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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

NAMM's mission is to unify, lead and strengthen the global music products industry and to increase active participation in music making.
 
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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...

Jon Andersen

Jon Andersen has enjoyed playing music nearly his entire life.  A jazz saxophonist, Jon played...

Lynda Garcia

Lynda Garcia is first and foremost a music teacher, which was not only her background but her life...

Bryan McCann

Bryan McCann is the president of Instrumental Music stores, with three locations in 2014 in and...

Ethan Neuburg

Ethan Neuburg began arranging for bands while in college but did not originally land a job in...

Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith serves as the Managing Director of the Peavey Hollywood store on Sunset Boulevard....

Erik Zobler

Erik Zobler was passionate about sound and music from an early age and seemed destined to carve out...

NAMM Annual In Memoriam Industry Tribute 2013

This video is of our annual NAMM Tribute, created in honor of our members and music industry friends who...

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

Steve Weiss

Steve Weiss loved playing the drums as a small child, but never imagined in a million years that he would...

Mo Morrison

Mo Morrison can often be found behind the stage at every concert and performance by Lady Gaga....

George Shuffler

George Shuffler is the country and bluegrass guitar player who is credited for a three figure cross...

Manuel Velazquez

Manuel Velazquez was one of the greatest guitar luthiers of the last one hundred years. He was born in Puerto...

Wilton Syckes

Wilton Syckes was thought to have sold more pianos than any other salesman. A veteran of the industry,...

BR Wexler

BR Wexler was the president of Wexler Music Company, the leading manufacturer of symphonic...

Kazuo Yairi

Kazuo Yairi was one of the most renowned guitar luthiers in Japan. His long career began as a...

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...

A NAMM Show to Remember: Interviews With International Retailers, Rock Stars and More

The 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim allowed us to focus on increasing the number of international interviews for our...

Recognizing Women in the Industry

One of our goals for 2014 is to have 10 percent of our collection feature women in the music industry. We have made...

Thank You for Being a Part of Our Program

It's our tradition to dedicate our December issue to all of our supporters—each and every one of you!...

The Keys to the Collection

A whirlwind trip from New York down to South Carolina provided the opportunity to meet with and interview a host of...

Puttin' On the Instrumental Hits

How many hit instrumentals can you think of? In our quest to document the history of the music industry, our...

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