Eleanor West and her husband Pearl established a music store in Iowa City just a year after getting married in 1940. Eleanor was the bookkeeper in the early years of West Music Company and was known to make a penny last during the Great Depression and World War II. She also played an important role with her husband in the Scull Groups by expanding the goals of the sharing group to help improve the business of its members. Her son Steve served as Chairman of NAMM from 2001-2003 and daughter Sheri was the founding director of the NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA.
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