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Guide to the
Theodore E. Steinway Collection of Steinway & Sons Ephemera
circa 1860-1986
 MS 3181

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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta (2022)

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Steinway, Theodore E., 1883-1957.
Title: Theodore E. Steinway collection of Steinway & Sons ephemera
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1860-1986
Abstract: Material on the history of renowned piano makers Steinway & Sons, and other manufacturers, largely assembled by company president Theodore E. Steinway (1883–1957), author of People and Pianos: A Century of Service to Music: Steinway & Sons, New York, 1853–1953. The collection includes some photographs, a few financial reports, and a wealth of ephemera, including advertisements, brochures, trade catalogs, newspaper clippings, sheet music, a run of concert programs from Steinway Hall (1876–1890), and transcripts of Theodore Steinway's commentary for WQXR Radio's Tuesday evening broadcasts of recorded piano music from Symphony Hall (1941–1942).
Quantity: 8 Linear feet in 11 boxes.
Location: This collection is stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in this collection are primarily in English, with some instances of French and German.
Call Phrase: MS 3181