Oral History Information
Job TitleDaughter of James Kleeman
Judith Delgado is the daughter of former NAMM President James Kleeman. Known around the NAMM building as the Professor, Jim was a strong leader who helped establish the Professional Development department at NAMM and who helped create NAMM University, a program that provides training classes for members during the trade shows. While Mr. Kleeman was one of the first to be interviewed for the NAMM Oral History Program, little was gathered about his own background or his family life. Seeking to add those details of his life, his daughter Judith was interviewed. She provided wonderful insight into the man, the father and the music educator.