Mary Rowden

Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Office Manager
Company Name
Manhasset Specialty Company

Mary Rowden serves as the Office Manager for the Manhasset Specialty Company. The music stands maker began in 1935, when Otto Lagervall designed a stand that was sturdy and used top quality materials. At the time, Mr. Lagervall lived in Manhasset, New York (which gave the company its name) but in the 1940s he moved the plant to Yakima, Washington. Mary is proud to work for a company with such strong traditions and an important product that benefits music makers of all ages around the world.