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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

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...

J. Aaron Brown

J. Aaron Brown headed up Word Publishing in Nashville between 1970 and 1980. Before that time he...

Art Hedley

Art Hedley and his brother, Kevin, caught the music bug at the time of the British Invasion of the...

Kevin Hedley

Kevin Hedley proudly recalled the inspiration behind the name of his store, Uncle Ike's Music,...

Michael Houser

Michael Houser is the Chief Executive Officer for Cascio Interstate Music, which serves both as a...

Albert Lee

Albert Lee recalls the dreams he had while visiting a local music store as a young boy in England....

Connie Smith

Connie Smith is the Vice President of Ward-Brodt Music in Madison, Wisconsin. She grew up in music...

Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens loves to tell the stories about how some of his hit records came about such as "...

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

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...

Danny Rocks

Danny Rocks has been associated with music publishers for many years. He served at Alfred...

Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter has become an important link between classic blues artists and modern audiences....

Calvin Grafton

Calvin Grafton was very interested in the radio business as a youngster. His early jobs included...

Alfredo Flores Sr.

Alfredo Flores was born in Mexico in 1908 and moved to San Antonio, Texas with his mother and...

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...

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...

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