The Howe Collection of Musical Instrument Literature brings together historical artifacts and documents from the music industry in the United States. It contains material about the manufacture of pianos, organs, and mechanical musical instruments. The collection is divided into five separate series: Piano, Organ, Mechanical Musical Instruments, Phonographic, and General Music. It was created, and given to the University of Maryland, by Richard J. Howe.
Majority of material found within 1854-1992
Use and Access to Collection
The collection is open for research use.
Duplication and Copyright Information
Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact