The addendum consists of trade literaure and ephemera on the subject of pianos.
The collection is arranged into three series.
Series 1: Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera, 1850-1990, undated
Series 2: Photographs, undated
Series 3: Research Notes, 1700-2011, undated
Biographical / Historical:
A retired government employee, Anderson is a piano enthusiast and collector. He conducted extensive research on early piano makers.
Materials in the Archives Center
Pratt, Read Corporation Records (NMAH.AC.0320)
Sohmer and Company Records (NMAH.AC.0349)
Steinway & Sons Records and Family Papers (NMAH.AC.0178)
Wurlitzler Company Records (NMAH.AC.0469)
South Carolina Historical Society
Siegling Music House Records, 1820-1972
The collection was donated by John R. Anderson in 2011.
Collection is open for research.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.