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American Musical Instrument Society records

 Collection 0107-SCPA
The American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS) is an international organization founded in 1971 to promote better understanding of all aspects of the history, design, construction, restoration, and usage of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods. The Society's international membership includes collectors, curators, historians, performers, instrument makers, conservators, restorers, dealers, teachers, and students. The American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS) archives covers the period of 1971-2015 and consists of officers' papers, Board of Governors minutes, committee reports, correspondence, AMIS publications, annual meeting correspondence, and photographs documenting the activities of AMIS.

Dates

  • 1971-2021
  • Majority of material found within 1971-2012

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use. Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room during SCPA’s operating hours. Please contact the curator for an appointment or if you have questions related to digital access of the materials.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Copyright was not transferred to the University of Maryland with the gift of any copyrighted materials. All rights remain with the creators and rights holders. The University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.

To inquire about duplication of materials for research or for publication, please contact SCPA’s curator.

Extent

10.50 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS) records cover the period from 1971 to 2021; the bulk of the materials date from 1971 to 2012. The archives consists of officers' papers, Board of Governors minutes, committee reports, correspondence, AMIS publications, annual meeting correspondence, and photographs documenting the activities of AMIS.

Administrative History

The American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS) is an international organization founded in 1971 to promote better understanding of all aspects of the history, design, construction, restoration, and usage of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods. The Society's international membership includes collectors, curators, historians, performers, instrument makers, conservators, restorers, dealers, teachers, and students.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into seven series.
  1. Officers
  2. Board of Governors
  3. Committees
  4. Annual Meetings
  5. Publications
  6. Photographs
  7. Realia

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

First accession was received on May 2, 2002 from Carolyn Bryant.

Related Material

http://www.amis.org/

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

Separated Material

Flash Drive:
  1. Photographs - AMIS 2008 at Calgary
  2. Photographs - AMIS 2009 at Michigan
  3. Photographs - AMIS 2010 at Smithsonian DC
  4. Photographs - AMIS 2011 at MIM-Phoenix
  5. Photographs - AMIS 2012 at MMA-New York
  6. Photographs - AMIS 2013 at Williamsburg
  7. Photographs - AMIS 2014 in Ohio
  8. Photographs - AMIS 2015 at MFA-Boston
Title
American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS) records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Rachel Ferrera, Bruce Tennant, and David Travis (2004); Additional processing by Alex Boatright (2012).
Date
August 2004 and August 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States