20, No. 1 (February 1985), pp. 6-9.

  • -------, "From a Bohemian Castle . . . Unraveling the 400-Year Saga of Italian Lutes Built Around 1600," Lute Society of America Quarterly 44, No. 1 (February 2009), cover and pp. 6-8.

  • -------, "From the Clay H. Johnson, Jr. Collection: Limited Edition Dobro Guitar Enhances Museum's Collections of American Vintage Stringed Instruments," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 24, No. 3 (April 1997), p. 3.

  • -------, "Guitar, Antoine Aubry, Mirecourt, France, 1779," South Dakota Musician, 28, No. 3 (Spring 1994), cover and p. 24.

  • -------, "Harp by Jean Henri Naderman, Paris, France, 1797," South Dakota Musician, 36, No. 3 (Spring 2002), cover and p. 25.

  • -------, "The "Harrison" Violin [by Stradivari]," South Dakota Musician, 26, No. 3 (Spring 1992), cover and p. 22.

  • -------, "Johnny & June Carter Cash Guitars Acquired," National Music Museum Newsletter 32, No. 1 (February 2005), p. 7.

  • -------, "Legends of the American West: Museum Acquires Cowboy Singer Ray Whitley's 'Party Guitar,'" America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 25, No. 5 (November 1998), pp. 1-3.

  • -------, "Major Guitar Exhibition Taken to Nebraska Museum," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, 26, No. 3, p. 8.

  • -------, "Mandolin (A-4) by Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1905," South Dakota Musician, 34, No. 1 (Fall 1999), cover and p. 19.

  • -------, "Museum Adds Rare 1680 Mandolin by Antonio Stradivari," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 25, No. 2 (February 1998), pp. 1-3.

  • -------, "NMM Exhibition features Our Martin Guitars to Celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the C. F. Martin Company," National Music Museum Newsletter, 35, No. 2 (May 2008), pp. 4-5 and 7.

  • -------, "One Little Girl's Dream" [the Kathleen Lenski Violin Collection], The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 23, No. 3 (April 1996), pp. 6-7.

  • -------, "Russian Guitar Given in Memory of Donald C. Wohlenberg," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, 24, No. 4 (August 1997), p. 2.

  • -------, "A Salute to the Instrument Makers of the Vogtland, Including Nine Generations of the Meisel Family," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 23, No. 1 (October 1995), p. 6.

  • -------, "Tenor Banjo by Gibson, Inc., Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1928," South Dakota Musician 33, No. 2 (Winter 1999), cover and p. 20.

  • -------, "Three Great Violins from the Witten-Rawlins Collection Will go Home to Cremona, but Only for a Short Time," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 33, No. 3 (August 2006), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Three Small Violins, Mittenwald ca. 1900," South Dakota Musician 30, No. 2 (Winter 1996), cover and p. 22.

  • -------, "Two Great Instruments Loaned for Exhibition in Innsbruck," National Music Museum Newsletter, 30, No. 2 (May 2003), pp. 1-2.

  • -------, "Two Superb Martin Guitars - One Old, One Not So Old!," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 25, No. 4 (August 1998), p. 8.

  • -------, "Unraveling the 400-Year Saga of Italian Lutes Built About 1600," America's National Music Museum Newsletter 29, No. 4 (November 2002), pp. 1-3.

  • -------, "Violin Acquired to Honor Usher Abell [about violin by Chanot & Lété, Paris, 1819]," National Music Museum Newsletter, 30, No. 2 (May 2003), p. 7.

  • -------, "The Witten-Rawlins Collection: International Intrigue and Big Bucks," Journal of the Violin Society of America 12, No. 2 (1992), pp. 13-21.

Daniel C. Larson, "Instrument Set-Up for Historical Performance: A Study of Early Bridges," Catgut Acoustical Society Journal 4, No. 8 (Series 2) (November 2003), pp. 53-63.

Edward Martin, "A Tale of Two Lutes in South Dakota . . . A Close View of the Edlinger Lutes in the National Museum—A Player's Perspective," Lute Society of America Quarterly 44, No. 1 (February 2009), pp. 9-11.

Renato Meucci, editor, Un corpo alla ricerca dell'anima . . . Andrea Amati and the Birth of the Violin 1505-2005, Exhibition Catalog, Vol. 1 (Cremona: Ente Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari Cremona, 2005), pp. 161-169 and 171-181. Features The King cello (NMM 3351) and viola (NMM 3370) by Andrea Amati.

Timothy D. Miller, "American Folk Art . . . Unusual Homemade Guitar Finds a New Home at the NMM," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 33, No. 4 (November 2006), pp. 1-2. [About a box guitar by Peter S. Olson, Mora, Minnesota, ca. 1935.]

  • -------, The Origins and Development of the Pedal Steel Guitar, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2007).

Petersen, Greg Dean, "Bridge Location on the Early Italian Violin," Early Music, Vol. 35, No. 1 (January 2007), pp. 50-53.

Sarah Deters Richardson, "What is That . . . !?!," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 33, No. 4 (November 2006), pp. 3. [About NMM 10928. Tromba marina, Switzerland, ca. 1675-1750.]

Sarah Deters Richardson and Jonathan Santa Maria Bouquet, "Medical Imaging Enables Staff to See the 'Whole' Picture," National Music Museum Newsletter 37, No. 2 (August 2010).

Ephraim Segerman, "Nut Groove Diameters on a Sellas Extended-neck Lute," FoMRHI Quarterly 46 (January 1987), pp. 39-41.

Arian Sheets, "An American Company's Exploration of Flexible Steel Tubing, From Fishing Poles to Violin Bows," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 31, No. 2 (May 2004), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Another 16th-Century Treasure . . . A Unique Cittern from Shakespeare's England," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 35, No. 1 (February 2008), pp. 1-2.

  • -------, "A Beautifully Preserved Violin from Das Vogtland Joins the Museum's Collections," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 31, No. 3 (August 2004), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Early Rumblings for an Electric Bass; NMM Acquires Gibson's Prototype Electric Bass Guitar, ca. 1938," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 32, No. 2 (May 2005), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Guns, Sporting Goods . . . and My Celebrated Improved Patent Violins: The Work of a Dakota Pioneer Preserved [about Hiram Wallace White (1819-1903)]," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 31, No. 1 (February 2004), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "King Henry IV's Amati Violin Joins NMM's Crown Jewels," National Music Museum Newsletter 37, No. 2 (August 2010), p. 1.

  • -------, "Lloyd Loar's Other Instruments: Four Rarities from the Workshop of An Electroacoustic Pioneer," National Music Museum Newsletter 32, No. 1 (February 2005), pp. 1-3.

  • -------, "Mario Maccaferri's Styron Revolution: Alternative Materials for Stringed Instruments," National Music Museum Newsletter 37, No. 2 (August 2010).

  • -------, "A Perfect 10! C. F. Martin's 1941 D-28 Dreadnought," National Music Museum, Vol. 31, No. 4 (November 2004), p. 3.

  • -------, "If Salvador Dalí Played the Viola . . . Art Meets Ergonomics in A Distinctive New Instrument," National Music Museum Newsletter 32, No. 4 (November 2005), pp. 4-5.

John R. Waddle and Jeffrey S. Loen, "Weights of Violin, Viola, and Cello," Catgut Acoustical Society Journal 4, No. 8 (Series 2) (November 2003), pp. 32-36.

John R. Waddle, Steven A. Sirr, Jeffrey S. Loen, and A. Thomas King, "CT Scan Cross-Profiles through Cremonese Stringed Instruments," Catgut Acoustical Society Journal 4, No. 8 (Series 2) (November 2003), pp. 25-31.

Bill Willroth, Sr., Images of Andrea Amati's violoncello, The King, Cremona, after 1538, Newsletter of the East Coast Chapter of the Royal Photographic Society 2, No. 6 (January 2004), 6-8.

Woodwind Collections

Cecil Adkins, "Oboes Beyond Compare: The Instruments of Hendrik and Fredrik Richters," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 16 (1990), pp. 51, 79, 81, 88.

  • -------, "Proportions and Architectural Motives in the Design of the Eighteenth-Century Oboe," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 25 (1999), pp. 113, 114, 118, 119-120.

Margaret Downie Banks, "Conn-Selmer Donates: Holton's "Revelations" Find a New "Collegiate" Home," National Music Museum Newsletter 25 [sic] (35), No. 3/4 (August/November 2008), pp. 1-5 and 7.

  • -------, "Conn-Selmer's Donation: From Kenosha to Vermillion: Preserving the Leblanc Legacy," National Music Museum Newsletter 36, No.l/2 (February/May 2009), pp. 6-8.

  • -------,"From the Museum's Treasure Chest" [jeweled alto saxophone by Conn, 1922], National Music Museum Newsletter, 30, No. 1 (February 2003), p. 3.

  • -------, "It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Flute . . . Or is it a Clarinet? A Brooklynite Flute with a Dual Personality," National Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 34, No. 3 (August 2007), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Oldest American Saxophone Acquired," National Music Museum Newsletter, 30, No. 2 (May 2003), p. 3.

  • -------, "A Rare Bass Saxophone by Adolphe Sax," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, 27, No. 4 (November 2000), p. 5.

Jan Bouterse, "The Deutsche Schalmeien of Richard Haka," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 25 (1999), pp. 65, 70, 74, 79, 80-81.

  • -------, "Historical Dutch Recorders in American Collections," American Recorder 33, No. 3 (September 1992), pp. 14-18.

  • -------, "Three Baroque Soprano Recorders by Richard Haka: Instructions on How to Make a Copy," The Woodwind Quarterly 1 (May 1993), pp. 120-133.

Bruce Haynes, "Mozart and the Oboe," Early Music 20, no. 1 (February 1992), p. 46.

Jerry E. Kramer, Clarinets Made between 1800 and 1880 from the Collections of The Shrine to Music Museum, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 1983).

Amy Shaw Kreitzer, "Serial Numbers and Hallmarks on Flutes from the Workshop of Monzani & Hill," The Galpin Society Journal 48 (March 1995), pp. 168-180.

  • -------, Transverse Flutes by London Makers, 1750-1900, in the Collections of The Shrine to Music Museum, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 1993).

André P. Larson, "Alto & Tenor Recorders by Jacob Denner, Imperial City of Nuremberg, ca. 1715," The South Dakota Musician 32, No. 2 (Winter 1998), cover and p. 20.

  • -------, A Catalog of the Double Reed Instruments in the Arne B. Larson Collection of Musical Instruments, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 1968). 

  • -------, "Clarinet by Lefevre, Paris, ca. 1835," South Dakota Musician 31, No. 1 (Fall 1996), cover and p. 24.

  • -------, "Conn-O-Sax," South Dakota Musician 33, No. 3 (Spring 1999), cover and p. 20.

  • -------, "Cor anglais by B. Schott Sohne," South Dakota Musician 30, No. 3 (Spring 1996), cover and p. 24., "From the Time of Bach and Handel: Museum Adds Rare Recorders from 18th-century Nuremberg," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, 14, No. 4 (August 1997), pp. 1-2.

  • -------, "It's Been 'The Year of the Clarinet;' Mazzeo and Maynard Collections Enhance Museum's Holdings," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 24, No. 2 (January 1997), pp. 4-5.

  • -------, "Original Bass Recorders in the United States," The American Recorder 26, No. 4 (November 1985), cover and pp. 171-172.

  • -------, "Rare Baroque Instrument is the Oldest Flute in the Museum," America's National Music Museum Newsletter 29, No. 3 (August 2002), pp. 1-2.

  • -------, "Saxophone by L. A. Sax, Inc., Barrington, Illinois, 1993," South Dakota Musician 29, No. 2 (Winter 1995), cover and p. 20.

  • -------, "Tenor Saxophone [by C. G. Conn, 1916]," South Dakota Musician 27, No. 1 (Fall 1992), cover and p. 23.

Mary Oleskiewicz, "Extraordinary Ziegler Flute Acquired by Museum," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 27, No. 1 (February 2000), p. 3.

  • -------, "Museum Acquires Historic American Alto Flute," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 26, No. 1 (February 1999), p. 3.

  • -------, "Unknown Denner Recorder Surfaces," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 27, No. 4 (November 2000), pp. 7-8.

Ardal Powell, "A Fake Grenser Flute by J. G. Otto, Dated 1798," Traverso: Historical Flute Newsletter 9, No. 1 (January 1997), pp. 1-3.

Wendy Powers, "Checklist of Historic Recorders in American Private and Public Collections," The American Recorder 30, No. 2 (May 1989), pp. 61-62 and Vol. 32, No. 1 (March 1991), pp. 17-20.

Deborah Check Reeves, "Historically Speaking" column in The Clarinet:

Vol. 24, No. 3 (May/June 1997), pp. 44-46.

"The Clarinets at The Shrine to Music Museum."

NMM 5949. Clarinet in C by Bouchmann, Annonay, France, ca. 1825.

NMM 5970. Clarinet in B-flat by D'Almaine and Co., London, ca. 1835.

Vol. 26, No. 2 (March 1999), pp. 62-64.

"The Mazzeo System Clarinet: An Historical Review."

Vol. 27, No. 2 (March 2000), pp. 30-32.

"Albert and the Albert System."

NMM 6008. Clarinet in B-flat by Eugène Albert, Brussels, ca. 1875.

NMM 1811. Clarinet in B-flat by Buffet-Crampon and Cie., Paris, 1904.

NMM 1131. Clarinet in B-flat by Penzel-Müller, New York, ca. 1915.

NMM 3061. Clarinet in B-flat by C. G. Conn, Elkhart, Indiana, ca. 1895.

Vol. 28, No. 4 (September 2001), p. 30

NMM 5970. Clarinet in B-flat by D'Almaine and Co., London, ca. 1835.

Vol. 29, No. 4 (September 2002), p. 32

NMM 10004. Walking stick clarinet in B-flat by Franciskus Christiani, Amsterdam, ca. 1830.

Vol. 30, No. 1 (December 2002), p. 40

NMM 7385. Clarinet in A by August Grenser, Dresden, 1785.

Vol. 30, No. 2 (March 2003), p. 30

NMM 2527, 2526, 2525. Clarinets in A, B-flat, and C by Georg Ottensteiner, Munich. ca. 1860-1879.

Vol. 30, No. 3 (June 2003), pp. 30-31

NMM 5924. Clarinet in B-flat by Paul Bié, Paris, ca. 1868. Romero System.

Vol. 30, No. 4 (September 2003), pp. 32-33

NMM 4554. Clarinet in B-flat by Philip J. Devault, Cripple Creek, CO, ca. 1896. Experimental.

Vol. 31, No. 2 (March 2004), p. 28

NMM 4823. "Rogers Duo Flute" by Alfred G. Badger and Gustav Behrle, New York, ca. 1800-1902.

Vol. 31, No. 3 (June 2004), p. 28-29

NMM 5838. Clarinet in B-flat by William S. Haynes, Boston, 1926. "Thermoclarinet."

Vol. 32, No. 2 (March 2005), pp. 28-29

NMM 6194. Clarinet in A by Henri Selmer, Paris, 1929-1930. Full Boehm System.

Vol. 32, No. 3 (June 2005), pp. 24-25

NMM 6118. Clarinet in B-flat by C. G. Conn, Elkhart, Indiana, 1907-1908. "Perfected Wonder System."

Vol. 32, No. 4 (September 2005), p. 30

NMM 10691. Clarinet mouthpiece in C by Valentine Metzler, London, ca. 1800.

Vol. 33, No. 1 (December 2005), p. 26

NMM 10022. Clarinet in E-flat by Graves and Co., Winchester, New Hampshire, ca. 1838-1845.

Vol. 33, No. 2 (March 2006), p. 20

NMM 5923. Clarinet in D by William Whiteley, Utica, New York, ca. 1825.

Vol. 34, No. 1 (December 2006), p. 32

NMM 4585 & 6061. Clarinets in B-flat by Leblanc, Paris, ca. 1950-1956 and ca. 1958-1961.

Vol. 34, No. 2 (March 2007), p. 18

NMM 12658. Clarinet in B-flat by Leblanc, Paris, ca. 1958-1961. Bob Lowry register key.

Vol. 34, No. 3 (June 2007), p. 19

NMM 12997. Clarinet in B-flat by Wilhelm Heckel, Biebrich, Germany, ca. 1900-1940. Double register key.

Vol. 35, No. 1 (December 2007), p. 24

NMM 13213. Clarinet in B-flat by Noblet, distributed by Leblanc, Paris, ca. 1960-1965. Stubbins B-flat.

Vol. 35, No. 2 (March 2008), p. 24

NMM 2721. Clarinet in B-flat by Asa Hopkins, Litchfield, Connecticut, ca. 1829-1837.

Vol. 35, No. 3 (June 2008), p. 22

NMM 3530. Clarinet in C by Jabez Camp and Asa Hopkins, Litchfield, Connecticut, ca. 1837-1841.

Vol. 35, No. 4 (September 2008), pp. 20-21

NMM 381 & 1131. Clarinets in B-flat by Penzel-Müller, New York, ca. 1915.

Vol. 36, No. 1 (December 2008), pp. 22-23

NMM 10937. Clarinet in B-flat by Jules Gerard, Paris, ca. 1920. Tuning devices.

Vol. 36, No. 2 (March 2009), pp. 26-27

NMM 3101. Clarinet in B-flat by Penzel and Müller, New York, ca. 1900-1915.

  • -------, "Made in the USA: A Comparative Study of Clarinets by Graves and Company, Winchester, New Hampshire," "...in Liebe zerflossenes Gefül..." Die Klarinette, ed. Christian Ahrens and Gregor Klinke. Publication of Symposium im Rahmen der 30. Tage Alter Musik in Herne 2005 (Munich: Musikverlag Katzbichler, 2008), pp.23-30.

  • -------, "Remedies for the Clarinet's 'Sore Throat'," National Music Museum Newsletter 37, No. 2 (August 2010).

  • -------, "Selmer's Lullaby," National Music Museum Newsletter 34, No. 2 (May 2007), p. 3.

  • -------, "A World War II Remembrance" [about Oscar Adler clarinet], America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 27, No. 4 (November 2000), p. 3.

Albert R. Rice, "Making and Improving the Nineteenth-Century Saxophone" [includes saxophones from the NMM's collections] Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 35 (2009), pp. 81-122.

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