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David Ashby Collection

Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0015
The collection includes 35mm slides of the WurliTzer factory from the personal collection of David Ashby, who was an employee at the WurliTzer factory. There are also photographs of various organ consoles, exterior and interior shots of theatres and organ factories across the United States, and of actress Gloria Swanson posing amidst the rubble of the demolished Fox Theatre in New York City.


  • circa 1970

Language of Materials



0.50 cubic feet

Administrative History:

David Ashby was the Tonal Director for Wurlitzer and a theatre organist active during the 1970's.
Guide to the David Ashby Collection AOIAL.ATOC.RG0015

Repository Details

Part of the The American Organ Institute Archives and Library Repository

2101 W. Tecumseh Rd
Suite C
Norman Oklahoma 73069 United States