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Hubbard Harpsichord Records, 1930-2003 (bulk 1949-2003)

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Creator:
Hubbard Harpischords, Inc
Broekman, Hendrik
Creator:
Hubbard, Frank 1920-1976
Physical description:
30 cu. ft. : 76 boxes
Type:
Manuals
Collection descriptions
Project files
Newsletters
Account books
Financial records
Business records
Design drawings
Research
Correspondence
Photographs
Legal documents
Place:
Massachusetts
Framingham (Mass.)
Date:
1930
1930-2003
1930-2003 bulk 1949-2003
20th century
1950-2000
Notes:
Frank Hubbard, an American harpsichord maker, started his harpsichord workshop in 1958, after an apprenticeship in London and a three-year period of study. DUring that time he studied harpsichords all over Europe,then collaborated for several years in business with fellow harpsichord maker and friend William Dowd. Both made harpsichords based upon historical principles, rejecting the modern methods used by other makers. Hubbard developed a harpsichord in 1963 based on a French instrument of 1769 which was sold as a do-it-yourself kit containing a manual and parts. Operations at the Hubbard shop in Framingham, Massachusetts continued after his death in 1976, until his successor, Hendrik Broekman, closed the business.
Summary:
The collection documents the approximately fifty years of the Hubbard Harpsichord business. The records of the Hubbard shop include correspondence, financial and accounting documents, legal papers, newsletters, dealer files, project files, photographs, research files on European instruments, kit manuals, and design drawings.
Cite as:
Hubbard Harpsichord Records, 1930-2003 (bulk 1949-2003), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Harpsichord
Harpsichord makers
Musical instrument makers
Musical instruments
Local number:
2011.3119 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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