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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...

Connie Czerwinski

Connie Czerwinski was the president of Cerwin-Vega, the company her father established in 1954 and...

Les Harrison

Les Harrison is the president of Hollywood Sound Systems in Hollywood, California.  The...

Jerry Keyawa

Jerry Keyawa loves to tell stories about the many amazing customers who have shopped at the...

Stan Keyawa

Stan Keyawa has grown up in the Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood, California.  He and his...

Dolores Yeager

Dolores Yeager is the owner of the Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood, California, which her late...

Tom Yeager

Tom Yeager’s father opened the Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood, California in 1959, which...

NAMM In Memoriam Industry Tribute 2012

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.

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...

Max Herman

Max Herman played his first professional music job at the age of 13. He has since enjoyed a stellar...

Don Ravitch

Don Ravitch pioneered many elements of keyboard retailing as president of Sherman Clay. With an...

J. Scott McFadyen

J. Scott McFadyen served as president of the family operated store after his father, the founder,...

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...

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...

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