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Agency history, 1881-1994

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History  Search this
Subject:
Sheldon, Robert E  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Foote, J. Howard  Search this
Hough, Walter 1859-1935  Search this
Fesperman, John T  Search this
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Weaver, James Merle  Search this
Shortridge, John D  Search this
Sturm, Gary  Search this
Boyer, Horace Clarence 1935-  Search this
Odell, Scott 1935-  Search this
Germann, Sheridan  Search this
Hasse, John Edward 1948-  Search this
Hollis, Helen R  Search this
McCoy, George D  Search this
Hawley, Edwin H  Search this
Worch, Hugo 1855-  Search this
Krieger, Herbert W (Herbert William) 1889-1970  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Musical Instruments  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of Musical Instruments  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Civil History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1881
1881-1994
Topic:
Musical instruments  Search this
Music--History  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00127
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220980

Hugo Worch Piano Photos

Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Extent:
40 Cubic feet (82 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Content Description:
The collection includes photographs of pianos and other keyboard instruments.
Biographical / Historical:
Hugo Worch was born in Potsdam, Germany, November 15, 1855 and died in Washington, DC, November 14, 1938). Worch was an 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.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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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Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a895761e-8af6-4f62-877d-64e51d94636e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1452

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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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Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8efffed40-c2c7-416d-a5ab-9bab5157d7c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref1

0186-0208

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
Hugo Worch Piano Photos / Series 1: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f124753a-8ed6-4a30-9c14-55bc743496fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref10

Etude article, 1937

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8586d48b9-c0f1-452f-9cb7-9f2ee59b2782
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref100

Newspaper clippings

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep891295225-faf6-4d36-88dc-f1f20d1cda33
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref101

Worch family city directory

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a7679bd5-bbd8-4930-be7a-35b566e65486
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref102

Worch library books

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep832e36713-ac46-423e-93f4-5f5aab100f69
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref103

Who's Who article 1921-1922

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
See more items in:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8255877ec-5803-4e2b-9efb-ddcc329bfda9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref104

Grove's dictionary of music article 1973

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c222cb86-ad77-4911-a325-896ba9081169
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref105

Photo of Hugo Worch

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
See more items in:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b53853f9-1b67-4a42-9a53-9fe20e602173
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref106

Photo of Hugo Worch with Giraffe piano

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
See more items in:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f6c5b583-4401-41ee-9301-bd44cdb696cb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref107

Photo of Worch shop 1884

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82efe6aa5-5564-485a-bc45-ad40e9cf3ad4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref108

Photo of Worch shop 1902

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
See more items in:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8117334a8-af66-42a3-8f20-a1f5b3060d4f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref109

0209-0233

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
See more items in:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Hugo Worch Piano Photos / Series 1: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep821555c03-f879-458a-8318-b7b35bc25d2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref11

Worch's notebooks on piano manufacturers -- Baltimore

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d8e90b99-f35e-4866-bc9d-5392bdbcddfa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref110

Worch's notebooks on piano manufacturers – New York

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
See more items in:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84baf5263-7625-4de0-97ac-aa08b23f6a14
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref111

Worch's notebooks on piano manufacturers – Washington / New York : A - D

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b084c580-48a4-4dd2-8d95-9ab0342d5129
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref112

Manuscript of publication; notes; notebook re: manufacturers [accordion file]

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 79
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep896b97c27-b94c-4db8-ac09-96679f5f65d8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref113

Catalog of the Worch Collection of pianos

Collection Creator:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-  Search this
Container:
Box 79
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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
See more items in:
Hugo Worch Piano Photos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8297a300d-ee54-4c7c-aed3-f8dcc74a5b8f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1452-ref114

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