Archival Collection Features!


1972 Booth Photos

1972 Booth Photos

 Fantastic donation of NAMM Show booth photos from 1972 courtesy of Brian Kehew.


Past Presidents

Past Presidents

A gallery of the men who served in the position of NAMM President from NAMM’s creation in 1901 to the present. Note:The title of the position of President was changed to Chairman in 1993.
Bill Gard Interview

Bill Gard Interview

WMAX-TV Host Jim Hutton with NAMM Vice-President, Bill Gard.


About the Library & Resource Center

Established in 1946 when NAMM was only 45 years old, the NAMM Resource Center provides its Members, the media, academic researchers and the general public with access to historical data about this great industry.

Drawing on more than a century of NAMM research, records and archives, the Resource Center has access to everything from statistical records on retail music products sales to videotaped interviews with more than 1,000 of the people who have shaped this industry's history. The broader scope of the collections is the history of the music products industry. Within that broader scope, materials are categorized into five main subject categories: NAMM History, Manufacturer History, Retail History, Music History (especially as it pertains to instrument and product innovations) and Legacy Collections.

We hope you find what you're looking for right here, but if you have any questions, please contact us at 760.438.8001 or via e-mail at library@namm.org.


Publications

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NAMM Global Report

The 2014 publication created by NAMM captures a snapshot of music industry sales figures for 21 different countries.
 
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PLAYback Magazine

Previous issues of PLAYback can be viewed in the ARCHIVES section of nxtbook. PLAYback is NAMM's quarterly publication providing Members...

Anthony J. Cirone

Anthony J. Cirone, the percussionist, author, composer and educator, stresses the importance of...

Dave Coontz

Dave Coontz is a regular sight at NAMM Shows each year behind the counter within the Shubb booth...

Robert Cray

Robert Cray walked into his local music store as a kid and dreamed of owning his own Fender...

Sheila E.

Sheila E. sat down for her NAMM Oral History interview to discuss the importance of music and music...

David Hall

David Hall is the sales and marketing Vice President for Pro Active Websites, a company founded by...

Tim Laskey

Tim Laskey founded the Wyman Piano Company.  After a long and successful career with some of...

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been running a music studio and teaching guitar lessons since the 1990s....

Remembering oral history interviewees who passed away since the January NAMM Show 2014.

Yoshi Kobayashi

Yoshi Kobayashi began working for Yamaha Corporation of America in 1958.  In the early...

Gerald Wilson

Gerald Wilson was among the great arrangers of jazz, beginning back in the swing era when he worked...

Ruth Charles

Ruth Charles and her husband Dick opened a music store in Glendale, California, called Charles Music. They...

Bruno Pedrini

Bruno Pedrini and his brother Tom both started music stores in Southern California after World War...

Steno Giulini

Steno Giulini served as the editor of the International Association magazine "Euro Piano...

Patrick Hiatt

Patrick Hiatt was among the leaders of band instrument repairmen in the industry. His work ...

Henry Stone

Henry Stone wanted to record musical artists that were not able to sign deals with the large record...

Sheila E. Talks Childhood Memories and Music Education

Sheila E. grew up in a very active musical home...

Catching Up With Industry Friends in Nashville

Summer NAMM in Nashville was once again a fantastic opportunity to capture interviews with industry leaders and...

A History Lesson From Hal Leonard Employees

There is a remarkable team of dedicated employees at the Hal Leonard headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin....

The Key Traits for Success

During this year's RPMDA annual meeting, a presentation was given to highlight several interviews from the Oral...

Making Connections to Grow the Oral History Collection

An area within the Oral History collection that seems to be compelling to many is our efforts to document the...

A Walk Down Memory Lane: NAMM Show Booth Photos From 1972

A fantastic donation of NAMM Show booth photos from 1972 were recently added to the NAMM Resource Center collection...

New Clips You Won't Want to Miss! See Interviews From The NAMM Show Now

For our Feburary newsletter, only a few of the 56 interviews captured at The NAMM Show in Anaheim were featured due...

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