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Hugo Worch Piano Photos

Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Former owner:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Extent:
40 Cubic Feet (82 boxes )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
undated
Content Description:
The collection includes photographs of pianos and other keyboard instruments.
Biographical / Historical:
b Potsdam, Germany, Nov 15, 1855; d Washington, DC, Nov 14, 1938). American collector of and dealer in keyboard instruments. His father, Christian, had a music business in Trenton, New Jersey, from c1858 to 1861, and in Washington from 1863 to 1868 and again in 1883; Worch and his brother Emil took this over in 1883, and after Emil's death his widow and Hugo continued the business as Hugo Worch & Co. from 1884 until 1895. After 1895 the firm of Hugo Worch sold instruments (including pianos sold under the Worch name but manufactured elsewhere), sheet music, and, as tastes changed, phonographs, recordings, and radios. The firm went out of business in 1960 on the retirement of Hans Hugo Worch, who had bought it from his brother Carl and sister Paulina in 1954.

In the 1880s Worch began collecting keyboard instruments that showed the development of the American piano industry from the 1790s to 1850. Later he added to his collection examples of clavichords, harpsichords, and pianos by such European makers as Shudi, Ruckers, Stein, and Broadwood. From 1921 to 1938 he held the title of honorary custodian of musical instruments at the Smithsonian Institution. Absorbed with the history of the piano, he acquired a collection of nearly 200 instruments and over 2000 photographs showing details of keyboard construction. From 1914 his collection of keyboard instruments formed the nucleus of the keyboard collections at the Smithsonian. His library of over 3000 books relating to keyboard construction and 500 bound volumes of American sheet music was dispersed after World War II.

Source

Worch, Hugo. Oxford Music Online, Grove Music Online. http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/grovemusic/view/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.001.0001/omo-9781561592630-e-1002219658 (accessed October 18, 2018)
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquistion unknown.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Keyboard instruments  Search this
pianos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints
Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1452
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Photographs

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1452, Series 1
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Correspondence

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 71
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1452, Series 2
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0186-0208

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Etude article, 1937

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Newspaper clippings

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Worch family city directory

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Worch library books

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Who's Who article 1921-1922

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Archival Repository:
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Grove's dictionary of music article 1973

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Archival Repository:
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Photo of Hugo Worch

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref106

Photo of Hugo Worch with Giraffe piano

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
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Photo of Worch shop 1884

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
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Photo of Worch shop 1902

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Archival Repository:
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0209-0233

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Archival Repository:
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Worch's notebooks on piano manufacturers -- Baltimore

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
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Worch's notebooks on piano manufacturers – New York

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Worch's notebooks on piano manufacturers – Washington / New York : A - D

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Manuscript of publication; notes; notebook re: manufacturers [accordion file]

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 79
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Catalog of the Worch Collection of pianos

Collection Source:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 79
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos, Archives Center, national Museum of American History
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Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref114

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