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American Musical Instrument Society Archives


American Musical Instrument Society Archives
American Musical Instrument Society
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10.50 linear feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

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.

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American Musical Instrument Society Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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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:


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