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Steinway & Sons Oral History

 Collection
Call Number: OHIV

Scope and Contents

The Steinway & Sons Oral History traces the history of Steinway & Sons, one of the preeminent manufacturers of pianos, from its years as a family business until its acquisition by CBS in 1972. One-hundred twenty interviews provide a multi-level look at a major musical institution that has made a significant impact on musical culture in the United States and abroad. Interviewees include Steinway family members, piano technicians, factory workers, Steinway agents, and concert pianists.

Dates

  • 1978 - 1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. The finding aid includes links to stream most interviews online via Oral History of American Music's (OHAM) AV access system, Aviary. Yale users can login to Aviary using their Yale University ID, to stream these interviews without restriction. Other users are able to request access to interviews directly through Aviary. For access instructions, and to request transcripts of an interview, see OHAM's website.

Some interviews may be restricted. Access to these restricted interviews may only be granted to a patron who has first obtained direct permission from the interviewee or their estate.

Some interviews may not have been digitized or are otherwise not available to stream online. However, these interviews may have been transcribed. Please see contact OHAM for more details.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights and permissions for OHAM materials vary between individual interviews. Researchers wishing to publish or broadcast OHAM materials are responsible for obtaining direct authorization from copyright holders: generally, the interviewees or their estates.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by surname of interviewee.

Extent

266 Computer Files

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/oham.ohiv

General

126 interviews as of September 9, 2021. This finding aid describes digitized copies of the interview recordings in this collection. Oral History of American Music also holds the original recordings, on a variety of legacy audio and video formats.
Title
Guide to the Steinway & Sons Oral History
Status
Completed
Author
Compiled by Anne Rhodes
Date
2016-03-1
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Oral History of American Music Repository

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