Oral History Information
Job TitleRelative, Daughter of Robert and Kay McDowell
Company NameLudwig Aeolian Music
Linda McDowell proudly watched as her father was installed as president of the NAMM Board of Directors in 1970. It was a time of change and, under Robert McDowell’s leadership, programs were created with a goal of increasing the number of music makers. Since her father's passing in 2007, Linda does her best in keeping alive the memories of him and of her mother, Kay. Linda has donated archival materials of her parents to the NAMM Resource Center, which go hand in hand with their own interviews to ensure that their important industry story is preserved.