Vivian Artley

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Vivian Artley
Interview Date: September 21, 2007
Job Title: Relative
Company: Artley Flute Company
Birthdate: July 11, 1914
Deceased: March 22, 2013

 Vivian Artley’s brother formed the Artley Flute Company in Elkhart, IN, during the 1930s.  With an innovation that allowed the instrument to be made cheaper, Artley became a successful product for school band programs as well as a well-established and noted professional line of products.  Vivian’s brother, Hube, and their cousin Don went into business together developing a brand of flutes still being made today.  The family history has not been well documented until our interview with Vivian, which was full of family stories and her memories of the flute making days. 

 

 

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