NAMM Resource Center
Preserving the history of the music industry.
The NAMM Oral History Collection is unique, unlike any other collection in the world. The heart of the Collection is the depth of its narratives that cover innovative creations, the evolution of musical instruments, the ever-changing world of music retail, as well as our collective quest to improve music education around the globe. Oral History participants have come from over 80 different countries, 49 U.S. states and were born between 1896 and 1997. This collection is our journal, our own way of chronicling ourselves and our community—the community we so eagerly embrace at the NAMM shows and so proudly celebrate throughout the year. This library of video interviews, now over 5,000 strong and always growing, contains the story of our industry told by those who helped to shape it and have watched it expand and develop through the years. We hope you find what you're looking for right here, but if you have any questions, please contact us at 760.438.8001 or via e-mail