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Organ builders

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

David Ashby Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0015
Scope and Contents 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.

Tom B'hend and Preston Kaufmann Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0020
Scope and Contents This is an expansive collection of photographs and negatives most of which are of organs, personalities, and associations related to the theatre organ. Particularly strong areas are the Organ sub-series of Wurlitzer photographs, and the Personalities sub-series of Gaylord Carter, Lyn Larsen, and Ann Leaf.

David Junchen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0005
Scope and Contents The collection consists of David Junchen’s Papers and Photographs from 1908-2005. Much of the collection documents Junchen’s career as a theatre pipe organ builder, businessman, and author. The bulk of the collection is comprised of manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, blueprints, and photographs relevant to Junchen’s pipe organ business. However, the collection also includes drafts of the third volume of his Encylopedia of the American Theatre Organ and The...

Kilgen Organ Company Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0017
Scope and Contents This collection consists mostly of photographs of theatre organs, the theatres that housed those organs, and photographs about several theatre organists specific to The Kilgen Organ Company. The collection of photographs and memorabilia was originally compiled by Charles G. Crook.

Jim Weisenborne Papers on the Möller Artiste Department

 Collection
Identifier: AOIAL-AOIC-RG0001
Scope and Contents These papers pertain to the Möller Pipe Organ Company's Artiste or "Rolls" department, chaired by Frederick Hoschke.  Much of the paperwork consists of letters written to, or by, Hoschke regarding specific instruments that had roll player mechanisms.  Most of these documents date to the period of roughly 1928-1935 when, it seems, the department was in its prime.  Möller Pipe Organ Company was the world's largest manufacturer of pipe organs before it...