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Series 1. Catgut Acoustical Society Collection 1963-2007

Language of Material: Multiple languages
Physical Description: 24.186 Linear feet
Box 1, Folder 1

Abbott, John A. - Correspondence A1333-101  1962-1990

Language of Material: English
creator: Abbott, John A., ~1921-1990

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: (1962-1990) between CMH and John & wife Doris. Miscellaneous: Newspaper obit.

Biographical/Historical note

John Abbott, a chemical engineer, known for his role in development of food freeze-drying processes, introduced himself to CMH after reading her first article in Scientific American. As an active amateur violin maker, he subsequently obtained her advice on plate tuning & the use of willow for liners in the instruments he was constructing. He and his wife, Doris, were good friends of the bowmaker, John Bollander, with the result that his interests shifted to research on bows. This activity led to the articles included herein, final preparations for which were assisted by his son as he raced against time in his fight against terminal cancer.
Box 1, Folder 2

Abbott, John A. - Technical Ms. A1333-102  1954-1990

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Manuscripts regarding papers on John Bollander; includes correspondence regarding publication in CASJ and to Bollander from Abbotts. Topics: Bow dynamics; Bollander, John; Mahogony for frogs
Box 1, Folder 3

Abbott, R. B. - Response Measurement and Harmonic Analysis of Violin Tones A1335-101 1935

Language of Material: English
creator: Abbott, R. B.

Scope and Contents note

Technical: A 1935 JASA paper on violin tones. Topics: response measurement; Harmonic analysis

Biographical/Historical note

R.B. Abbott worked during the l930s on methods of testing violins and published at least one paper, included here. He went to F.A. Saunders to discuss his methods and ideas, but Saunders did not wish to collaborate.
Box 1, Folder 4

Abild, Robert - Correspondence A1485 1971-1984

Language of Material: English
creator: Abild, Robert

Topics: restoring violins, violas, cellos, and basses
Box 1, Folder 5

Ågren, Carl Hugo - Miscellaneous A2775-101 1966-1982

Language of Material: English
creator: Ågren, Carl Hugo

Biographical/Historical note

A Swedish engineer who has worked with the instruments of the viol family for many years. He developed and made a slightly enlarged version of the treble viol. In the process of this he worked with K.A. Stetson on the interferometric holograms of the viol plates, braces and all, photos of which are in the file. See the JASA paper on this. He also developed a moire method of visualizing the arching contours of viol and violin plates which can be quite helpful in getting the arches symmetrical. See CASNL article on this.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence; Biographical sketch; Interview with Agren, 1969
Box 1, Folder 6

Ågren, Carl Hugo - Correspondence A2775-102 1966-1982

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: (1966-1982) mainly with CMH.
Box 1, Folder 7

Ågren, Carl Hugo - Technical A2775-103 1969-1976

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: 8 papers from 1969-1976; 4 papers, 3 drafts, and 1 magazine article (1969). Topics: Hologram interferometry | Electronic plate tuning | Technology and viols | Resonance measurement
Box 1, Folder 8

Allen, Mildred - Correspondence A4270-101 1963-1986

Language of Material: English
creator: Allen, Mildred, 1894-1990

Biographical/Historical note

A Professor of physics at Mount Holyoke College who, in her retirement acted as secretary to F.A. Saunders who had moved to South Hadley for his retirement years. When Saunders died she collected all his research equipment and turned it over to the CAS. Through 1986 she continued her interest and membership in the CAS and always sent us a Christmas card of her beloved collie.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: Christmas cards and letters to CMH 1963 - 1986. Technical: Paper from Am J of Physics, 1963, on conductivity of Germanium crystal. Topics: Germanium crystal
Box 2, Folder 1

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Correspondence 1971-1975

Language of Material: English

Biographical/Historical note

Members of the CAS participated in several symposia on musical acoustics at the annual meetings, 1971 and 1975 particularly. The 1971 meeting was organized by A.H. Benade and included a demonstration concert of the Octet instruments. The 1975 meeting was part of "Science for the Naked Eye" set up by Rolf Sinclair (NSF), which included a demonstration of the Octet by William Berman, Chris and Michael Finckel and Diana Gannett Mizelle with CMH talking. Walter Sullivan attended and gave us a fine write up in the New York Times which would have resulted in a NOVA TV show except that we did not have a full octet performance group available. CMH was elected to the Nominating Committee for Physics B, and made a Fellow of the AAAS.

Correspondence on AAAS meetings

Correspondence: (1971-1975) primarily about the Dec. 1971 and Jan. 1975 AAAS meetings. Correspondents include: A.H. Benade, William Berman, Norman Edge, Daniel W. Haines, CMH, Rolf M. Sinclair, Raymond J. Seeger and W. Dixon Ward.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Association for the Advancement of Science. -- Archives
 

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Correspondence, 1971-1975

Box 2, Folder 2

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Miscellaneous 1971

Language of Material: English

AAAS Philadelphia Meeting 1971

Miscellaneous: Dec. 1971 Meeting in Philadelphia. Program, notes, and handout. Session 1(A H Benade): Acoustics of Orchestral Musical Instruments - draft of paper by CMH - "Violin Family Instruments" Session 2(W Dixon Ward): Musical Perception - draft of paper by Boomsliter & Creel - "Toward a Theory of Melody".
Box 2, Folder 3

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Miscellaneous 1975

Language of Material: English

AAAS New York Meeting 1975

Miscellaneous: Jan. 1975 Meeting in NYC: programs of sessions, abstracts, illustrations, conference brochures, full texts of papers, news clipping, and notes about instruments from the New Violin Family to be taken to the meetings.
Box 2, Folder 4

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Correspondence 1975-1981

Language of Material: English

Correspondence between AAAS and Hutchins

Correspondence: (1975-1981) between CMH and AAAS primarily with Rolf Sinclair regarding Nominating Committee for Physics Section B. Also an invitation to speak at 1980 meeting in Chicago (declined). Miscellaneous: Review in Science (1985) by CMH of "The Science of Musical Sound" by Pierce, J. R.
 

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Correspondence, 1975-1981

Box 2, Folder 5

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Miscellaneous 1977-1988

Language of Material: English

AAAS Washington Meeting 1978

Miscellaneous: Conference brochures, programs, and handouts, etc. 1977-1988.
Box 2, Folder 6

American Society for the Advancement of Violin Making - Correspondence 1971-1975

Language of Material: English

Biographical/Historical note

The idea for this society came from Dr Albert Kaplan, a retired psychologist, who had contacted a group of his friends, including Mr Sidney Fox, an engineer with Bethlehem Steel and an avid chamber music player. It is reported that their initial meeting was in the shop of William Moennig & Son. Fox, who had purchased one of Hutchins violas, wrote to her in 1971 at the Catgut Acoustical Society suggesting that we meet with Kaplan to discuss the need for such a society. This meeting at 112 Essex Avenue resulted in Fox and Hutchins making a survey of the violin making schools in both the USA and abroad. Hutchins felt that such a school should be connected with a broader education than just violin making as is the case in both Cremona and Mittenwald. Kaplan wanted a separate school. After several more discussions and efforts to locate possible sources of funds, Kaplan and his group decided to found the American Society for the Advancement of Violin Making. The information in this file gives a brief survey of this development and the subsequent change in name to the Violin Society of America.

Scope and Contents note

Corresp: (1971-1975) between CMH and Ray H Abrams, Eric Chapman, Edward Durnall, Sidney Fox, Albert J Kaplan and Elizabeth McGilvray. The corresp is from the early years of the ASAVM before it changed name to Violin Society of America.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Society for the Advancement of Violin Making. -- Archives
 

American Society for the Advancement of Violin Making - Correspondence, 1971-1975

Box 2, Folder 7

American Society for the Advancement of Violin Making - Miscellaneous 1975

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Flyers; business cards; brochures; announcements; book review by Nick Stamon on Goodkind, Herbert K. "Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari."
 

American Society for the Advancement of Violin Making - Miscellaneous, 1975

Box 2, Folder 8

Anderson, Walter F. - Correspondence 1966-1972

Language of Material: English
creator: Anderson, Walter F., 1915-

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: with CMH 1966 - 1972; Newspaper clip on appointment as Dir. of Music Programs for NEA 1968; Vita; an NSF grant proposal for violin making at Antioch College.

Biographical/Historical note

A pianist and organist (F.A.G.O.) and a composer with a wide experience in teaching music to various groups (see bio). He was much interested in the work of the CAS and the development of the Octet instruments. At the time he worked with us he was Director of Music at Antioch College. He participated in a grant proposal to N.S.F. with H.T.E. Hertzberg and H. von Gierke for "Applying acoustical physics to the construction of stringed instruments" which was not funded. Subsequently Andy was made Director of Music Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts (1968).
 

Anderson, Walter F. - Correspondence, 1966-1972

Box 2, Folder 9

Antioch College - Violin-Making School Proposal 1966

Language of Material: English

Biographical/Historical note

In the early 1960s Edward Hertzberg came to 112 Essex as a result of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN article by CMH. He became very much interested in the research and developments in violin making that were going on and saw the need for further work along these lines. In subsequent conversations with CMH, Hertzberg developed the idea that Antioch College would be a good place for such a program which would give it a center and the possibility for some real funding which CMH was unable to get because the foundations she had approached indicated that one person working in her own cellar was not a good risk. The resulting grant proposal to the National Science Foundation is included here and indicates the scope and personnel involved. Hutchins felt that the grant was overstated and too costly. Some of her reactions to a meeting with the group at Antioch are included here. The grant was not funded. The CAS continued to pursue its own course at 112 Essex and in the next few years managed to do the work projected in the grant without extra funding.

Scope and Contents note

Misc: unsuccessful grant proposal (1966) for the establishment of violin-making at Antioch College; magazine article on Antioch; NY Times article on Sloan grant; CV and publications list for Henning Edgar von Gierke. Corresp: with CMH and Dean of Faculty Albert B Stewart, Academic VP, Morris Keeton; Notes by CMH before and after meeting 11/30/66 in Yellow Springs. Topics: Grant proposal; Violin school
 

Antioch College - Violin-Making School Proposal, 1966

Box 3, Folder 1

Applebaum, Samuel - Correspondence and Misc. A6480-101 1957-1976

Language of Material: English
creator: Applebaum, Samuel , 1904-

Biographical/Historical note

A famous string instrument pedagogue, known throughout the USA and abroad, who gave hundreds of string clinics, many of them sponsored by the American String Teachers Association, largely for teachers and high school students. With the help of his wife, Sada, Applebaum published manuals for string teachers and orchestra directors "Building Better Strings and Orchestras", "Applebaum String Method", "The Best of Sevcik", etc. For a biography, see included article "Teacher's Teacher", American String Teacher 1969. He is best known to musicians for the series of books "With the Artists" by Samuel and Sada Applebaum, John Markert, N.Y. (Also, "The Way They Play"). The Applebaums lived in Maplewood, not far from Montclair. We saw quite a bit of them and they were always most supportive and helpful in publicizing the CAS. Their son is Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: (1957-1976) with CMH. Some letters by his wife Sada. Miscellaneous: News clipping, ASTA magazine article, & String Tones Tribute to Applebaum.
Box 3, Folder 2

Applebaum, Samuel - Publications A6480-102 1955-1965

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Publications: Tutors in string playing (5) and assorted publishers' flyers to works by Applebaum (one of the flyers is for joint publication with his wife, Sada).
 

Applebaum, Samuel - Publications, 1955-1965

Box 3, Folder 3

Arns, Ulrich - Correspondence A7670-101 1957-1974

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Arns, Ulrich, 1925-

Biographical/Historical note

A student of Herman Backhaus in Karlsruhe who went on with research of vibration patterns in violin plates and finished instruments, and published several papers, one of which is included here. He was especially interested in the concept that certain parts of the violin top and back contributed to different tone ranges.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: with CMH (1974). 1 technical paper (1957) on objective testing of the violin.
 

Arns, Ulrich - Correspondence, 1957-1974

Box 3, Folder 4

Askenfelt, Anders G. - Correspondence, Misc. A8345-101 1982-2001

Language of Material: English
creator: Askenfelt, Anders

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between CMH, Anders Askenfelt, and Eric Jansson
 

Askenfelt, Anders G. - Correspondence, Misc., 1982-2001

Box 3, Folder 5

Askenfelt, Anders G. - Publications A8345-102 1979-1999

Language of Material: English
Box 3, Folder 6

Babitz, Sol - Correspondence and Misc. B1140-101 1964-1968

Language of Material: English
creator: Babitz, Sol, 1911-

Biographical/Historical note

A fine cellist and an early proponent of the instruments of the viol family, who was especially interested in the renaissance, baroque, and transition instruments of the violin family. See article in THE STRAD included here. He was fascinated with our Octet instruments and wanted CMH to make him a violino piccolo with five strings (which did not happen).

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: with CMH 1964-65. Technical: From Strad, 1964?, "Identifying the Renaissance, Baroque and Transition Violins"; Miscellaneous: Flyer from Early Music Laboratory 1968; Recommendation for Guggenheim Fellowship by CMH 1964
 

Babitz, Sol - Correspondence and Misc. , 1964-1968

Box 3, Folder 7

Backhaus, Hermann - Correspondence B1260-101 1972-1973

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Backhaus, Hermann, 1885-1958

Biographical/Historical note

Worked in Germany for many years on the acoustics of the violin, first at Greifswald and later at the Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe. His unique contribution was the first mapping of the vibrational modes of the arched top and back of the violin, vibrated with an automatic bowing device at main resonance frequencies. His most important conclusion was that a strong tendency exists among the best instruments for the inward and outward motions of the top and back plates to be in phase over a large area of the violin at some frequency near 700 Hz. At lower frequencies he found far more subdivisions to occur. Backhaus' pioneering work together with that of his student, Hermann Meinel, has provided investigators with much basic information. See Backhaus papers in Benchmark Papers in Acoustics, Volume 6, Dowden Hutchinson and Ross 1976.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: (3) about Backhaus (1972-1973); to & from Springer-Verlag and CMH; from Hermann Meinel to CMH (translated by J.C. Schelleng)
 

Backhaus, Hermann - Correspondence, 1972-1973

Box 3, Folder 8

Backhaus, Hermann - Miscellaneous B1260-102 1958

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: (2) Obituary notice of Backhaus (1958); other miscellaneous biographical material.
 

Backhaus, Hermann - Miscellaneous, 1958

Box 3, Folder 9

Backhaus, Hermann - Technical B1260-103 1925-1938

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Technical: 9 papers from 1925-1938; some have abstracts. Topics: Bowed string | Wolf-tone | Radiation properties | Nodal patterns | Violin acoustics

Gap in box numbering

For box 4 and folders 1-4 of box 5 see Series 4: John Backus Collection
 

Backhaus, Hermann - Technical, 1925-1938

Box 4, Folder 1

Backus John - Correspondence 1994

 

Backus John - Correspondence, 1994

Box 5, Folder 5

Barducci, Italo - Miscellaneous tk471fr1040 1948-1974

Language of Material: English
creator: Barducci, Italo, 1917-

Biographical/Historical note

Physicist working in many fields of acoustics at the Instituto di Acustics O.M. Corbino of the Italian National Research Council, starting in 1943, whose findings are contained in 65 papers. His primary connection to musical acoustics is his collaboration with G. Pasqualini on the first definitive study of wood for violins "Misura dell' attrito interno e della constanti elastiche del legno" which can be found in Benchmark Papers in Acoustics v 5, Dowden Hutchinson and Ross 1975.

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: (4) Biog; Correspondence: between CMH and Barducci (2:1972-1974); Tech paper on wood with Pasqualini (partial translation). See Tech Summary. Topics: wood.
 

Barducci, Italo - Miscellaneous, 1948-1974

Box 5, Folder 6

Barton, Edwin - Technical yh614xf5295 1910

Language of Material: English
creator: Barton , Edwin H. (Edwin Henry), b. 1858

Biographical/Historical note

Professor of Experimental Physics, University College, Nottingham whose paper with Thomas F. Ebblewhite "Vibration Curves of Violin Bridge and Strings", Phil. Mag. 20 456 4 (1910) is one of the first such studies. Apparently C.V. Raman worked under Ebblewhite before he went back to India and did his own research on the bowed string.

Scope and Contents note

Technical: "Vibration Curves of Violin Bridge and Strings" from Phil. Mag 20 pp.456-464, 1910 by Barton & T.F. Ebblewhite Topics: Bridge motion | String motion
 

Barton, Edwin - Technical, 1910

Box 5, Folder 7

Beauchamp, James - Correspondence sb633nm9810 1968-1987

Language of Material: English
creator: Beauchamp , James W.

Biographical/Historical note

A research engineer-acoustician, originally in the Department of Speech at Stanford University, and since 1970 working at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who has done and continues to do analysis and synthesis of violin tones. Two of his early papers are included here. His most recent one (at this writing) was given at ISMA '92 in Tokyo: "Investigation of timbre using spectral modeling and interpolation."

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: between CMH and Beauchamp; also corresp referring Ronald B Standler to Beauchamp (1968-1987).
 

Beauchamp, James - Correspondence, 1968-1987

Box 5, Folder 8

Beauchamp, James - Technical gg669vb5990 1965-1974

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: 3 papers from 1965-1974. Topics: Computer analysis | computer synthesis | Violin tones | Harmonic analysis
 

Beauchamp, James - Technical, 1965-1974

Box 6, Folder 1

Beldie, Ion Paul - Correspondence B4270-101 1965-1991

Language of Material: English
creator: Beldie, Ion Paul, 1935

Biographical/Historical note

Physicist, a native of Romania, MS from University of Bucharest, Doctor of Engineering under L. Cremer at the Heinreich Hertz Institute, Berlin. Especially interested in wood technology and musical acoustics, Beldie's work includes studies on the Chladni patterns in violin plates as well as the characteristics of resonance spruces related to the criteria needed for violins. He also studied the low frequency radiation of the violin (see Benchmark Vols. 5 and 6 and CASNL).

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: between CMH and Beldie (1965-1991); from Kathie Hildebrand (cousin of Beldie) to CMH.
 

Beldie, Ion Paul - Correspondence, 1965-1991

Box 6, Folder 2

Beldie, Ion Paul - Miscellaneous B4270-102 1967

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: biog material on Beldie and N. Ghelmeziu.
 

Beldie, Ion Paul - Miscellaneous, 1967

Box 6, Folder 3

Beldie, Ion Paul - Technical

Language of Material: English
 

Beldie, Ion Paul - Technical

Box 6, Folder 4

Bell Labs - Correspondence B4340-101 1961-1986

Language of Material: English
creator: Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between CMH and Joe Kohut, Ruth Schyu, Pierre M. Ruiz, Jean-Claude Risset, and Max Mathews
 

Bell Labs - Correspondence, 1961-1986

Box 6, Folder 5

Bell Labs - Miscellaneous B4340-102 1962-1966

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Bell Labs News for release. Voiceprint, unique as a fingerprint.
Box 6, Folder 6

Bell Labs - Technical B4340-103 1966-1969

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Papers (3): Jean-Claude Risset and Max V. Mathews. Analysis of Musical-Instrument Tones; Roger N. Shepard and J. Douglas Carroll. Parametric Representation of Nonlinear Data Structures; Roger N. Shepard. Extracting Latent Structure from Behavioral Data;
Box 6, Folder 7

Benade, Arthur Henry - Correspondence B4560-101 1961-1987

Language of Material: English

Biographical/Historical note

Professor at Case-Western Reserve for many years; Recipient of the Silver Medal of the Acoustical Society of America (1985) for "Pioneering research on the acoustics of brass and woodwind instruments and for leadership of a generation of musical acousticians" and the Gold Medal (1988) for "pioneering work in the science and art of musical acoustics, emphasizing the interactions among performer, instrument and listener." He was Vice-President of the ASA 74-75. In addition to his many papers in JASA, Art wrote two highly influential books: "Horns Strings and Harmony" (Dover, 1960) and "Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics." (Oxford 1976) He was a long-time member of the CAS and President 1969-72, and responsible for much of the thinking and progress in research of the Society. For many years he worked closely with J.C. Schelleng and C.M. Hutchins developing new theories and concepts in violin acoustics. See bio. in CASJ and his full files as part of this archive.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: (1961-1987) Principally CMH and AHB. Includes papers by others as enclosures requesting comment by one or other. (e.g. on vibrations of violin bridge by Rafferty and Lee); references to Nagavary (N1528) and Skudrzyk (S6295); copies of letters to AHB from JCS.
Box 6, Folder 8

Benade, Arthur Henry - Miscellaneous B4560-102 1967-1988

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: AHB cv; book reviews by JCS of Benade's book Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics from JASA 1977 and CASNL #26, 11/76; review in CASJ 1.7, 5/91, by G Weinreich of its republication by Dover Press; CAS records as distributor; Programs from Case Institute Centennial. Exhibit of flutes from the collections of Dayton C Miller and Benade; materials leading to election of AHB as fellow of ASA and recipient of both the ASA Silver and Gold Medal Awards; biographical and obituary material; cards and communications from family of AHB - wife Virginia, son Martin, and daughter Judi.
Box 6, Folder 9

Benade, Arthur Henry - Technical B4560-103.1 1959-1969

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Lists of publications and abstracts for AHB; 12 papers from 1959-1969. Topics: Woodwinds, room acoustics, pipe organs; brass;
Box 7, Folder 1

Benade, Arthur Henry - Technical B4560-103.2  1970-1986

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Lists of publications and abstracts for AHB; 15 papers from 1970-1986. Topics: Woodwinds, room acoustics, pipe organs; brass;
 

Benade, Arthur Henry - Technical, 1970-1986

Box 7, Folder 2

Benade, Arthur Henry - Technical B4560-104 1963-1983

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: 13 unpublished papers (1963-83). Topics: Violin acoustics; clarinets;
 

Benade, Arthur Henry - Technical, 1963-1983

Box 7, Folder 3

Benade, Arthur Henry - Technical B4560-105.1 1965-1972

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Course syllabus in musical acoustics from Case Western Reserve University 1965-72. Topics: Musical acoustics
 

Benade, Arthur Henry - Technical, 1965-1972

Box 7, Folder 4

Benade, Arthur Henry Technical B4560-105.2 1972-1973

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Course syllabus in musical acoustics from Case Western Reserve University 1972-73. Topics: Musical acoustics
 

Benade, Arthur Henry Technical, 1972-1973

Box 7, Folder 5

Benade, Arthur Henry - Technical B4560-106 1965

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Course notes from teaching in the Dept. of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, 1965.

Separated Materials note

Removed legal size materials to box 60. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Dept. of Physics. Reference Nores on the Collection and Treatment of Data. Kinetic Theory Notes Problems of Standing Wave Systems The Description of Wave Motion Wave - Energy Transmission and Reflection Wave Reflections in Media of Finite Length
Box 7, Folder 6

Benade, Arthur Henry - Technical B4560-107 1946-1972

Language of Material: English

Separated Materials note

Removed reel to reel tape to box 58

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous Technical File: Slides for paper 16 in file 103; tape recording of clarinets; summary report of tech meeting at 112 Essex in Montclair; misc handwritten tech notes; viola analysis.

Separated Materials note

7 large-format slides removed to box 59.
Box 7, Folder 7

Bernstein, Martin - Miscellaneous B5314 1964-1974

Language of Material: English
creator: Bernstein, Martin , 1904-1999
 

Bernstein, Martin - Miscellaneous, 1964-1974

Box 8, Folder 1

Bladier, Benjamin - Correspondence B6325-101 1972-1975

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Bladier, Benjamin, 1908-1985/6

Biographical/Historical note

Author of numerous works in electrophysiology, the acoustics of music and musical instruments, architectural acoustics, and the study of complex sounds. He holds the Diplome d'Etudes Superieures des Sciences Physiques, and was for many years Chef de Service du Laboratoire d'Acoustique des salles du Centre des Recherches Physiques a Marseille. Three of his papers on the bowed string and the bridge of the cello are in Benchmark Vols. 5 and 6.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: 1972-1975 with CMH; Biography draft by CMH; Technical: 6 papers out of 10 in Tech Summary - all in French, 1 translation. Topics: Cello | Vibrating strings
Box 8, Folder 2

Blatter, Donald - Correspondence B6450-101 1963-1973

Language of Material: English
creator: Blatter, Donald, d.1973

Biographical/Historical note

A design engineer for Baldwin Locomotives, who in retirement made string basses. He became interested in the basses of the Violin Octet and was helpful in the early design and development of them. Without Blatter's generous assistance we would have been another five years in getting the Octet basses on the road.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: 1963-1973 with CMH concerning mainly the construction of contrabasses. Included in the Correspondence are various newspaper clippings, invoices and photos. Topics: Contrabass construction | Violin octet
Box 8, Folder 3

Blauert, Jens - Correspondence B6455-101 1976

Language of Material: English
creator: Blauert, Jens

Biographical/Historical note

Author of Räumliches Hören, 1974; Automatische Sprachein- und -ausgabe, 1985

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with CMH on writing an article for the CAS Newsletter. Topics: Stereophony systems; Loudspeaker simulating earphone
 

Blauert, Jens - Correspondence, 1976

Box 8, Folder 4

Bodley, Nicholas Bessaraboff - Correspondence B6680-101 1966-1974

Language of Material: English
creator: Bessaraboff, Nicholas , 1894-1973

Biographical/Historical note

Nicholas Bessaraboff is the author of the definitive book "Ancient European Musical Instruments, An Organological Study of the Instruments in the Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston" (October House 1964). When he first heard all the Violin Octet instruments he became very excited and said that this was the treatment that the violin family had needed for a long time. Marjorie Bram (MacPhillamy) taped an interview with Bessaraboff which is in the CAS Newsletter. Bessaraboff originally came to the USA during the first world war as an agent for the Russian Government to purchase arms. He was also a waldhorn player in the Russian Army Band. He stayed here and developed his long-time interest in early musical instruments and helped to catalogue those in the above collection. During the second war he changed his name to Bodley. He died in NYC in 1973. Wife: Virginia, Son: Nicholas, Daughter: Elizabeth.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: 1966-1974 involving Nicholas Bessaraboff Bodley, Elizabeth Blaker Bodley (daughter), David Boyden, Marjorie Bram, R.E. Fryxell, CMH and James Pruett. Includes news clipping and some biographical material.
 

Bodley, Nicholas Bessaraboff - Correspondence, 1966-1974

Box 8, Folder 5

Bodley, Nicholas Bessaraboff - Correspondence B6680-102 1974-1987

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: with Bodley family, mainly son, 1974-1987.
 

Bodley, Nicholas Bessaraboff - Correspondence, 1974-1987

Box 8, Folder 6

Bodley, Nicholas Bessaraboff - Miscellaneous B6680-103 1967

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Transcription of taped interview with Bessaraboff (Bodley) on 4/26/67. Participants in interview included Marjorie Bram, CMH and Lewis Wilson. Also a considerably edited version of the transcription used as a basis for article in CAS Newsletter. The published version of the interview. Biographical information addressed by Bessaraboff (Bodley) to Marjorie Bram. Dust jacket of the Bessaraboff book. An article on Bessaraboff (Bodley) and his book. Newspaper notice of his death.
Box 8, Folder 7

Bodley, Nicholas Bessaraboff - Technical B6680-104 1946-1967

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: "The Auloi of Meroe", Amer. J of Archeology (1946); "Two Main Types of Arching",(1967), a translation of part of book by Anatolii Ivanovich Leman - published in CASNL #8. Topics: Violin arching | Ancient wind instruments
 

Bodley, Nicholas Bessaraboff - Technical, 1946-1967

Box 8, Folder 8

Boomsliter, Paul C. - Correspondence B7248-101 1967-1990

Language of Material: English
creator: Boomsliter, Paul C., 1915-1989

Biographical/Historical note

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, SUNY Albany and Research Associate Professor, Albany Medical College. PhD University of Wisconsin in 1942. Central nervous system identification of speech and other acoustical stimuli, particularly interested in the patterning element in the perception of notes and musical sequences. With Warren Creel, Paul developed a "chord organ" with several frequencies on each tone and got musicians to play different types of melodies, picking out the tunings best suited to the character of the music. He did early work on the preprocessing of signals by the brain and the effects of this on musical listening, and such findings as Saunders reported that, when having three violins played behind a screen, it was always the second one played that was preferred by the listeners.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: (1967-1990) between Boomsliter and CMH until his death in 1989; afterward with his wife Pat. Miscellaneous: Draft of obit by his daughter; cards & wedding announcement.
 

Boomsliter, Paul C. - Correspondence, 1967-1990

Box 8, Folder 9

Boomsliter, Paul C. - Technical B7248-102.1 1961-1962

Language of Material: English

Separated Materials note

Removed cassette tape to box 58. Tape is part of Boomsliter's paper "Organization in Auditory Perception."

Scope and Contents note

Two papers: Boomsliter, Paul C "The long pattern hypothesis in harmony and hearing" ; Boomsliter, Paul C and Warren Creel. "Organization in auditory perception."
 

Boomsliter, Paul C. - Technical, 1961-1962

Box 8, Folder 10

Boomsliter, Paul C. - Technical B7248-102.2 1963-1968

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Two papers: Boomsliter, Paul C. "Extended Reference: Am unrecognized dynamic in melody" ; Boomsliter, Paul C and Warren Creel. "Rhythm and meaning"
 

Boomsliter, Paul C. - Technical, 1963-1968

Box 9, Folder 1

Boomsliter, Paul C. - Technical ht963cn2041 1968-1977

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: 8 publications, drafts and a grant proposal. Most are co-authored with Warren Creel; Topics: auditory characteristics; perception of English poetry meter; Housman's metrical rhythm and language
 

Boomsliter, Paul C. - Technical, 1968-1977

Box 9, Folder 2

Bordoni, Piero Giorgio - Technical zj514rq9946 1947-1954

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Bordoni, Piero Giorgio

Biographical/Historical note

A research physicist at the Instituto Nationale di Elettroacustica O.M. Corbino, Rome. Worked in the 1940s and developed an electrostatic method of measuring the elasticity of solids. This method, basically the measurement of frequencies and coefficients of resonance (log decrement) on vibrating strips of the material in question, was adapted by Barducci and Pasqualini in their paper on "The Measurement of Internal Friction and Elastic Constants of Wood" - see Benchmark Vol. 5, p 410.

Scope and Contents note

Technical Papers: 1947 in Italian; 1954 jointly authored with M. Nuovo in French - both on electroacoustic methods to measure elastic properties of solids. Topics: Electroacoustic methods | Elasticity of solids
 

Bordoni, Piero Giorgio - Technical, 1947-1954

Box 9, Folder 3

Bucur, Voichita - Correspondence mp201cy0578 1990-1999

Language of Material: English
creator: Bucur, Voichita

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with CMH on Bucur's research on analysis of wood.
 

Bucur, Voichita - Correspondence, 1990-1999

Box 9, Folder 4

Bucur, Voichita - Correspondence pb106my4436 1979-1989

Language of Material: English
 

Bucur, Voichita - Correspondence, 1979-1989

Box 9, Folder 5

Bucur, Voichita - Miscellaneous fk844vj7142 1993-1999

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Bucur's biographical information; travel brochures for Nancy, France; publication for the exhibit "De l'Esquisse au Chantier," 1999
 

Bucur, Voichita - Miscellaneous , 1993-1999

Box 9, Folder 6

Bucur, Voichita - Technical cc638dh6979 1990-1998

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Papers (7) on the acoustics of wood Topics: resonance of wood ; acoustic microscopy
 

Bucur, Voichita - Technical, 1990-1998

Box 10, Folder 1

Bucur, Voichita - Technical B9265-105 1990

Language of Material: French

Scope and Contents note

Postdoctoral Research Paper: "Les Ultrasons et les Bois Approche Acoustique Mecanique et Biologique."
 

Bucur, Voichita - Technical, 1990

Box 10, Folder 2

Bucur, Voichita - Technical B9265-106 1985-1989

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Technical: eight papers on acoustics of wood by Bucur, one paper by Michel Carminati. Topics: anisotropy of violin resonance ; wood structure ; ultrasonic testing ; surface wave propagation ; acoustic invariants ; ultrasonic velocity, stiffness matrix, and elastic constants ; densitometric analysis
Box 10, Folder 3

Bucur, Voichita - Technical B9265-107 1977-1984

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Technical: papers (8) on acoustics of wood. Topics: grain angle and ultrasonic velocity ; elastic constants ; aging of wood ; anatomical structure
 

Bucur, Voichita - Technical, 1977-1984

Box 10, Folder 4

Bucur, Voichita - Technical B9265-108 1960-1993

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Lists of Bucur's publications ; bibliography on wood species for musical instruments
Box 10, Folder 5

Butler, Norman - Correspondence B9860-101 1967-1987

Language of Material: English
creator: Butler, Norman

Biographical/Historical note

Norman Butler contacted CMH in 1967 and introduced himself as a cellist interested in joining the CAS and explaining his connection with the violin family of instruments developed by Fred Dautrich. He had helped demonstrate these, and the file contains a photo of his playing the "vilonia" in 1938. Over the next 20 years he visited CMH on occasion, and he also participated in a concert in which he demonstrated a tenor from the Hutchins Violin Octet.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: with CMH - mainly on vilonia of Dautrich. Also, letter from son, Tim, to CMH expressing interest in a cello and in learning violin making. Topics: Dautrich vilonia
 

Butler, Norman - Correspondence, 1967-1987

Box 10, Folder 6

Butler, Thomas G. - Correspondence B9870-101 1965-1975

Language of Material: English
creator: Butler, Thomas G.

Biographical/Historical note

Working at the Goddard Space Center in the early 1960s, Butler was the primary one to develop the program NASTRAN. He came to the D.C. meeting of the CAS and expressed much enthusiasm for applying NASTRAN to a study of the violin. By 1971 his work with NASTRAN had reached the point where he felt he could devote time to an investigation of not only the individual properties of the soundpost, bassbar, bridge, purfling, f-holes, varnish and wood, but also of their functioning as a unit. Many conferences with CMH helped him to get detailed measurements of the violin and all its parts and an understanding of some of the research that had been done on the violin. By 1975 he was planning to go to the National Science Foundation for some funding for this as well as using some of the award money he had gotten for the development of NASTRAN. Unfortunately a serious accident put a stop to all this and he hasn't been heard from since.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: involving a Prof Bell (probably James Frederick Bell), Butler and CMH. Includes part of grant proposal by Butler, with some comments by CMH and Schelling; also page of equations. Topics: NASTRAN Program | Violin analysis
 

Butler, Thomas G. - Correspondence, 1965-1975

Box 10, Folder 7

Castellengo, Michèle - Correspondence C3480-101 1977-1991

Language of Material: English
creator: Castellengo, Michèle

Biographical/Historical note

Acoustician and associate of Emile Leipp. Involved with GAM (G8825). Successor to Emile Leipp as Director of Laboratoire d'acoustique.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: with CMH (1977-1991).
 

Castellengo, Michèle - Correspondence, 1977-1991

Box 10, Folder 8

Castellengo, Michèle - Technical C3480-102.1 1976

Language of Material: French

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Thesis (De Docteur de L'Universite), Contribution a l'etude experimentale des tuyaux a bouche, 1976, 2 vols (Vol. 1, text). Topics: Wind instruments | Flutes
Box 11, Folder 1

Castellengo, Michèle - Technical C3480-102.2 1976

Language of Material: French

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Thesis (De Docteur de L'Universite), Contribution a l'etude experimentale des tuyaux a bouche, 1976, 2 vols (Vol. 2, figures). Topics: Wind instruments | Flutes
 

Castellengo, Michèle - Technical, 1976

Box 11, Folder 2

Catgut Acoustical Society - Newsletters 1 - 8 C3610-101 1964-1967

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Author Index to Newsletters and Journals 1964-1994 and Newsletters 1 - 8

Biographical/Historical note

Catgut Acoustical Society was founded in 1963 by Carleen M Hutchins, Frederick Saunders, John Schelling and Robert Fryxell. The organization has published twice each year since 1964 its Newsletter and since 1964 a refereed Journal.
Box 11, Folder 3

Catgut Acoustical Society - Newsletters 9 - 16 C3610-102 1968-1971

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 4

Catgut Acoustical Society - Newsletters 17- 24 C3610-103 1972-1975

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 5

Catgut Acoustical Society - Newsletters 25- 32 C3610-104 1976-1979

Language of Material: English
Box 11, Folder 6

Catgut Acoustical Society - Newsletters 33- 41 C3610-105 1980-1984

Language of Material: English
Box 12, Folder 1

Catgut Acoustical Society - Journals 42 - 48 C3610-106 1984-1987

Language of Material: English
Box 12, Folder 2

Catgut Acoustical Society - Journals, vol.1, 1 - 4 C3610-107.1 1988-1989

Language of Material: English
Box 12, Folder 3

Catgut Acoustical Society - Journals, vol.1, 5 - 8 C3610-107.2 1990-1991

Language of Material: English
Box 12, Folder 4

Catgut Acoustical Society - Journals, vol.2, 1 - 5 C3610-108.1 1992-1994

Language of Material: English
Box 12, Folder 5

Catgut Acoustical Society - Journals, vol.2, 6 - vol.3, 1 C3610-108.2 1994-1996

Language of Material: English
Box 13, Folder 1

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Correspondence C5940-101 1983-1993

Language of Material: English
creator: Clark, Melville, Jr.

Biographical/Historical note

Received his PhD from Harvard in 1949 and has been working in musical acoustics one way or another ever since. A grant proposal included here gives an idea of the breadth and depth of his commitment to this field. Many of his publications are in the Audio Engineering Society Journal. Advised numerous students at MIT and holds many patents on electrical aspects of musical instrument design.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: (1983-1993) with CMH including lists of tech papers shipped to CAS in Montclair and summarized herein. Miscellaneous: A list of Clark's associates from 1957-1990.
 

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Correspondence, 1983-1993

Box 13, Folder 2

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical C5940-102.1

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Clark's proposal: Design Principles of a New Musical Instrument. Part I.
 

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical

Box 13, Folder 3

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Proposal C5940-102.2 1953

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Clark's proposal: Design Principles of a New Musical Instrument. Part I.
 

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Proposal, 1953

Box 13, Folder 4

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Proposal C5940-102.3 1953

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Clark's proposal: Design Principles of a New Musical Instrument. Part II.
 

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Proposal, 1953

Box 13, Folder 5

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical C5940-103 1959-1969

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: 14 published papers. Topics: Electrical musical instruments.
Box 13, Folder 6

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Patents C5940-104.1 1960-1972

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Topics: Photoelectric devices; electrical instruments.
Box 14, Folder 1

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Patents C5940-104.2 1972-1976

Language of Material: English
Box 14, Folder 2

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Patents C5940-104.3 1982-1991

Language of Material: English
Box 14, Folder 3

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Papers and BS Theses C5940-105.1 1958-1960

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Theses for which Clark was an advisor. Topics: Wind instruments; choral tone; harmonic analysis.
Box 14, Folder 4

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: BS Theses C5940-105.2 1960-1961

Language of Material: English
Box 15, Folder 1

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: BS Theses C5940-105.3 1961

Language of Material: English
 

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: BS Theses, 1961

Box 15, Folder 2

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: BS Theses C5940-105.3 1962

Language of Material: English
 

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: BS Theses, 1962

Box 15, Folder 3

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: BS Theses C5940-105.4 1963

Language of Material: English
 

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: BS Theses, 1963

Box 15, Folder 4

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Ph.D. Diss. Luce, David A. (Part I) C5940-106.1 1963

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Ph.D. theses, part I, for which Clark was an advisor. Topics: Instrument tones
 

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Ph.D. Diss. Luce, David A. (Part I), 1963

Box 16, Folder 1

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Ph.D. Diss. Luce, David A. (Part II) C5940-106.2 1963

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Ph.D. theses, part II, for which Clark was an advisor. Topics: Instrument tones
 

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Ph.D. Diss. Luce, David A. (Part II), 1963

Box 16, Folder 2

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Ph.D. Diss. Strong, William C5940-106.3 1963

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Ph.D. Diss for which Clark was an advisor. Topics: wind instrument tones
 

Clark, Melville, Jr. - Technical: Ph.D. Diss. Strong, William, 1963

Box 16, Folder 3

Catgut Musical Acoustic Research Library (CMARL) - Correspondence C6500-101 1992-1998

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence concerning attempts to establish a research library for the papers of the Catgut Acoustical Society: Catalogued material begun on CCRMA web site.
Box 16, Folder 4

Catgut Musical Acoustic Research Library (CMARL) - Correspondence C6500-102 1990-1992

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence concerning attempts to establish a research library for the papers of the Catgut Acoustical Society: Donald Engle's advice on fund raising; Agreement signed between CAS and CCRMA.
Box 16, Folder 5

Catgut Musical Acoustic Research Library (CMARL) - Correspondence C6500-103 1981-1990

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Catgut Musical Acoustic Research Library (CMARL) - Correspondence: Dealings with Stevens Institute of Technology; Appeal to IBM, to governmental agencies, and to Yale and Birmingham University
Box 17, Folder 1

Catgut Musical Acoustic Research Library (CMARL) - Correspondence C6500-104 1992

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence concerning attempts to establish a research library for the papers of the Catgut Acoustical Society: CMARL kit; Negotiations begun with CCRMA thru Max Mathews.
Box 17, Folder 2

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence: Miscellaneous C7450-101 1958-1968

Language of Material: English
creator: Condax, Louis M.

Biographical/Historical note

A research chemist whose early work was with Frederick Ives who developed the dye transfer process for color printing. Louis subsequently went with Eastman Kodak and helped them apply the process to their color film. He was also a skilled violin maker and became deeply involved in researching the early violin varnishes. He received a grant from the Mellon Foundation and went to Europe to investigate evidences of the different varnishes used by the seventeenth and eighteenth century makers, particularly in Northern Italy. The Condax notebooks are in the CAS file and contain a wealth of information which has been researched by David Fix. Fix indicates that Condax developed many different varnish formulas, however, Fix has not as yet published his findings (1992). The file includes not only Louis' notebooks but also correspondence and a copy of his report to the Mellon Foundation. J. Michelman was highly critical of this work since it challenged Michelman's claim to having discovered the "secret" of the old Italian varnish. Louis was a long time member of the CAS and published a number of articles in the CASNL. Condax worked at Rembert Wurlitzer Co. in NYC with S.F. Sacconi on various varnish problems and treatment of violin wood, particularly the ammonia gas method of seasoning the wood before varnishing. Louis and his wife Constance often stopped by Montclair for a visit to discuss violin making and varnishing. When Louis died, Connie gave his files to CMH for the CAS files.
 

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence: Miscellaneous, 1958-1968

Box 17, Folder 3

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence with Constance Condax C7450-102 1971-1980

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence with Constance Condax, 1971-1980

Box 17, Folder 4

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence primarily with Carleen M. Hutchins C7450-103 1959-1971

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence primarily with Carleen M. Hutchins, 1959-1971

Box 17, Folder 5

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence with Simone F. Sacconi C7450-104 1946-1969

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence with Simone F. Sacconi, 1946-1969

Box 17, Folder 6

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence with Pierre Vidoudez C7450-105 1950-1970

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence with Pierre Vidoudez, 1950-1970

Box 17, Folder 7

Condax, Louis M. - Miscellaneous C7450-106 1963-2005

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Catgut certificate; hand drawn map; violin making school prospectus, Syracuse U.; graphs; clippings, etc.
Box 17, Folder 8

Condax, Louis M. - Violin Varnish Recipes C7450-107

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Violin Varnish Recipes

Box 17, Folder 9

Condax, Louis M. - Technical Papers C7450-108 1955

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Evolution of the violin
Box 17, Folder 10

Condax, Louis M. - Technical Papers C7450-109 1966

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Louis M. Condax article, "Violin Varnishes by two Prominent Authors, Geroge Fry and Joseph Michelman."
Box 17, Folder 11

Condax, Louis M. - Unpublished Papers on Violin Varnish C7450-110

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Unpublished Papers on Violin Varnish

Box 17, Folder 12

Condax, Louis M. - Manuscript: Report on the Varnish Research C7450-111

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Manuscript: Report on the Varnish Research

Box 17, Folder 13

Condax, Louis M. - Manuscript on the Violin C7450-112

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Manuscript on the Violin

Box 17, Folder 14

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence: Mellon Institute Grant Project, Part I C7450-201 1967-1970

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Mellon Institute Grant Project on Violin Varnish: correspondence mainly between Condax, L.H. Larsen and G.O. Luster (both of the Mellon Institute), Fannie Taylor (of the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities), Desmond Hill, William Moennig and Henry Werro.
 

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence: Mellon Institute Grant Project, Part I, 1967-1970

Box 17, Folder 15

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence: Mellon Institute Grant Project, Part II C7450-202 1967-1970

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence: Mellon Institute Grant Project, Part II, 1967-1970

Box 18, Folder 1

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence: Mellon Institute Grant Project, Part III C7450-203 1967-1968

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Documents on the received government grant for violin varnish
Box 18, Folder 2

Condax, Louis M. - Research Reports to the Mellon Institute C7450-204 1968

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Instructions for using varnish
 

Condax, Louis M. - Research Reports to the Mellon Institute , 1968

Box 18, Folder 3

Condax, Louis M. - The Strad, periodical C7450-301 1963-1969

Language of Material: English
Box 18, Folder 4

Condax, Louis M. - Violins and Violinists, periodical, and other publications C7450-302 1940-1953

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Additional publications: The Tyrol; Science Use and Care of the Eight Stringed Violin
Box 18, Folder 5

Condax, Louis M. - Photos of Condax' Stradivari Violin and Viola C7450-303

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Photos of Condax' Stradivari Violin and Viola

Box 18, Folder 6

Condax, Louis M. - On the bow; Pierre Vidoudez C7450-401

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Article: James Scott. "The Micro-Structure of Bow Hair." ; Publications: Vidoudez, Maitre Luthier. Geneve.
 

Condax, Louis M. - On the bow; Pierre Vidoudez

Box 18, Folder 7

Condax, Louis M. - On the cello podium C7450-402 1970

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Sketch of cello podium
Box 18, Folder 8

Condax, Louis M. - Photos: Curtis, and Condax in studio C7450-403

Scope and Contents note

14 photographs
 

Condax, Louis M. - Photos: Curtis, and Condax in studio

Box 18, Folder 9

Condax, Louis M. - Photos: dye transfer, violins C7450-404 1938-

Separated Materials note

Removed 2 large-size photos to box 60. Dye Transfer violin photos
 

Condax, Louis M. - Photos: dye transfer, violins, 1938-

Box 19, Folder 1

Condax, Louis M. - Newspaper and Magazine Clippings C7450-501 1934-1968

Language of Material: English
Box 19, Folder 2

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence with Dr. Guillermo A. Fraser, violin bridge expert C7450-502 1967

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Correspondence with Dr. Guillermo A. Fraser, violin bridge expert , 1967

Box 19, Folder 3

Condax, Louis M. - Publications by Louis Couturier and C. E. Mertzanoff C7450-503 1942-

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Louis Couturier. 40 Jaar Max Möllers Vioolbouw 1913-1953; C. E. Mertzanoff. The Perfection of the Strad Design.
 

Condax, Louis M. - Publications by Louis Couturier and C. E. Mertzanoff, 1942-

Box 19, Folder 4

Condax, Louis M. - Fossil Wood C7450-504 1970

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Fossil Wood, 1970

Box 19, Folder 5

Condax, Louis M. - I.R. Spectra. Techler, Rosen, Shellac C7450-505 1970

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - I.R. Spectra. Techler, Rosen, Shellac, 1970

Box 19, Folder 6

Condax, Louis M. - Labels of Old Luthier Masters C7450-506

Language of Material: Multiple languages
 

Condax, Louis M. - Labels of Old Luthier Masters

Box 19, Folder 7

Condax, Louis M. - Various materials on violin coloring and varnish C7450-507

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

2 sets of violin images: rapid half tone: two Strads from 35 mm, Sacconi; Natural Dc/es-coloring matter; Rosen patent; article on rubber chemistry
 

Condax, Louis M. - Various materials on violin coloring and varnish

Box 19, Folder 8

Condax, Louis M. - Photos and letter on the Ratnagar Strad C7450-508 1964

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Letter from F.R. Ratnagar to Condax; Publication by Ratnagar on Antonio Stradivari
 

Condax, Louis M. - Photos and letter on the Ratnagar Strad, 1964

Box 19, Folder 9

Condax, Louis M. - Dave Rubinoff C7450-509 1966-1970

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence to and by Rubinoff; photographs, autographed program
Box 19, Folder 10

Condax, Louis M. - Tertis Viola C7450-601 1943-1950

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Talk: Lionel Tertis. The Tertis Model Viola; Program; Diagrams of the improved Tertis model 16 3/4 inch viola, revised in 1949 and 1953
Box 19, Folder 11

Condax, Louis M. - Violin Acoustics C7450-602 1940-1967

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

16 published articles
 

Condax, Louis M. - Violin Acoustics, 1940-1967

Box 19, Folder 12

Condax, Louis M. - On the Violin's Sound Post C7450-603 1963-1964

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Unpublished papers and photographs
 

Condax, Louis M. - On the Violin's Sound Post, 1963-1964

Box 20, Folder 1

Condax, Louis M. - Domenico Dragonetti's Gasparo da Salo String Bass C7450-604 1910

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Publication, 15 pages
 

Condax, Louis M. - Domenico Dragonetti's Gasparo da Salo String Bass, 1910

Box 20, Folder 2

Condax, Louis M. - Photos: viols C7450-605

Scope and Contents note

10 photos: bass viols, viola d'amore, and vila da gamba
 

Condax, Louis M. - Photos: viols

Box 20, Folder 3

Condax, Louis M. - Article: Physics and Music C7450-606 1948

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Article: Physics and Music, 1948

Box 20, Folder 4

Condax, Louis M. - Photos and Publication C7450-607

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Letter from Franz F. Lyon; Article: Victor A. McKusick and H. Kenneth Wisking. Felix Savart (1791-1841), Physician-Physicist. Early Studies Pertinent to the Understanding of Murmurs; Negatives and photos: Goerz Strad and Hermann Book
 

Condax, Louis M. - Photos and Publication

Box 20, Folder 5

Condax, Louis M. - Spectrum Analysis of Violin Varnish C7450-608

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Spectrum Analysis of Violin Varnish

Box 20, Folder 6

Condax, Louis M. - On Violin Construction and Bows C7450-609 1903-1965

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Article: Condax. A Plea and a Suggestion for a Guide, Standard, Principle or Measuring Device to Compare and Evaluate Completed Musical Bows; Tolbecque measurements 1903; Viola outline by Hutchins
 

Condax, Louis M. - On Violin Construction and Bows, 1903-1965

Box 20, Folder 7

Condax, Louis M. - Violin models. Half-tone prints, Le Duc Guarneri C7450-610 1946-

Language of Material: English
Box 20, Folder 8

Condax, Louis M. - Publications: World of Strings C7450-611 1962-1968

Language of Material: English
Box 20, Folder 9

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments C7450-701 1937-1959

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments , 1937-1959

Box 20, Folder 10

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments C7450-702 1944-1950

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments , 1944-1950

Box 20, Folder 11

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments C7450-703 1951-1957

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments , 1951-1957

Box 21, Folder 1

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments C7450-704 1958-1966

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments , 1958-1966

Box 21, Folder 2

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments C7450-705 1967-1970

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments , 1967-1970

Box 21, Folder 3

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments C7450-706 1969-1970

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments , 1969-1970

Box 21, Folder 4

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments C7450-707

Language of Material: English
 

Condax, Louis M. - Notebooks on violin varnish experiments

Box 21, Folder 5

Condax, Louis M. - Varnish samples on wood C7450-801 1987

Box 21, Folder 6

Corliss, Edith L.R. - Correspondence and Technical Papers C8052-101 1964-1995

Language of Material: English
creator: Corliss, Edith L. R.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins; Various papers on the hearing and the ear as a mechanism of communication
 

Corliss, Edith L.R. - Correspondence and Technical Papers, 1964-1995

Box 21, Folder 7

Creel Warren - Correspondence C9135-101 1968-1989

Language of Material: English
creator: Creel, Warren

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: between Creel & wife Marie and CMH. Others are REF, V Apgar, A H. Benade, Betty Goodfriend, JCS, regarding Nomination for Fellows of ASA. Also, CMH to various contributors to CAS in his memory.

Biographical/Historical note

Warren Creel and Paul Boomsliter worked together closely in the field of auditory perception and organization, studying pitch relations and durational effects in tonal perception, sensation, rhythm and cadence in language which they studied through music and poetry with related psychoacoustic studies, including animal experimentation. Starting in the early 1960s, Warren worked as a research associate in the Department of Surgery, Albany Medical College, after an early career in teaching. His interest in the work of the CAS started in the mid 1960s, both in the research and development as well as in the functioning of the Society, which lasted until his death. He was chairman of the Committee on By-Laws, for many years Treasurer, and later Vice-President. His own research in psychoacoustics complimented much that we were doing on the development of the new instruments of the Violin Octet. Warren was great fun to work with and always had some interesting new ideas, and arguments could go on far into the night. This file contains mostly correspondence. For his published papers and research work see the file of Paul Boomsliter.
 

Creel Warren - Correspondence, 1968-1989

Box 21, Folder 8

Creel Warren - Miscellaneous C9135-102 1968-1976

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: Bibliography; Albany Med Center Bulletin article; Book Review of `Sounds of Music' by C Taylor and supplemental article on `Musical Intonation for Fiddlers'; Poem: `The Cellulose-Graphite Process for Helium Carbide' - Musings on the performance score in an intelligence test.
 

Creel Warren - Miscellaneous, 1968-1976

Box 22, Folder 1

Creel Warren - Technical Papers C9135-103 1967-1975

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: 5 papers (1967-1975). Creel and others - one by Massaro alone discussing work of Creel, Boomsliter & Powers. Topics: Preprocessed brain signals; tonal sensation; auditory perception; processing time for auditory signals.
 

Creel Warren - Technical Papers, 1967-1975

Box 22, Folder 2

Cremer, Lothar - Correspondence C9160-101 1970-1990

Language of Material: English
creator: Cremer, Lothar, 1905-1990

Biographical/Historical note

CMH first met Professor Cremer, one of the most important acousticians of this century in Germany, when he lectured at MIT. He was pleased to find violin acoustics being studied in the US and subsequently invited her to lecture at the Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin, of which he was Director. She was finally able to accept this invitation in 1971 in conjunction with her trip to the ICA Meeting in Budapest. Over the years there developed a close friendship and an active correspondence sharing technical information ensued. CMH was instrumental in his receiving the ASA Gold Medal. The high regard in which he was held will be evident from the biographical detail found in the Miscellaneous section (102) of this file, and the significance of his contribution to acoustics may be assessed from the number of awards he received and from the extent of the obituary material to be found there. His published output is vast - over 100 papers and several books. A few of the many are contained in sections 103 & 104. See the Technical Summary.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: between Creel & wife Marie and CMH. Others are REF, V Apgar, A H Benade, Betty Goodfriend, JCS, regarding Nomination for Fellows of ASA. Also, CMH to various contributors to CAS in his memory.
 

Cremer, Lothar - Correspondence, 1970-1990

Box 22, Folder 3

Cremer, Lothar - Miscellaneous C9160-102 1974-1990

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: Bibliography; Albany Med Center Bulletin article; Book Review of `Sounds of Music' by C Taylor and supplemental article on `Musical Intonation for Fiddlers'; Poem: `The Cellulose-Graphite Process for Helium Carbide' - Musings on the performance score in an intelligence test.
 

Cremer, Lothar - Miscellaneous, 1974-1990

Box 22, Folder 4

Cremer, Lothar - Technical Papers C9160-103 1968-1990

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Technical: 5 papers Creel and others - one by Massaro alone discussing work of Creel, Boomsliter & Powers. See Tech Summary. Topics: Preprocessed brain signals | tonal sensation | auditory perception | processing time for auditory signals.
 

Cremer, Lothar - Technical Papers, 1968-1990

Box 22, Folder 5

Cremer, Lothar - Technical Book 9160-104 1988

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Physik der Geige; Review by G. Weinreich and review of English translation: The Physics of the Violin. Topics: bowing; violin body vibrations; sound radiation.
 

Cremer, Lothar - Technical Book , 1988

Box 22, Folder 6

Dickens, Fred T. - Correspondence and Technical Papers on the Guitar D5485-101 1975-1997

Language of Material: English
creator: Dickens, Fred T
 

Dickens, Fred T. - Correspondence and Technical Papers on the Guitar, 1975-1997

Box 23, Folder 1

Duhamel, Jean Marie Constant - Technical Paper D8690-101 1841

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Duhamel , M. (Jean Marie Constant) , 1797-1872

Scope and Contents note

Tech paper (1) in French and translation of his 1841 memoire on the action of the bow on the string abstract. Miscellaneous: Entry from Dictionary of Scientific Biography 1971. Topics: Bowed string | Stick/slip action

Biographical/Historical note

A mathematician known to students of calculus and of heat who published a paper on the bowed string in which he recognized the need to consider two parts of a period of vibration, sticking and slipping. He derided the idea that the vibrations of the bowed string are caused by the plucking action of barbs on the bow hair -- a concept that still plagues us. He failed to understand a fact later recognized by Helmholtz that wave propagation along the string is not instantaneous, but occurs with finite velocity, thus freeing the string from the bow not as a result of increase in stress between the two, but because the sharp kink in the string has suddenly returned after reflection from the nut.
Box 23, Folder 2

Eggers, Frieder - Correspondence with Carleen M. Hutchins E2960-101 1964-1992

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Eggers, Frieder, 1929-

Biographical/Historical note

Research physicist and cellist who did the first thorough study of vibration modes (1959) in which not only nodal lines, but also contours of amplitude were plotted giving amplitude and phase. He also measured the mechanical impedance at several points. The work was done on a cello (see photo). Eggers worked at the Bell Telephone Laboratory, Murray Hill from 1960-64 and became much interested in the research that Schelleng and Hutchins were doing, and often came to 112 Essex to discuss acoustics and play quartets with us. Since 1964 Eggers has been at the Max-Planck-Institute in Gottingen working in biophysical chemistry. A recent paper (1991) on mechanical impedance measurements of the cello as well as the 1959 one are included here.
 

Eggers, Frieder - Correspondence with Carleen M. Hutchins, 1964-1992

Box 23, Folder 3

Eggers, Frieder - Miscellaneous E2960-102 1959-1987

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: Biog material. Technical:1) `Untersuchung von Corpus-Schwingungen am Violoncello', ACOUSTICA, 1959 with comments by Schelling. 2) `Mechanical Impedance Measurements Around the Violoncello', ACOUSTICA, 1991. It includes a preview version from Aachen 1987 and a revision submitted to CASJ - reviewed by Schumacher and Jansson at request of Sid Fox, ed. - subsequently withdrawn by Eggers and published in ACOUSTICA. Topics: Impedance measurements | Cello vibrations
 

Eggers, Frieder - Miscellaneous, 1959-1987

Box 23, Folder 4

Firth, Ian - Correspondence F5275-101 1988-1989

Language of Material: English
creator: Firth, Ian

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding Firth's paper "Harps of the Baroque Period."
 

Firth, Ian - Correspondence, 1988-1989

Box 23, Folder 5

Firth, Ian - Technical Papers F5275-102 1973-1977

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Research findings on the cello and lute.
Box 23, Folder 6

Firth, Ian - Technical Papers F5275-103 1977-1989

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

On the acoustics of the harp; Physics of the guitar; and other.
 

Firth, Ian - Technical Papers, 1977-1989

Box 23, Folder 7

Fletcher, Donald Atkinson - Correspondence F6120-101 1959-1991

Language of Material: English
creator: Fletcher , Donald Atkinson

Biographical/Historical note

A first cousin of Carleen M. Hutchins who, after spending eight years studying organ and architecture at the Beaux Arts in Paris, was able to read French and type the English translation directly. He became very much interested in the new instruments of the Violin Octet and was most helpful in the early stages of their development, suggesting design concepts and ways to make them into a cohesive family of instruments. When the writings of Savart in l'Institut were finally found in the library of the Philadelphia Academy of Sciences (The pages were torn out of the copy in Widner, the volume missing at the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian) Donald offered to translate the whole series of articles concerning Savart's research on the violin. This has been most helpful over the years as many of Savart's ideas and experiments are basic to current research. He also translated the early work of Maupertuis which is based on the concept that the different length reeds of the spruce violin top reinforce the various frequencies, a discarded concept. Much of the information in the file is related to family matters.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: involving D A Fletcher, Mary Fletcher, REF, Flora Harvey, Betty Montleon, Dorothy Bergquist, and Carleen M. Hutchin, mostly personal. Includes Newsletters from Sweetbrook Nursing Home in Williamstown MA where Don & Mary lived.
Box 23, Folder 8

Fletcher, Donald Atkinson - Miscellaneous F6120-102 1977

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: hand-drawn map, brief genealogical note, report (evidently written by school student, probably a neighbor of D A Fletcher) on the New Violin Family, type-written description of the funeral service for D A Fletcher, a negative and 2 obits; treatise on the Piano and the Pianist by D A Fletcher retyped by his niece, Dorothy Bergquist, which concludes with a letter to her daughter containing family history; treatise on instrumentation of Hector Berlioz. Topics: Piano & pianists | Berlioz instrumentation
Box 23, Folder 9

Fletcher, Donald Atkinson - Translations F6120-103

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Translations by D A Fletcher: the 1724 Memoire on stringed instruments by Maupertuis [740 KB, PDF]; the 1819 Memoire (minus the Rapport) by Savart; and the 1840 l'Institut articles (the sections on stringed instruments) by Savart as transcribed by A Masson. Topics: Savart
 

Fletcher, Donald Atkinson - Translations

Box 24, Folder 1

Fletcher, Harvey - Correspondence F6130-101 1964-1972

Language of Material: English
creator: Fletcher, Harvey , 1884-1981

Biographical/Historical note

Well known in acoustics as a founding member of the Acoustical Society of America and for many years Director of the Bell Telephone Laboratories at Murray Hill. His research on speech and hearing is widely know through his books and papers. In his retirement he developed a full scale acoustical testing facility at Brigham Young University and with associates, published a number of papers on the tones of musical instruments, especially the analysis and synthesis of violin, viola and cello tones, some of which are included here.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Fletcher and Carleen Hutchins and Robert D Graham. Miscellaneous: Newspaper obits for Mrs Lorena Fletcher, wife.
 

Fletcher, Harvey - Correspondence, 1964-1972

Box 24, Folder 2

Fletcher, Harvey - Technical Papers F6130-102.1 1935-1965

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Topics: Analysis & synthesis of violin, viola & baritones | vibrato.
Box 24, Folder 3

Fletcher, Harvey - Technical Papers F6130-102.2 1946-1969

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Topics: Analysis & synthesis of violin, viola & baritones | vibrato.
Box 24, Folder 4

Fletcher, Neville - Correspondence F6140-101 1972-1998

Language of Material: English
creator: Fletcher, Neville H. (Neville Horner)
 

Fletcher, Neville - Correspondence, 1972-1998

Box 24, Folder 5

Fletcher, Neville - Technical Papers F6140-102 1980-1991

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Paper (4) Topics: Harmonic generation; organ pipes
Box 24, Folder 6

Fletcher, William Harvey - Correspondence F6160-101 1931-1965

Language of Material: English
creator: Fletcher, William Harvey

Biographical/Historical note

Uncle of Carleen Hutchins (mother's brother, father's brother in-law, and father of Donald A. Fletcher) who made violins for many years as a hobby (at least 200). Carleen Hutchins never saw his actual working set up for he had moved to Houston, Texas from Brooklyn before Carleen Hutchins became interested in string instruments. When Carleen Hutchins needed a viola she wrote to him asking if he would make her one. He replied that he only knew how to make violins, not violas, and suggested that she get in touch with his violin maker in NYC and try making one herself. After discussions with husband and family, Carleen Hutchins went to the violin maker, C. Meisel at 4 St Marks Place in the Bowery in NYC, bought a set of wood, a blueprint of a viola and a book ("Violin Making as it Was and Is" Ed Heron-Allen) and got started. The work took two years of carefully reading the book with occasional comments from Fletcher, the violin maker who spoke little English (Meisel had died and his wife was running the shop), and a salesman at Wurlitzer's. When it was done, the viola was rated the work of a good carpenter and was the only one that CMH planned to make!

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: involving Grace Louise Clark, W H Fletcher, William Harvey Fletcher Jr., Louise Maley Hogan, Carleen Hutchins and Maud Alice Sauter
 

Fletcher, William Harvey - Correspondence, 1931-1965

Box 24, Folder 7

Fletcher, William Harvey - Miscellaneous F6160-102 1941-

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: news clipping, an address, drawing of a violin outline, mailing label, obit and Fletcher-Maley genealogy. Topics: Carleen Hutchin' family.
 

Fletcher, William Harvey - Miscellaneous, 1941-

Box 54, Folder 1

Fox, Sidney - Violin Bridges: Mittenwald Violin I F7943-101.1 1984-1986

Language of Material: English
creator: Fox, Sidney

Scope and Contents note

Actual violin bridges with accompanying experiments results.
Box 54, Folder 2

Fox, Sidney - Violin Bridges: Mittenwald Violin II F7943-101.2 1984-1986

Language of Material: English
Box 54, Folder 3

Fox, Sidney - Violin Bridges: Bailly Violin F7943-102 1985

Language of Material: English
Box 54, Folder 4

Fox, Sidney - D.J. Bridge Dimensions F7943-103 1985

Language of Material: English
Box 54, Folder 5

Fox, Sidney - Johnson Violin F7943-104 1985-1986

Language of Material: English
Box 54, Folder 6

Fox, Sidney - Hutchins Mezzo Violin F7943-105 1985

Language of Material: English
Box 54, Folder 7

Fox, Sidney - Other Violins F7943-106 1985-1988

Language of Material: English
Box 54, Folder 8

Fox, Sidney - Hutchins Violas F7943-107 1985-1987

Language of Material: English
Box 54, Folder 9

Fox, Sidney - Other Violas F7943-108 1985-1990

Language of Material: English
Box 24, Folder 8

Frymoyer, Edward M. - Technical Paper F9480-101 1967

Language of Material: English
creator: Frymoyer, Edward M.

Biographical/Historical note

Frymoyer, a student working under Eugen Skudzryk at the Pennsylvania State University, department of physics when CMH first lectured there in the early 1960s. He became quite interested in the problems of vibration in violin bodies and kept in touch for many years. His thesis on "VIBRATION AND WAVE PROPAGATION IN CYLINDRICAL SHELLS" is included here.

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Vibration and wave propagation in cylindrical shells, 1967 - Tech. Memo. - Pennsylvania State University, Ordinance Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research. Topics: Vibrations | Wave propagation | Cylindrical shells
 

Frymoyer, Edward M. - Technical Paper, 1967

Box 24, Folder 9

Fryxell, Robert Edward - Correspondence F9488-101 1987-1989

Language of Material: English
creator: Fryxell, Robert Edward

Biographical/Historical note

A chemist, primarily involved in high temperature research for General Electric, first in Pittsfield, Mass. and then in Cincinnati, Ohio. Many of his developments were a basic part of the nuclear submarine and aircraft. Bob was an expert cellist whose first love was chamber music, and while living in Pittsfield, was cellist in many quartet and other chamber music sessions in Stockbridge at the home of Helen Rice. It was here that Fryxell met up with Saunders and those of us who were researching the acoustics of violins and violas and developing the instruments of the Violin Octet. He became a part of the original Saunders' research group (Hutchins, Fryxell, Saunders and Schelleng, some of whose early correspondance interchanges are in a large notebook in the CAS file) which eventually became the Catgut Acoustical Society (a name suggested jokingly by Schelleng). After the CAS was officially formed in 1963 and Hutchins had started a small Newsletter to keep in touch with the 25 or so members, Fryxell offered to be the Editor, a position which he fulfilled with great interest and expertise until his sudden death in 1988. He was a great reader and collected a fine library on all subjects relating to violins and violin making. He also did research on wood, especially the effects of moisture (see papers in the CASJ). Fryxell and his family often visited with the Hutchins in Montclair and New Hampshire where we discussed violin acoustics far into the night. Bob was wonderful friend and staunch supporter of the CAS.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: Robert Fryxell Memorial fund correspondence between Carleen Hutchins, Marjorie K. Fryxell, and various donors to the fund.
 

Fryxell, Robert Edward - Correspondence, 1987-1989

Box 24, Folder 10

Fryxell, Robert Edward - Correspondence F9488-102 1959-1969

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: mainly involving Fryxell and Carleen Hutchins. Other correspondents include: Virginia Apgar, A.H. Benade, Yehudi Menuhin, & J.C. Schelleng. Also, articles and data on items for the Newsletter
 

Fryxell, Robert Edward - Correspondence, 1959-1969

Box 24, Folder 11

Fryxell, Robert Edward - Correspondence F9488-103 1970-1986

Language of Material: English
 

Fryxell, Robert Edward - Correspondence, 1970-1986

Box 25, Folder 1

Fryxell, Robert Edward - Miscellaneous F9488-104 1963-1991

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: Family correspondence from Marjorie and Eric Fryxell; birth announcements; Xmas cards
Box 25, Folder 2

Fryxell, Robert Edward - Miscellaneous F9488-105 1983-1986

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: Obit. & biog. material; musical memoirs of REF; description of Elastomat equipment [2.84 MB, PDF] & sample output (graphs); news clippings on Janos Starker & Regina Fryxell (mother); notes on violin construction; bibliography on violin making, etc.; notice of CAS meeting
 

Fryxell, Robert Edward - Miscellaneous, 1983-1986

Box 25, Folder 3

Fryxell, Robert Edward - Technical Papers F9488-106 1949-1982

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical Papers: 12 in chemistry - 3 on instruments: weather effects, bow hair, & varnish.
Box 25, Folder 4

Fulton, William M. - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins F9747-101 1968-1993

Language of Material: English
creator: Fulton, William M.
 

Fulton, William M. - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins, 1968-1993

Box 25, Folder 5

Fulton, William M. - Technical Papers F9747-102 1968-1990

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Published papers on violin varnish; bent violin top
Box 25, Folder 6

Ghelmeziu, Nicolae - Correspondence G4125-101 1974

Language of Material: English
creator: Ghelmeziu, Nicolae

Biographical/Historical note

Foremost researcher in wood technology in Romania. Specifically, Director in the Institute for Research and Technological Design for the Wood Industry in Bucharest. See Benchmark vol 5, CASNL #17 or B4270 - Beldie, Ion Paul, for paper `On the characteristics of resonance spruce wood'.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins; Miscellaneous: Brief biography.
 

Ghelmeziu, Nicolae - Correspondence, 1974

Box 25, Folder 7

Goodkind, Herbert - Miscellaneous G6525-101 1976-1978

Language of Material: English
creator: Goodkind, Herbert K.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins on joining the Violin Society of America and Catgut; materials on his research on Antonio Stradivari
 

Goodkind, Herbert - Miscellaneous, 1976-1978

Box 25, Folder 8

Graham, Thomas S. - Dissertation G7420-101 1969

Language of Material: English
creator: Graham, Thomas S.

Biographical/Historical note

A graduate student working under Eugen Skudzryk at the Pennsylvania State University department of Physics. His thesis (included here) on "Long Wavelength Acoustic Holography" (1969) shows that this method can be used as a means of studying sound radiation from vibrating objects. This method was based on long wavelengths, but it was not until a further development by Earl Williams, another of Skudzryk's students, using short wavelengths that it could be applied to the surface of a violin.

Scope and Contents note

Long Wavelength Acoustic Holography, 1969, PhD Thesis in Engineering Acoustics (Pennsylvania State University). Topics: Acoustic Holography
 

Graham, Thomas S. - Dissertation, 1969

Box 25, Folder 9

Groupe d'Acoustique Musicale - Bulletins G8825-101.1 1963-1965

Language of Material: French
creator: Groupe d' Acoustique Musicale.

Biographical/Historical note

A group organized by Emile Leipp for the study of and publication of papers in musical acoustics. The file contains 45 issues from the first in 1963 to issue #99 in 1978.
Box 25, Folder 10

Groupe d'Acoustique Musicale - Bulletins G8825-101.2 1966

Language of Material: French
Box 26, Folder 1

Groupe d'Acoustique Musicale - Bulletins G8825-101.3 1967

Language of Material: French
 

Groupe d'Acoustique Musicale - Bulletins, 1967

Box 26, Folder 2

Groupe d'Acoustique Musicale - Bulletins G8825-102.1 1968-1969

Language of Material: French
 

Groupe d'Acoustique Musicale - Bulletins, 1968-1969

Box 26, Folder 3

Groupe d'Acoustique Musicale - Bulletins G8825-102.2 1969-1970

Language of Material: French
 

Groupe d'Acoustique Musicale - Bulletins, 1969-1970

Box 26, Folder 4

Groupe d'Acoustique Musicale - Bulletins G8825-102.3 1971-1978

Language of Material: French
 

Groupe d'Acoustique Musicale - Bulletins, 1971-1978

Box 27, Folder 1

Hacklinger, Max - Correspondence H1225-101 1977-1994

Language of Material: English
creator: Hacklinger, Max
Box 27, Folder 2

Hacklinger, Max - Technical Papers H1225-102 1978-1993

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Papers (2): Violin Timbre and Bridge Frequency Response; Violin Adjustment - Strings and Bridges; Article (1): Roger Hargrave Enthuses about Max Hacklinger's Deft Thickness Measuring Gauge.
Box 27, Folder 3

Hall, Harry Hepburn - Miscellaneous H1760-101 1966-1981

Language of Material: English
creator: Hall, Harry Hepburn, 1903-1985

Biographical/Historical note

A Professor of physics and Head of the Department at the University of New Hampshire retiring in 1969, but continued his own research on underwater signals. Earlier he had been a development engineer with Western Electric and taught at the American University in Beirut where he grew up. He was one of F.A. Saunders graduate students at Harvard (Leo Beranek was the other one) in the early 1930s and designed much of Saunders violin testing equipment such as the heterodyne analyzer and the automatic bow, and published his work in JASA, J. Society of Motion Picture Engineers and Proc. Inst.Radio Engineers. As a result of these references CMH found Hall in his retirement in Durham, N.H. where he was still working on underwater signals, but also had time to help with violin research and rework Saunders automatic bow into its original condition. He was a member of the CAS for many years.

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: Biographical info and obits. Correspondence: with CMH.
Box 27, Folder 4

Hall, Harry Hepburn - Technical Papers H1760-102 1933-1971

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: 5 papers Topics: Sound wave analysis
Box 27, Folder 5

Hancock, Maurice - Correspondence H2352-101 1988-1999

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 6

Hancock, Maurice - Correspondence H2352-102 1963-1988

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 7

Hancock, Maurice - Technical Papers H2352-103 1957-1991

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

5 Papers: The Aiming Problem in Aerial Gunnery; The Mechanical Impedances of Violin Strings; The Dynamic Musical Strings (in three parts: 1982, 1989, and 1991).
Box 27, Folder 8

Hansson, Hans Olof - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins H2510-101 1968-1974

Language of Material: English
creator: Hansson, Hans Olof

Biographical/Historical note

A engineer with Siemens Cable Works who lived in Sollentuna, Sweden. In his spare time he developed the five string viola-type instrument known as the Violino Grande, with five strings C-G-D-A-E. At one time he lectured widely on this instrument and became much interested in our work with the Violin Octet. See paper in CASNL. Bronislaw Eischenholtz, an expert violinist, demonstrated the Violino Grande for Hansson.
Box 27, Folder 9

Hansson, Hans Olof - Miscellaneous H2510-102 1966-1972

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: transcription of interview with Hansson taped by Marjorie Bram; recipe for a priming coat for violins. Topics: Violin varnish primer
Box 27, Folder 10

Hansson, Hans Olof - Technical Papers H2510-103 1969-1970

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

3 Technical papers: on construction principles for the Violine Grande, a 5-string instrument and on an aluminum substitute for copper as an electrical conductor (Sinipal) Topics: Violino grande | 5-stringed instrument | Construction principles | `Sinipal' Electrical conduct.

Separated Materials note

Removed legal size documents (Constructional Principles for Bow Construction Applied to Violino Grande) to box 60.
Box 27, Folder 11

Hardin, Burton E. - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins H2620-101 1968

Language of Material: English
Box 27, Folder 12

Hardin, Burton E. - Dissertation H2620-102 1968

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Thesis, Dr of Music Ed - University of Oklahoma, 1968 - A Comparison of two methods of arriving at the most suitable thicknesses of violin plates. Topics: Violin plate tuning.

Biographical/Historical note

Included here is a graduate thesis at the University of Oklahoma for a Doctor of Music degree entitled "A Comparison of Two Methods of Arriving at the Most Suitable Thicknesses of Violin Plates," the direct measurement method and the electronic tuning method (P79-). No definite conclusions are arrived at based on player-listener tests of four violins tuned by each method and made by the author. Much of the violin literature is reviewed and suggestions for further experimentation given.
Box 28, Folder 1

Hertzberg, Hans Theodore Edward - Biography and Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins H5765-101 1963-1986

Language of Material: English
creator: Hertzberg , Hans Theodore Edward, 1905-

Biographical/Historical note

A graduate of Rice Institute with an MA from Harvard (1942) as well as a graduate of the U.S. Air Corps Flying School whose professional career was as Chief of the Anthropological Branch of the Aerospace Medical Division of Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. As a violinist and as a hobby he had learned to repair violins and became interested in the work of the CAS through Hutchins' 1962 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN article "The Physics of Violins," and started his own violin testing set up in 1963. As a result of this he conceived the idea of establishing a violin repair and research group at Antioch College. See correspondence here and the formal proposal in the Antioch College file (not funded).
 

Hertzberg, Hans Theodore Edward - Biography and Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins, 1963-1986

Box 28, Folder 2

Houtsma, Adrian - Correspondence H8445-101 1982-1996

Language of Material: English
creator: Houtsma, Adrian M.
 

Houtsma, Adrian - Correspondence, 1982-1996

Box 28, Folder 3

Houtsma, Adrian - Technical Papers H8445-102 1982-1991

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

4 Papers: Pitch Motion with Random Chord Sequences; A Quasi-stationary Model of Air Flow in the Reed Channel of Single-reed Woodwind Instruments; Non-Linear Behaviour of Single Reed Woodwind Musical Instruments; A Comparison between Expensive and Inexpensive Violin Strings.
 

Houtsma, Adrian - Technical Papers, 1982-1991

Box 28, Folder 4

Jansson, Erik V. - Correspondence J3510-101 1986-1999

Language of Material: English
creator: Jansson, Erik V.
 

Jansson, Erik V. - Correspondence, 1986-1999

Box 28, Folder 5

Jansson, Erik V. - Correspondence J3510-102 1973-1985

Language of Material: English
 

Jansson, Erik V. - Correspondence, 1973-1985

Box 28, Folder 6

Jansson, Erik V. - Correspondence J3510-103 1969-1974

Language of Material: English

Separated Materials note

Separated reel to reel 5" tape to box 58. Title of tape: Ossiah Demonstration Band.
 

Jansson, Erik V. - Correspondence, 1969-1974

Box 28, Folder 7

Jansson, Erik V. - Biographical Essay, My Year with Art Benade in Retrospect J3510-104 1988

Language of Material: English
 

Jansson, Erik V. - Biographical Essay, My Year with Art Benade in Retrospect, 1988

Box 29, Folder 1

Jansson, Erik V. - Technical Papers J3510-105 1966-1972

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

List of published papers, lecture notes, and technical reports. Topics: acoustics for violin and guitar makers
Box 29, Folder 2

Jansson, Erik V. - Technical Papers J3510-106 1973-1986

Language of Material: Multiple languages
Box 29, Folder 3

Jansson, Erik V. - Technical Papers J3510-107 1987-1994

Language of Material: Multiple languages
Box 29, Folder 4

Jansson, Erik V. - Technical Papers J3510-108 1995-1999

Language of Material: English
Box 30, Folder 1

Kent, Earle - Correspondence mk043tb1907 1965-1992

Language of Material: English
creator: Kent, Earle L. (Earle Lewis), 1910-

Biographical/Historical note

Acoustician , Fellow of the ASA, and Director of Research for the C.G. Conn Instrument Company in Elkhart, Indiana who pioneered many developments in the Conn line of musical instruments, particularly winds and pianos. Kent was editor of the Benchmark series Vol.9, "Musical Acoustics, Piano and Wind Instruments." He became much interested in the new violin family (Violin Octet) and proposed a collaboration (1965) between the CAS and Conn for Conn to make the new instruments with CMH as consultant. This did not work out for a variety of reasons, mostly related to the take-over and fragmentation of Conn. Earle was most helpful to CMH, broadening the scope of her activities in acoustics and sponsoring her for membership in the ASA. A most cordial and productive relationship was maintained over the more than 30 years.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: between CMH, Elizabeth McGilvray & EK and wife, Nina - 1965,1992. Response of EK to an inquiry received at C G Conn, Ltd from L A Dean. A note to M J Talley regarding big viola from CMH.
 

Kent, Earle - Correspondence, 1965-1992

Box 30, Folder 2

Kent, Earle - Miscellaneous gc711tz9293 1969-1992

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Photo clip from newsp May 1988; article from newsp Das Musikinstrument; Program for Elkhart Symph Orch, 4/12/70; book review, Benchmark Papers in Acoustics `Musical Acoustics, Piano and Wind Instruments', ed by Earle Kent (Mary Harbold); UAL ship invoice; Photo negs; Pamphlet by EK.
 

Kent, Earle - Miscellaneous, 1969-1992

Box 30, Folder 3

Kent, Earle - Technical Papers xq469gt0194 1956-1957

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: List of technical clinic topics; 3 papers: The Language of Musical Acoustics (with Jody C.Hall), The Inside Story of Brass Instruments, Electronics and Music (submitted to Instructor Magazine). Topics: Acoustic terminology | Brass instruments | Electronics | Pianos.
 

Kent, Earle - Technical Papers, 1956-1957

Box 30, Folder 4

Kerlin, Roger - Correspondence and Dissertation hx145qy7136 1966

Language of Material: English
creator: Kerlin, Roger

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: with CMH 1966; Technical: MS Thesis Pennsylvania State University - "Internal Friction Studies of Bell Metal and Wood". Topics: Friction studies | Bell metal | Wood

Biographical/Historical note

A student of Eugen Skudzryk at the Pennsylvania State Univ. whose MA thesis on "Internal Friction Studies of Bell Metal and Wood" 1966 (included here) was of much interest to JCS and CMH. Roger subsequently received his PhD at Penn. State where he continues his career in acoustics.
 

Kerlin, Roger - Correspondence and Dissertation, 1966

Box 30, Folder 5

Kimball, Dean - Correspondence rg542fv4073 1968-1992

Language of Material: English
creator: Kimball, Dean

Biographical/Historical note

Engineer and for some years head of the Department of Engineering at Antioch College, Kimball was part of the original group interested in the proposal to establish a violin repair and research center there. His interest in this work continued, and in 1969 Kimball spent several months of his sabbatical working with CMH in both Montclair and New Hampshire. He became especially interested in making the dulcimer and improving its sound. His book "Constructing the Mountain Dulcimer" is included here. He has continued his membership and interest in the work of the CAS over the years.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: with CMH
Box 30, Folder 6

Kimball, Dean - Book vp954sr2387 1975

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Book: Constructing the Mountain Dulcimer, Crying Creek Publishers, 1975.
 

Kimball, Dean - Book, 1975

Box 30, Folder 7

Kimball, Maxwell - Correspondence wy385mk2999 1956-1966

Language of Material: English
creator: Kimball, Maxwell

Biographical/Historical note

An architect, sculptor and musician who had stayed an architect during the 1929 depression by making a violin and two violas from information in books and the help of a local violin maker, (as well as working with his wife to raise chickens and a big garden). He was also a naturalist, amateur astronomer, and avid bird watcher who made his own telescopes. Kimball and CMH met when they were both exhibitors at a hobby show in Glen Ridge (the next town to Montclair) where he lived. This started a long association of mutual interests from quartet playing to bird watching and violin making. Kimball became particularly interested in making violin bows and exploring methods of measuring their physical properties, including the dimensional changes along the stick, bending characteristics, centers of percussion and gravity which he measured with great precision on many bows of different qualities. Some of his technical writings and measurements are included here as well as in the Newsletter of the CAS. He worked with Louis Condax at one point and made a drawing of the cello podium which Condax had developed for Howard Hanson at the Eastman School of Music. The famous cellist, Maurice Eisenberg used this podium in several concerts with the New Jersey Symphony and was delighted with it. See photo of Kimball and Eisenberg, also a copy of the drawing which was published in the CASNL. Efforts to explain the acoustical effectiveness of this podium have not as yet met with success. But it works! Kimball's greatest contribution to the CAS was in helping CMH to develop the design of the new instruments of the Violin Octet, once the basic acoustics had been worked out. He also designed and supervised the building of the large garage-workshop at 112 Essex where over 100 of the Octet instruments have been built.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: with CMH
 

Kimball, Maxwell - Correspondence, 1956-1966

Box 30, Folder 8

Kimball, Maxwell - Miscellaneous fs256sy2676 1957-1971

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: Newsp articles, permission, Summit Symphony concert programs, Xmas card, bill of sale on bow, bow & instrument measurements, photos.
Box 30, Folder 9

Kimball, Maxwell - Technical Papers zt120nj2115

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: paper - `On Making a Violin Bow'; data: bow design curves; write-up and diagram of Condax-Kimball Cello Podium. Topics: Bow making | Cello podium | Violin Octet design.
 

Kimball, Maxwell - Technical Papers

Box 30, Folder 10

Kingman, Russell - Correspondence and Miscellaneous zp401kh1509 1956-1959

Language of Material: English
creator: Kingman, Russell B.

Biographical/Historical note

An industrialist, inventor, and former cellist with the American String Quartet who owned and played the Stradivarius cello that had belonged to Emanuel Feuermann. He became interested in the violin work of CMH and from time to time would call her to come to his home in Orange (the next town) to do some minor adjusting and repairs to the cello, when he did not want to take the time to take it over to Wurlitzers'. He was a friend of Pablo Casals and served as chairman of the finance committee of the Casals Music Festival in Prades. He founded the New Jersey Symphony and was its Honorary President; also President of the U.S. and International Lawn Tennis Associations, and an excellent photographer, who travelled widely. After getting out of the hospital from a heart attack in 1956, the first thing that Kingman did was to come to 112 Essex and take pictures of CMH at work on violins in her kitchen where she worked at the time so she could keep track of her two children.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: with CMH; Miscellaneous: NY Times obits, programs from Kingman's photographic exhibits and NJ Symphony Orch concert program of 11/56 Topics: Strad. cello (Feuermann).
 

Kingman, Russell - Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1956-1959

Box 30, Folder 11

Kroll, William - Correspondence yy918cw0163 1959-1978

Language of Material: English
creator: Kroll, William , 1901-1980

Biographical/Historical note

Well known violinist and a leading figure in American chamber music was leader of the Coolidge String Quartet and in 1945 founded his own Kroll Quartet. CMH got to know him through her friend, Helen Rice (one of the early instigators of the Amateur Chamber Music Players) and spent many evenings listening to him play quartets in her studio on W. 67th street. When CMH had made about a dozen instruments, she and her husband took them to Kroll for comment. He finally selected one and said "This one has it," and described the full tone and vibrations that could be felt through the shoulder, etc. So she went home and took it apart to try to find out what made it work so well, thus learning the beginning of plate tuning. Later CMH took a viola to Kroll for a student at a time when the quartet was rehearsing in his studio. David Mankovitz, the violist of the quartet tried it; Kroll tried it; and Mankovitz bought it on the spot! Mankovitz played it for over ten years in the quartet, beside Kroll's Ernst Stradivarius. Record jackets of the quartet said "Mankovitz owns an Amati viola, but uses a modern one here for its superior recording properties."

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence involving CMH, Pearl Kroll and William Kroll. Xmas cards. Miscellaneous: Flyers and concert programs for the Kroll Quartet. Article from Mannes College 1973, NY Times obit 1980.
Box 30, Folder 12

Kvam, Arnold Kunrad - Correspondence bj073bs5968 1976-1982

Language of Material: English
creator: Kvam, Arnold Kunrad , -1981

Biographical/Historical note

At the time Dr. Kvam became interested in the Violin Octet he was the Head of the Music Department of Douglass College in New Brunswick, N.J. Early in his career he had done some work in violin acoustics in Europe. He was very much interested in the Octet instruments, particularly the baritone and tenor since he was a trained cellist. He was one of the referees in the first composer contest for the octet instruments and put on a concert using several of the winning pieces. (See photos in file)

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence involving Kvam, CMH, Elizabeth McGilvray and Kirstin Kvam Swan. Miscellaneous: Flyer on European Music Festival in 1959 led by the Kvams with their biographies. Topic: Violin Octet
 

Kvam, Arnold Kunrad - Correspondence, 1976-1982

Box 30, Folder 13

LaBarre, Frederick E. - Dissertation ph650nm2149 1980

Language of Material: English
creator: LaBarre, Frederick E.

Biographical/Historical note

A maker principally of viol family instruments; studied with Peter Tourin and has published a book of working plans of various instruments. A dissertation on the making of the treble viol da gamba, with detailed drawings is included here.

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Manual - A dissertation on the construction of the Viol da Gamba [2.7 MB, PDF] (Lib. of Congress Cat. card #80-81385), 1980. Accompanying drawings [1.0 MB, PDF] Topics: Viol construction | Viol da Gamba
 

LaBarre, Frederick E. - Dissertation, 1980

Box 31, Folder 1

Lazarus, Hans - Correspondence wq178rp6884 1970-1985

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Lazarus, H. (Hans)

Biographical/Historical note

Hans Lazarus was a graduate student working with Lothar Cremer in Berlin in 1970 and presented a paper at the ASA in Atlantic City at which time he planned a visit to CMH in Montclair. Subsequently, Cremer arranged for CMH to lecture at the Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin on her way to the 1971 meeting of the ICA in Budapest. At that time Lazarus treated CMH to a memorable tour of Berlin. He did technical work on the bowed string and also in speech communication. He remained in the CAS until 1985, but is no longer believed to be active in acoustics.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: 1970 - 1985 with CMH & JCS; Technical: (1) draft of paper submitted to CASNL: "Theory of String Excitation by Bowing"
 

Lazarus, Hans - Correspondence, 1970-1985

Box 31, Folder 2

Lazarus, Hans - Dissertation bt729bp7519 1972

Language of Material: German

Scope and Contents note

Thesis 1972 from Tech Univ. in Berlin in German. (3) A joint paper on the bowed string may be found in the Cremer file - C9160. Miscellaneous: Travel receipts and tourist info from CMH's trip to Berlin. Topic: bowed strings
Box 31, Folder 3

Leipp, Emile - Technical Papers I mw102yh9891 1946-1978

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Emile Leipp

Biographical/Historical note

A skilled violin maker and teacher of music whose interests in applying scientific research to the violin led to his doctoral thesis at the Sorbonne in 1960, "Les Parametres sensible des instruments de musique a cordes frotte". For many years he was Directeur de Laboratoire d'Acoustique, Universite de Paris VI, Institut de Mechanique, Theorique et Appliquee. He organized the "Groupe d'Acoustique Musicale" (GAM) which met regularly for some years and published bulletins on the problems of musical acoustics. Many of the GAM bulletins are in the CAS file. A selected list of Leipp's papers is in Benchmark Vol. 5 along with his paper, written jointly with Abraham Moles "l'Employ du sosograph dans le determination de la qualite des instruments a cordes". Leipp made various studies ranging from the physical measurements of strings to attempts to correlate the value of a violin and its physical parameters. His book "Le Violin, historique esthetique, facture et acoustique" Herman & Cie, Paris 1965 (English translation, University of Toronto Press, 1969), was widely accepted. Leipp had two original Savart trapezoidal violins in his laboratory and had studied them extensively. The original evaluation that they had very good tone was certainly not based on modern standards for violin quality. See "The Violon de Savart" par E. Leipp, Musique et Radio, Paris 1959.

Scope and Contents note

Technical papers and booklets; translation by H. Burritt Miller of one paper; comments on some papers by J.C. Schelleng. See GAM G8825 for other technical papers. Topics: Musical acoustics | clarinet | violin
 

Leipp, Emile - Technical Papers I, 1946-1978

Box 31, Folder 4

Leipp, Emile - Technical Papers II mz577ny1532 1956-1970

Language of Material: French
Box 31, Folder 5

Leipp, Emile - Correspondence pq886kb9033 1960-1986

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: to & from Leipp from FAS, REF, CMH.
 

Leipp, Emile - Correspondence, 1960-1986

Box 31, Folder 6

Leipp, Emile - Miscellaneous nk446qm4821 1959-1965

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Biographical material; book flyer, publication list [874 KB, PDF]; technical papers (3) including an English translation. Topics: Sonograph | string excitation | string vibration
 

Leipp, Emile - Miscellaneous, 1959-1965

Box 31, Folder 7

Lottermoser, Werner - Correspondence mb516wy0221 1963-1988

Language of Material: English
creator: Lottermoser, Werner, 1909-

Biographical/Historical note

A native of Dresden, with a doctorate from the University of Berlin under Professor Biehle, Lottermoser joined the Physikalische-Technische Reichsanstalt (now Bundesanstalt) (PTB) working in the laboratory of Professor Grutzmacher on various problems of musical acoustics. He is a fine organist and investigated the acoustical characteristics of baroque organs, and has been involved in the design of and musical performance of new ones. A demonstration he gave CMH on one with his sister singing church music was very beautiful and moving. Many of his 100 technical papers are on the organ, but he also developed various types of test equipment for studying the acoustics of violins and made response curves of all quality instruments. Lottermoser and CMH worked together on several test violins in an effort to correlate test methods and results (see CASNL). He also made a study of tree ring analysis of violin tops as a method of authenticating instruments. Lottermoser retired from the PTB in 1972 leaving his long-time associate Jurgen Meyer to continue his work.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: to & from Lottermoser involving R.E. Fryxell, M. Grutzmacher, C.M. Hutchins, and J.C. Schelleng.
 

Lottermoser, Werner - Correspondence, 1963-1988

Box 31, Folder 8

Lottermoser, Werner - Miscellaneous I nr556xk4461 1967-1979

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: biographical materials, short essay by J.C. Schelleng on the work of Lottermoser and Jurgen Meyer; personal cards; copies of news clips.
 

Lottermoser, Werner - Miscellaneous I, 1967-1979

Box 31, Folder 9

Lottermoser, Werner - Miscellaneous II cx502km2433 1967-1970

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous technical items: charts, graphs, response curves, etc.
 

Lottermoser, Werner - Miscellaneous II, 1967-1970

Box 32, Folder 1

Lottermoser, Werner - Technical Papers L8840-104 1950-1978

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Technical Papers: (26 from 1950-1978), 7 of the papers co-authored by Jurgen Meyer and 1 by W. Linhardt. Several papers have marginal translations and comments by J.C. Schelleng. A partial translation of one paper. Also bibliography of 84 items (1935-1973) of which 18 are included.
 

Lottermoser, Werner - Technical Papers, 1950-1978

Box 32, Folder 2

Lyman, Frederick C. Jr. - Correspondence L9860-101 1970-1990

Language of Material: English
creator: Lyman, Frederick C. Jr.

Biographical/Historical note

A self-taught amateur maker, principally of guitars and basses, especially interested in locating fine wood and using different types in his instruments.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence: with CMH. Includes correspondence between Lyman and Tom and Elva Tepper and some wood samples from them. Topic: Wood.
 

Lyman, Frederick C. Jr. - Correspondence, 1970-1990

Box 32, Folder 3

Lyman, Frederick C. Jr. - Technical Paper L9860-102 1970

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: The Acoustic or Carved Guitar. Topic: Guitar | basses.
 

Lyman, Frederick C. Jr. - Technical Paper, 1970

Box 32, Folder 4

Meinel, Hermann - Correspondence M5140-101 1935-1978

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Meinel, Hermann, 1904-1977

Biographical/Historical note

One of the foremost acousticians in violin research who came from a family traditionally centered in music and musical instruments in Germany near Markneukirchen and Klingenthal. Early trained as a Master Violin Maker he soon recognized the narrow limits of constructing violins on an empirical basis and entered the University of Leipzig eventually obtaining his doctorate under H. Backhaus in Greifswald. Meinel's interests and abilities placed him in an excellent position to relate the fast expanding knowledge of acoustics of the early 1930s to the study of the violin. In 1934 his essay on violin acoustics won an award from the Prussian Academy of Sciences. His research and writings on the violin continued until his death in 1977. Several of Meinel's papers are reproduced in the Benchmark volumes 5 and 6, which indicate the scope of his work on stringed instruments. He emphasized the great importance of wood thickness compared with other factors in violin making with respect to modes of vibration, volume, and timbre of sounds produced. He studied the properties of outstanding violins, methods of evaluating tone quality and performance, the effects of varnish, arching of plates, and properties of the wood used, radiation patterns of violins, as well as the vibrational modes of the complete violin. His paper "Regarding the sound quality of violins and a scientific basis for violin construction" (in English) JASA 29(7) 817-822(1957) gives a good idea of the overall scope of his work.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence involving Meinel, Verlag Hirzel, Verlag Springer, Backhaus, CMH, Dowden Hutchinson & Ross and (Frau) Elisabeth Meinel.
 

Meinel, Hermann - Correspondence, 1935-1978

Box 32, Folder 5

Meinel, Hermann - Miscellaneous M5140-102 1934-1977

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: (10) Biographical material (CMH work on Benchmark; "Acoustica" article; "Lebenslauf" translation by Schelling); abstract of paper given at Budapest ICA; paper (& trans.) by Baumgartner; description of translator R.K. Walter; 1936 German newspaper describing Academy Prize; 1960 Markneukirchen Festival Program; Synthetic fiber from automatic bowing machine.

Separated Materials note

Removed newspaper (Deutscher Reichsanzeiger, 1936) to box 60.
 

Meinel, Hermann - Miscellaneous, 1934-1977

Box 32, Folder 6

Meinel, Hermann - Technical Papers M5140-103 1936-1978

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Technical: (17) Meinel's bibliography plus 16 papers. The file contains a bibliography of Meinel's work and some English translations. Topics: Response curves | wood thicknesses | varnish | tuning | violin design
 

Meinel, Hermann - Technical Papers, 1936-1978

Box 32, Folder 7

Meyer, Erwin - Technical Papers M6120-101 1931-1938

Language of Material: German
creator: Meyer, Erwin, b. 1899

Biographical/Historical note

Well known Professor of physics and researcher in acoustics, Meyer was the first to apply the electronic technology of the late 1920s and early 30s to the analysis of the tones of musical instruments, which included the violin, viola and cello. This work is published in "Die Klangspectrum der Musikinstrumente", Mitteilung aus dem Heinrich Hertz Inst. Fur Schwingungsforschung, Berlin. Walter de Gruyter U, CO. (see file)

Scope and Contents note

Technical Papers: 2 in German - English abstract - on musical instrument spectra. Topics: Spectra
Box 33, Folder 1

Meyer, Jürgen - Correspondence M6130-101 1969-1979

Language of Material: English

Biographical/Historical note

Jurgen Meyer collaborated with Werner Lottermoser and continued the work after Lottermoser's retirement from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). The space serving as their anechoic chamber had been used during the war by the Luftwaffe. Subsequently assigned by the Allies for musical acoustics research, it posed some hardships requiring frequent `raking' of the floor to enhance the sound absorption properties. Meyer, a good violinist, was involved in the testing of a German violin carried out by CMH and Lottermoser. This resulted in an interesting example of regional or cultural preferences in instruments, with Meyer preferring the German violin to that of CMH, whereas Sterling Gorill, a US violinist, strongly disliked the German one. The file shows an active correspondence between JM and CMH, with his sending many reprints from his very prolific publishing. His main area of research has dealt with the directional characteristics of instruments and their effects in the symphony orchestra. He had hoped to host the ISMA '95 meeting in Braunschweig to coincide with his retirement, but the commitment had been made prior to hold the meeting in Paris.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between J Meyer, CMH and Michael McIntyre.
Box 33, Folder 2

Meyer, Jürgen - Miscellaneous M6130-102 1977-1986

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: Biographical info; ads for his books; tourist book
Box 33, Folder 3

Meyer, Jürgen - Technical Papers I M6130-103.1 1958-1978

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Papers on the acoustics of woodwind instruments, the pipe organ, violin, etc. List of published works.
 

Meyer, Jürgen - Technical Papers I, 1958-1978

Box 33, Folder 4

Meyer, Jürgen - Technical Papers II M6130-103.2 1978-1993

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Acoustics in the concert hall; auditive communication
 

Meyer, Jürgen - Technical Papers II, 1978-1993

Box 33, Folder 5

Meyer, Jürgen - Book: Acoustics and the Performance of Music M6130-104 1978

Language of Material: English
Box 33, Folder 6

Minnaert, Marcel Gilles Jozef and Vlam, Christiaan Cornelis - Correspondence M6652-101 1972-1974

Language of Material: English
creator: Minnaert, M. G. J. (Marcel Gilles Jozef), 1893-1970
creator: Vlam, Christiaan Cornelis

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of CMH with J. van Handel and C.C. Vlam to gather informatiion on M. G. J. Minnaert.
 

Minnaert, Marcel Gilles Jozef and Vlam, Christiaan Cornelis - Correspondence, 1972-1974

Box 33, Folder 7

Minnaert, Marcel Gilles Jozef and Vlam, Christiaan Cornelis - Biographical Information and Technical Paper M6652-102 1937

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Paper on the vibrations of the violin bridge
 

Minnaert, Marcel Gilles Jozef and Vlam, Christiaan Cornelis - Biographical Information and Technical Paper, 1937

Box 33, Folder 8

Moles, Abraham - Biographical Information and Technical Papers M7193-101 1959-1965

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Moles, Abraham A.

Biographical/Historical note

Director of The Institute of Social Psychology of Strasbourg. Concerned with study of mass media materials. Scientific advisor to The French State Radio & Television Network.

Scope and Contents note

Biographical material; Technical (2): one from Cahiers D'acoustique "Use of Sonograph in the Determination of the Quality of String Instruments", (1959) in French and a translation; one on Animal language & Information Theory, 1965 Topics: Animal language | Information theory | String inst. quality | Sonograph study
 

Moles, Abraham - Biographical Information and Technical Papers, 1959-1965

Box 34, Folder 1

New Hampshire University. Violin Institute - Correspondence N5305-101 1972-1990

Language of Material: English
 

New Hampshire University. Violin Institute - Correspondence , 1972-1990

Box 34, Folder 2

New Hampshire University. Violin Institute - Miscellaneous I N5305-102 1972-1992

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Course announcements, news clippings, brochures, campus information.
Box 34, Folder 3

New Hampshire University. Violin Institute - Miscellaneous II N5305-103 1978-1980

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Summer Workshops 1978 - 1980: Notes, some financial records, possible essay questions and course outline, lists of registered students, correspondence with students, completed registration forms and course announcements for seminars in violin acoustics given by CMH at the Violin Institute.
Box 34, Folder 4

Pasqualini, Gioacchino - Correspondence P2840-101 1955-1973

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Pasqualini, Gioacchino, 1902-

Biographical/Historical note

A concert violinist also trained in mathematics and acoustics (receiving his diploma from the University of Rome in 1938) Pasqualini maintained a lifelong interest in the art and science of violin making as well as the study of ancient instruments. As sponsor and contributor to many national and international conferences in violin acoustics, Pasqualini did much to engender the revival of violin making in Italy, and was a prime influence in the reestablishment of the Cremona Violin Making School. His research in electroacoustics applied to the study of violin acoustics and his extensive correspondence on the subject brought Pasqualini a worldwide reputation. He corresponded with F.A. Saunders and C.M. Hutchins. He was especially interested in standardizing the size of the viola at 16 1/2 inches. In 1962 he presented his extensive collection of stringed instruments to the Saint Cecilia Academy of Rome in memory of his son who died tragically. Pasqualini is best known today in violin acoustics for his joint paper with Italo Barducci, "Misura dell'attrito interno at delle constanti elastiche del legno" Il Nuovo Cimento , 5(5), 16-466 (1948) reproduced in Benchmark Vol. 5 with English translation.

Scope and Contents note

Letters involving REF, CMH, Pasqualini, and FAS.
 

Pasqualini, Gioacchino - Correspondence, 1955-1973

Box 34, Folder 5

Pasqualini, Gioacchino - Miscellaneous I P2840-102 1951-1969

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Biographical material, bibliographic publications, `homages' to G.P.
 

Pasqualini, Gioacchino - Miscellaneous I, 1951-1969

Box 34, Folder 6

Pasqualini, Gioacchino - Miscellaneous II P2840-103.1

Language of Material: Italian

Scope and Contents note

A.N.L.A.I (Nat'l Assoc Italian Luthiery) statutes & notices; bibliographies on ultrasound; programs from 2nd & 3rd nat'l competitions for contemporary makers; competition announcements; newspaper accounts.
Box 34, Folder 7

Pasqualini, Gioacchino - Miscellaneous III P2840-103.2 1954-1955

Language of Material: Italian

Scope and Contents note

Satnta Cecila Journal; Publications (2) of the Istituto Nazionale di Ultracustica O.M. Corbino
Box 35, Folder 1

Pasqualini, Gioacchino - Technical Papers P2840-104 1948-1961

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Technical papers: (5) with some translations. Also a translation of an article by Pasqualini, but probably based on one by Chisto Petkov.
Box 35, Folder 2

Payne, Roger - Miscellaneous P3465-101 1967-1972

Language of Material: English
creator: Payne, Roger , 1935-

Scope and Contents note

Clippings and articles (2) on Payne's research on whales
 

Payne, Roger - Miscellaneous, 1967-1972

Box 35, Folder 3

Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata - Miscellaneous R1652-101 1970-1972

Language of Material: English
creator: Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata, Sir, 1888-1970

Biographical/Historical note

The early work of C V Raman, Nobel laureate in physics, 1930, included significant work in musical acoustics, primarily on the physics of the bowed string. His interests later shifted to optics. Detailed biographical data is to be found in file 101. Although contact with him began initially with F A Saunders, this correspondence file (102) begins in 1963 with J C Schelling's attempts to locate Raman's significant paper on the Mechanical Theory of Vibrations of Bowed Strings ... (included in 103). In 1968 CMH offered Raman an honorary membership in the CAS. His gracious acceptance will be found in the correspondence file (102). Locating his papers proved to be a fairly difficult task as the correspondence indicates; since those days, his collected works have been edited by B S Ramakrishna and published by the Indian Academy of Sciences. See the Technical Summary for the reference.

Scope and Contents note

Obits: NY Times, J of Optical Soc of America & A H Benade for CASNL #15 Biogs: Brochure from centenary tribute & drafts by CMH. Book Reviews: (1) `The Raman Effect. Vol 1 Principles' by Anthony Anderson from Physics Today, Dec 1972; (2) `Journey into Light: Life and Science of C V Raman' by G Venkataraman from Physics Today, Dec,1989. Quotation: from `Chandra', a biography of Raman's nephew by Kameshwar C Wali.
Box 35, Folder 4

Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata - Correspondence R1652-102 1963-1995

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence involving Raman, J C Schelling, CMH, Martin Benade, D Haines & others in India on subjects of search for and permission to reprint papers of Raman, and honorary membership in the CAS for Raman. Subsequent to his death in 1970 the correspondence between CMH, Edward Carterette, D K Pathak and B S Ramakrishna deals with the celebration of his birth centenary in Bangalore, and the publication of his collected works.
 

Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata - Correspondence, 1963-1995

Box 35, Folder 5

Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata - Technical Papers I R1652-103.1 1911-1920

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Table of contents for collected works of C V Raman; Copies of 6 papers; 2 bulletins from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. See Technical Summary for titles. Topics: Bowed string; mechanical bowing.
Box 35, Folder 6

Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata - Technical Papers II R1652-103.2 1920

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Paper (1) on experiments with mechanically played violins
Box 35, Folder 7

Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata - Technical Papers III R1652-104 1957-1988

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Papers by others stemming from Raman's work: 5 papers by Kar, Dutta, Ghosh, Bagchi extracted from Indian J of Physics. 1 paper by Caterette written for Raman' centenary. Topics: Bowed string, Raman & music perception
 

Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata - Technical Papers III, 1957-1988

Box 35, Folder 8

Reder, Otto - Correspondence R3140-101 1963-1978

Language of Material: English
creator: Reder, Otto, d.1978

Biographical/Historical note

An engineer, born in Madrid, living in Germany, Bremen-Lesum and then Baden-Baden. He had followed the writings of F.A.Saunders and was much interested in the construction and acoustics of violins. He was very good at getting people together and working with others; in the 1960s introduced CMH and Schelleng to Prof Werner Lottermoser of the PTB in Braunschweig who had been researching violins for many years; also to Dr. Jurgen Meyer who was at that time Lottermoser's assistant; made possible an exchange of free violin plates for tuning as well as a completed violin for comparative tests between Schelleng-CMH and Lottermoser-Meyer with many records of the effects of changes. Reder had violins made by meister Hans Klotz of Mittenwald and Dietrich Liebenwein of Baden-Baden with records on plate tones etc. and compiled free plate mode frequencies of many violins. He made possible a good visit with Fernando Solar, violin maker, in Madrid. Otto Reder was an enthusiastic member of the CAS, attended the first Mittenwald Symposium and wrote for the NEWSLETTER. Ill health prevented him from travelling to the USA.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence involving Virginia Apgar, CMH, W Lottermoser, Erna Reder, Otto Reder, F A Saunders and J C Schelleng.
 

Reder, Otto - Correspondence, 1963-1978

Box 35, Folder 9

Reder, Otto - Miscellaneous R3140-102 1959-1970

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Biog info; diagrams, brochures, charts. Technical: CASNL #13 `The Search for the Perfect Bow'. Topics: Bows | plate testing | violin acoustics.
Box 36, Folder 1

Reinicke, Friedrich Ludwig Walter - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins R3720-101 1973-1978

Language of Material: English
creator: Reinicke, Friedrich Ludwig Walter, b. 1939

Biographical/Historical note

A student of Professor Lothar Cremer at the Heinreich Hertz Institute in Berlin who, with Cremer made the first interferometric holograms of the completed vibrating violin. He subsequently did the first definitive analysis of the violin and cello bridges using hologram interferometry for his Doctoral thesis (included here). His article on this :"Transfer Characteristics of Stringed Instrument Bridges" in the CAS NL #19 is a summary report of the thesis and has been invaluable to many researchers (translated by Dr Edward Wall with Reinicke's approval). Since 1973 Reinicke has been a staff member in the acoustical consulting office of Muller BBN-GmbH, Munich.
 

Reinicke, Friedrich Ludwig Walter - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins, 1973-1978

Box 36, Folder 2

Reinicke, Friedrich Ludwig Walter - Biography and Technical Papers R3720-102 1970-1978

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Biography; Technical: (1) `Application of Holographic Interferometry to Vibrations of the Bodies of String Instruments', with L.Cremer, JASA 10/70; (2) Doctoral thesis, Berlin 1973 `Die Ubertragungseigenschaften des Streichinstrumentensteges'; (3) Extract in German of Thesis in CASNL 19 5/73; (4) Translation by E Wall; (5) `Transfer Characteristics of Stringed Instruments Bridges' from CAS NL 29 5/78. Topics: Holography | Bridges
 

Reinicke, Friedrich Ludwig Walter - Biography and Technical Papers, 1970-1978

Box 36, Folder 3

Richter, Elizabeth - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins R5350-101 1969-1987

Language of Material: English
creator: Richter, Elizabeth

Biographical/Historical note

A Juilliard graduate and professional string player (violin, viola, cello) who was very active in promoting chamber music groups, especially informal ones for her many students and fiddling associates, where she was wonderful at encouraging and developing a real feel for the glorious literature of chamber music. She owned and played a Steiner cello and violin inherited from her father. She was most helpful to CMH in comparing the tonal qualities of various instruments. Libby moved from nearby West Orange to Valdosta, Georgia in 1985.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence; Announcements & articles on Chamber Music Bashes held at Pleasantdale Farms in West Orange 1969-1973.
 

Richter, Elizabeth - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins, 1969-1987

Box 36, Folder 4

Risset, Jean-Claude - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins R5960-101 1968 - 1976

Language of Material: English
creator: Risset, Jean-Claude

Biographical/Historical note

A physicist with a D es Sc from the university of Paris, who is also a pianist and composer, Risset has done much definitive work in the analysis and synthesis of speech and musical tones and computer composition. He was first associated with the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique and then came to the Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill in the 1960s during which time he became interested in the research of the CAS and the Octet instruments. His paper with M.V. Mathews "Analysis of Musical-Instrument Tones", Physics Today Vol. 22 No. 2 gives the evolution in time of the onset of 13 harmonics for the first 0.2 sec of a trumpet tone. Risset tried to do this for a violin tone, but found the violin tones too variable. In 1972 Risset wrote that he had a position at University d'Aix in Marseille where he was developing a research center in musical acoustics and computer music. He was also at IRCAM in Paris.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence; Research in France (Leipp & Bladier); Miscellaneous: Tourist map of France
Box 36, Folder 5

Risset, Jean-Claude - Technical R5960-102 1966

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Memo from BTL 1966 - Computer study of Trumpet Tones. Topics: Trumpet Tones | Sound Perception | Computer analysis
 

Risset, Jean-Claude - Technical, 1966

Box 36, Folder 6

Rohloff, Ernst - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins R7385-101 1972-1983

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Rohloff, Ernst, 1911-1982

Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Ernst Rohloff studied mathematics at the University of Berlin and Braunschweig. He had many technical interests and was also a violin soloist and an art painter. His study with F. Kruger on the internal damping of wood for violins sparked a great deal of interest at the time when it was published in 1938. He subsequently did more work along these lines, some of the papers are included in the collection and some are in the Benchmark Volumes, I and II, along with a biographical sketch of him and the work he did. He corresponded with C. Hutchins considerably in the preparation of the Benchmark Volumes and on his research in general. He studied the violin in a vacuum and was particularly interested in the speaking qualities of violins.
 

Rohloff, Ernst - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins, 1972-1983

Box 36, Folder 7

Rohloff, Ernst - Technical Papers R7385-102 1940-1964

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

List of works; abstract on article, Speaking of Violin Sounds; photograph of Rohloff's research equipment; reprints of published articles.
 

Rohloff, Ernst - Technical Papers, 1940-1964

Box 36, Folder 8

Ruiz, Pierre M. - Technical R9340-101 1969

Language of Material: English
creator: Ruiz, Pierre Michel

Scope and Contents note

Ruiz's paper on a technique for stimulating the vibrations of strings with a digital computer done at the Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1969. Results of the analyses were presented in the form of graphs via a Stromberg-Carlson 4020 Microfilm plotter and the sound syntheses recorded on tape. (NSF grant work started under L Hiller at Univ. of Ill. and completed at Bell Labs) Topics: String vibrations | Computer simulation
 

Ruiz, Pierre M. - Technical, 1969

Box 36, Folder 9

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins S2570-101.1 1960-1963

Language of Material: English
creator: Saunders, Frederick A. (Frederick Albert), 1875-1963

Biographical/Historical note

This group evolved slowly. After CMH had finished her first viola in 1949 (the only one she planned to make) Louise Rood (Professor of viola at Smith College who played chamber music with FAS) and Helen Rice (of Amateur Chamber Music Players fame) introduced her and the viola to Saunders. He looked the instrument all over, tapped it, blew in the f-holes and said "Young lady I shall be interested in your next one." He gave CMH several reprints which indicated that he had never made any drastic changes to the violins he studied. So CMH offered to make one that he could cut up. This worked so well, she made several more. Saunders did over 300 tests on these using mainly his "loudness test" (see Notebooks). Shipping instruments back and forth from Montclair to South Hadley with suggestions for experiments gradually developed into quite a program over the next ten years, with CMH adding her ideas for tests and changes. The violas in the experiments and the regular ones she was making during this time were checked twice a year with Helen Rice's musical friends who met in Stockbridge, MA or in NYC. R E
Fryxell, a chemist, who was the cellist in the Stockbridge gatherings, became very much interested in the experimental instruments and visited Saunders several times. From these discussions Fryxell started doing some research on properties of wood for violins. After J C Schelleng's retirement from Bell Labs he contacted Saunders on the acoustics of the cello, and was subsequently introduced to CMH who lived near him. This started a long and fruitful interchange between Saunders, Schelleng, Fryxell and CMH on violin research. The early correspondence was not kept, but the lively interchange between Schelleng, Fryxell, Saunders and Hutchins from 1961 through 1965 is in Files 101 and 102. It was during this time that the Catgut Acoustical Society (a name jokingly suggested by Schelleng) was formally started just a few days before Saunders died on June 9, 1963.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence during South Hadley period. Numerous letters each year, except from 1954-55. Replies by Carleen Hutchins were made by postcard and were not preserved.
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins, 1960-1963

Box 37, Folder 1

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins S2570 - 101.2 1955-1959

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins, 1955-1959

Box 37, Folder 2

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins S2570 - 101.3 1950-1953

Language of Material: English
Box 37, Folder 3

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Miscellaneous S2570 - 102 1963-1966

Scope and Contents note

Biography and obituary materials. Tributes by Louise Rood, Carleen Hutchins, John Schelling, and Harvard faculty; newspaper obits; Saunders' will; program of memorial services at Harvard and Mount Holyoke College; photos in Harvard lab, in south Haley, and with Jascha Heifetz.
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Miscellaneous, 1963-1966

Box 37, Folder 4

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Technical Papers S2570 - 103 1937-1966

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Published papers (15). Topics: Strad secrets; Curtis String Quartet; air tones; tap tones; mechanical action.
Box 37, Folder 5

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Memorial Concert I S2570 - 104.1 1966

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Materials on Saunders' Memorial Concert June 3, 1966 at Harvard, played on Hutchins' violin octet; invitations, grant application; program preparations; fund raising; reviews; photos.
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Memorial Concert I, 1966

Box 37, Folder 6

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Memorial Concert II S2570 - 104.2 1966

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Saunders' Memorial Concert: contributions and acknowledgments from attendees.
Box 38, Folder 1

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Memorial Concert III S2570 - 104.3 1966

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Saunders' Memorial Concert: contributions and acknowledgments from attendees.
Box 38, Folder 2

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence S2570 - 105 1959-1975

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Carleen Hutchins, Mrs. Margaret T. Saunders, and Saunders' daughter Peggy S. Middleton.
Box 38, Folder 3

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Proposal for the Saunders Institute S2570 - 106 1970

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Proposal submitted to the Dean of Engineering at MIT, Jan. 1970. Outline of objectives, required facilities, and budget. Institute was to be dedicated to the research on acoustical properties of violin type musical instruments.
Box 38, Folder 4

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from Harvard S2570 - 201.1 1935-1937

Language of Material: Multiple languages
Box 38, Folder 5

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from Harvard S2570 - 201.2 1938

Language of Material: Multiple languages
Box 38, Folder 6

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from Harvard S2570 - 201.3 1938-1939

Language of Material: Multiple languages
Box 39, Folder 1

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from Harvard S2570 - 201.4 1939

Language of Material: Multiple languages
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from Harvard, 1939

Box 39, Folder 2

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from Harvard S2570 - 201.5 1940

Language of Material: Multiple languages
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from Harvard, 1940

Box 39, Folder 3

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from Harvard S2570 - 201.6 1940

Language of Material: Multiple languages
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from Harvard, 1940

Box 40, Folder 1

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence on Acoustics at Vassar College and Mount Holyoke College S2570 - 203 1936-1938

Language of Material: English
Box 39, Folder 4

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from Harvard S2570 - 201.7 1941

Language of Material: Multiple languages
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from Harvard, 1941

Box 39, Folder 5

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence Acoustical Society of America S2570 - 202.1 1936-1940

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

General business and regarding membership with Wallace Waterfall.
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence Acoustical Society of America, 1936-1940

Box 39, Folder 6

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence Acoustical Society of America S2570 - 202.2 1936-1940

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence Acoustical Society of America, 1936-1940

Box 40, Folder 2

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from South Hadley S2570 - 204.1 1942-1949

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from South Hadley, 1942-1949

Box 40, Folder 3

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from South Hadley S2570-204.2 1950-1953

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from South Hadley, 1950-1953

Box 40, Folder 4

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from South Hadley S2570-204.3 1954-1959

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from South Hadley, 1954-1959

Box 40, Folder 5

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from South Hadley I S2570-204.4 1960-1963

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from South Hadley I, 1960-1963

Box 41, Folder 1

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from South Hadley II S2570-204.5 1960-1963

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence from South Hadley II, 1960-1963

Box 41, Folder 2

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence Personal S2570-205 1939-1962

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Personal: musical friends, such as Louise Rood, Helen Rice and Florence D. Smith; household and business letters.
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence Personal, 1939-1962

Box 41, Folder 3

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Miscellaneous S2570-301 1938-1962

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper articles; maps; newsletters of Wm Moening & Sons
Box 41, Folder 4

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Magazine: Violin and Violinists S2570-302 1938-1958

Language of Material: English
Box 41, Folder 5

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Book: College Physics S2570-401.1 1960

Language of Material: English
Box 42, Folder 1

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Book: A Survey of Physics rt215mg9697 1934

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Book: A Survey of Physics, 1934

Box 42, Folder 2

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Figures and diagrams for book: A Survey of Physics xb880zd9992

Language of Material: English
Box 42, Folder 3

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Lecture Notes dg378kb3927 1947

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Lecture Notes, 1947

Box 42, Folder 4

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Research Notebook VI pc504hw6317 1950

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Notebooks I - V were lost at Harvard.
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Research Notebook VI, 1950

Box 42, Folder 5

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Research Notebook VII fs022rn7881 1950-1955

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Research Notebook VII, 1950-1955

Box 43, Folder 1

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Research Notebook VIII S2570-402.3 1952

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Research Notebook VIII, 1952

Box 43, Folder 2

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Research Notebook IX S2570-402.4  1959

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Research Notebook IX, 1959

Box 43, Folder 3

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Research Notebook X S2570-402.5 1961

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Research Notebook X, 1961

Box 43, Folder 5

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Miscellaneous Studies I S2570-404.1 1939

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Spectral measurements of Heifetz's Guarnerius
Box 43, Folder 6

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Miscellaneous Studies II S2570-404.2 1939-1952

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Miscellaneous Studies II, 1939-1952

Box 44, Folder 1

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Papers by other authors from Saunders' files I S2570-405.1 1923-1959

Language of Material: English
Box 44, Folder 2

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Papers by other authors from Saunders' files II S2570-405.2 1928-1959

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Papers by other authors from Saunders' files II, 1928-1959

Box 44, Folder 3

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Papers by other authors from Saunders' files III S2570-405.3 1928-1958

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Papers by other authors from Saunders' files III, 1928-1958

Box 44, Folder 4

Saunders Research Group - Technical Correspondence I S2571-101 1959-1963

Language of Material: English

Biographical/Historical note

This group evolved slowly. After CMH had finished her first viola in 1949 (the only one she planned to make) Louise Rood (Professor of viola at Smith College who played chamber music with FAS) and Helen Rice (of Amateur Chamber Music Players fame) introduced her and the viola to Saunders. He looked the instrument all over, tapped it, blew in the f-holes and said "Young lady I shall be interested in your next one." He gave CMH several reprints which indicated that he had never made any drastic changes to the violins he studied. So CMH offered to make one that he could cut up. This worked so well, she made several more. Saunders did over 300 tests on these using mainly his "loudness test" (see Notebooks). Shipping instruments back and forth from Montclair to South Hadley with suggestions for experiments gradually developed into quite a program over the next ten years, with CMH adding her ideas for tests and changes. The violas in the experiments and the regular ones she was making during this time were checked twice a year with Helen Rice's musical friends who met in Stockbridge, MA or in NYC. R E Fryxell, a chemist, who was the cellist in the Stockbridge gatherings, became very much interested in the experimental instruments and visited Saunders several times. From these discussions Fryxell started doing some research on properties of wood for violins. After J C Schelleng's retirement from Bell Labs he contacted Saunders on the acoustics of the cello, and was subsequently introduced to CMH who lived near him. This started a long and fruitful interchange between Saunders, Schelleng, Fryxell and CMH on violin research. The early correspondence was not kept, but the lively interchange between Schelleng, Fryxell, Saunders and Hutchins from 1961 through 1965 is in Files 101 and 102. It was during this time that the Catgut Acoustical Society (a name jokingly suggested by Schelleng) was formally started just a few days before Saunders died on June 9, 1963.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and technical writings, graphs, charts and diagrams for and by FAS, JCS, CMH, Fryxell and Scanlon. These years led up to the forming of the CAS. Much but not all tech work herein was ultimately published.
 

Saunders Research Group - Technical Correspondence I, 1959-1963

Box 44, Folder 5

Saunders Research Group - Technical Correspondence II S2571-102 1964-1965

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Content is as in file 101 but spans the two years after Saunders' death.
 

Saunders Research Group - Technical Correspondence II, 1964-1965

Card-Box 45

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Photo Strips of Wind Instrument Spectra S2570-501.1

Scope and Contents note

Spectra of: clarinet; French horn III, 22; Coolidge oboe III, 28; Coolidge English horn; flute III, 20; Saunders' oboe III, 16.
Card-Box 55

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Wood Samples S2570-501.2

Card-Box 56

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Lanters Lecture Slides S2570-501.3

Box 46, Folder 1

Savage, William R. - Correspondence S2645-101 1981-1989

Language of Material: English
creator: Savage, William R. , 1926-
 

Savage, William R. - Correspondence , 1981-1989

Box 46, Folder 2

Savart, Félix - Correspondence S2650-101 1960-1967

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Savart, Félix , 1791-1841

Biographical/Historical note

A pioneer acoustician and expert experimentalist who started on a medical career, but when patients were slow in coming he turned to experiments with the violin and began to devote himself to the study of acoustics and explored a wide range of subjects from the acoustics of air, the human voice, bird songs, vibrating solids and the sounds in flowing liquids. This latter is particularly interesting to cardio-vascular researchers today, so much so that V.A. McKusick and H.K. Wiskind wrote a monograph on Savart's life and work with extensive references to his many publications (see copy in file). Savart's pioneering research on the acoustics of the violin is basic to much of the work being done today, such as the Chladni pattern method of tuning violin plates, vibrations of the air in the violin, and of the bowed string. Much of this was also described in his MEMOIRE of 1819 as well as in his lectures reproduced in the periodical l'INSTITUT. The CAS obtained copies of these in French which were translated by Donald A. Fletcher, (see file), portions of which are in Benchmark Vols. 5 and 6.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence (11) between CMH and librarians and others about Savart; between Margery Quigley and CMH.

Separated Materials note

Removed microfilm to box 59.
 

Savart, Félix - Correspondence, 1960-1967

Box 43, Folder 4

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Technical: Unpublished Papers S2570-403 1942-1960

Language of Material: English
 

Saunders, Frederick Albert - Technical: Unpublished Papers, 1942-1960

Box 46, Folder 3

Savart, Félix - Miscellaneous S2650-102 1937-1971

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Fletcher release for translations; Biographical information (2); microfilms of the Savart 1819 memoire and the Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni 1809 treatise (French translation). Topics: Chladni patterns
 

Savart, Félix - Miscellaneous, 1937-1971

Box 46, Folder 4

Savart, Félix - Technical Misc. S2650-103 1819-1959

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

The 1819 memoire; the 1840 L'Institut articles on the acoustics of musical instruments; Annales de Chemie et de Physique; D.A. Fletcher translations of portions of all; P. Davidson translation of portion of L'Institute; the McKusick/Wiskund article on Savart. CMH comments on Fletcher translations & content. Topics: Sound quality | cardiovascular sound | Chladni patterns | plate vibrations
 

Savart, Félix - Technical Misc. , 1819-1959

Box 46, Box 5

Scanlan, Robert - Correspondence and Miscellaneous S2835-101 1966-1991

Language of Material: English
creator: Scanlan, Robert H.
 

Scanlan, Robert - Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1966-1991

Box 46, Folder 6

Schelleng, John C. - Correspondence S3225-101 1961-1980

Language of Material: English
creator: Schelleng, John C., 1892-1979

Biographical/Historical note

A graduate in electrical engineering from Cornell in 1919, Schelleng was drafted by the Bell Telephone Laboratories to work on the overseas radio telephone and never pursued his plan for graduate study. He was a fine cellist and enjoyed playing chamber music with his wife Eleanor, a violist, and with his many friends. For years he was principal cellist in the Monmouth symphony. His pioneering application of circuit theory to the violin stems from this combination of engineering skills and lifelong interest in music. He retired from the Bell Laboratories in 1957 as Director of Radio Research and became actively involved in violin acoustics. He went to F A Saunders with some of his ideas on the acoustics of the cello and became a part of the small group working with Saunders which included R E Fryxell, C M Hutchins and A S Hopping (an engineer who had developed some test equipment for Hutchins). It was Schelleng who jokingly suggested that the group call itself the Catgut Acoustical Society. He was a founding member of the official CAS and, after Saunders' death in 1963, became its president and recognized leader of its technical activities. He also joined the Acoustical Society of America and was elected a fellow in 1974.
Schelleng's monumental paper, "The violin as a circuit" represents the first time the functioning of the violin as a whole had been technically researched, and much of the subsequent research on the violin is based on Schelleng's thinking. CMH was fortunate to live close enough to the Schellengs so that she and John could collaborate in research for many years, until Schelleng's death in 1979. He contributed a great deal to the Benchmark volumes, and much of Hutchins' research is based on the helpful interchange of ideas with John as well as with A H Benade who often joined us. Schelleng's definitive papers on the bowed string, varnish and the violin as a circuit can be found in JASA, Scientific American and the CASJ, as well as in Benchmark volumes 5 and 6.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between CMH and JCS (also his wife, Eleanor, sons, John and Charles and daughter, Florence Skiff). Others include Cramer and Lindsay of ASA and Scanlan, president of CAS, and George Bissinger.
 

Schelleng, John C. - Correspondence, 1961-1980

Box 46, Folder 7

Schelleng, John C. - Miscellaneous S3225-102 1964-1980

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous: Biog and obit material, memorial service program, info on orchestra of which he was principle cellist and president, newspaper and Bell Labs News articles.
 

Schelleng, John C. - Miscellaneous, 1964-1980

Box 47, Folder 1

Schelleng, John C. - Technical Papers S3225-103 1963-1982

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

27 published papers. Topics: Wood; bowed strings; varnish; wolftone; nodal patterns; soundpost
Box 47, Folder 2

Schelleng, John C. - Miscellaneous Notes S3225-104

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

An assemblage of miscellaneous handwritten notes from discussions with JCS.
 

Schelleng, John C. - Miscellaneous Notes

Box 47, Folder 3

Schelleng, John C. - Correspondence S3225-201 1966-1973

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

JCS Correspondence with CMH, J R Pierce, Maxwell Kimball, D Sur, and others on business and technical subjects.
 

Schelleng, John C. - Correspondence, 1966-1973

Box 47, Folder 4

Schelleng, John C. - Miscellaneous on Establishing CAS S3225-202 1965-1969

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Formative years (1965-69) of CAS with by-laws and minutes, etc; info on the Violin Octet including CMH's article in Physics today, newspaper articles, etc.
Box 47, Folder 6

Schelleng, John C. - Technical Correspondence with Harpsichord Maker Paul Brandt S3225-204 1964-1965

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical correspondence; two harpsichord photographs. Topics: harpsichord
 

Schelleng, John C. - Technical Correspondence with Harpsichord Maker Paul Brandt, 1964-1965

Box 47, Folder 7

Schelleng, John C. - Correspondence S3225-205 1965

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical exchange with J W Young of Navy Electronics Lab mainly on topic of inharmonicity. Topics: Inharmonicity
 

Schelleng, John C. - Correspondence, 1965

Box 47, Folder 5

Schelleng, John C. - Correspondence ASTA S3225-203 1967

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

JCS Correspondence file: ASTA correspondence with Van Sickle, president and Askegaard,
 

Schelleng, John C. - Correspondence ASTA, 1967

Box 47, Folder 8

Schelleng, John C. - Correspondence S3225-206 1969-1970

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical exchange with John Huber and Don Thompson of C F Martin & Co. (guitars) Topics: Guitars
 

Schelleng, John C. - Correspondence, 1969-1970

Box 47, Folder 9

Schelleng, John C. - Categories of Varnish S3225-207 1967

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with Melvin Mooney on losses in plastic materials. Articles by and about Joseph Michelman on the rediscovered secret of Strad's varnish. Topics: Varnish; Strad's `secret'; Michelman
 

Schelleng, John C. - Categories of Varnish, 1967

Box 47, Folder 10

Schelleng, John C. - Technical File S3225-208 1970

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Critique of paper by Mathews (M4295) & Kohut on the bowed string. Topics: Bowed string;
 

Schelleng, John C. - Technical File, 1970

Box 47, Folder 11

Schelleng, John C. - Unpublished Papers S3225-209 1961-1968

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

8 unpublished papers of JCS. Topics: Power; Scaling; wood; string; radiation
 

Schelleng, John C. - Unpublished Papers, 1961-1968

Box 48, Folder 1

Schelleng, John C. - Technical File S3225-210 1967-1968

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Study file on violin quality including notes, scaling charts for violin octet, correspondence with Benade (B4560), relevant papers of others (e.g. E Skudrzyk (S6295), excerpts from book `Kunstdie Giegenbau' by Mockel-WInckel, list of adjectives for violin tone compiled by Sterling Gorrill, 9/68, etc. Topics: Violin quality; tone
 

Schelleng, John C. - Technical File, 1967-1968

Box 48, Folder 2

Schelleng, John C. - Work File on Plate Tuning S3225-211 1968-1971

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Discussion by JCS, CMH and Benade on method for plate tuning - later abandoned.
 

Schelleng, John C. - Work File on Plate Tuning, 1968-1971

Box 48, Folder 3

Schelleng, John C. - Papers by Other Authors S3225-212 1951-1971

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

5 Papers by other authors, one with some annotations. Authors include: Ottokar Cadek, Frederic Palmer, Ernest Rabonowicz, L F Rampal, Brian J Thompson and William R Zinky. Topics: Friction; halography; string deterioration; violin acoustics.
Box 48, Folder 301

Schelleng, John C. - Technical Workup File I S3225-301 1966-1971

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Preparation for various publications: drafts and diagrams
Box 48, Folder 5

Schelleng, John C. - Technical Workup File II S3225-302.1 1966-1968

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Preparation for publications on varnish
Box 48, Folder 6

Schelleng, John C. - Technical Workup File III S3225-302.2 1968

Language of Material: English
Box 48, Folder 7

Schwab, Harry L. - Thesis: Vibrational Analysis of a Guitar Soundboard S3980-101 1975

Language of Material: English
creator: Schwab, Harry L., 1945-

Scope and Contents note

Thesis, MS in Engineering Mechanics, Univ of Missouri. Vibrational analysis of a guitar soundboard with interesting comparisons to the interferograms made by Karl A. Stetson of a vibrating guitar top. First application of finite element analysis to musical instrument vibrations. Topics: Finite element analysis | Guitar vibrations
 

Schwab, Harry L. - Thesis: Vibrational Analysis of a Guitar Soundboard, 1975

Box 48, Folder 8

Skudrzyk, Eugene - Correspondence S6295-101 1966-1990

Language of Material: English
creator: Skudrzyk, Eugene, 1914-1990
 

Skudrzyk, Eugene - Correspondence, 1966-1990

Box 49, Folder 1

Skudrzyk, Eugene - Technical Papers S6295-102 1948-1968

Language of Material: Multiple languages

Scope and Contents note

Topics: Stradivarious violins
Box 49, Folder 2

Stetson, Karl A. - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins S8415-101 1967-1981

Language of Material: English
creator: Stetson, Karl A., 1937-

Biographical/Historical note

Karl Stetson came to 112 Essex and introduced the idea of using holographic interferometry for studying violin plates to CMH in the late 60's. He had graduated from Lowell Technological Institute and then did an MS degree at the University of Michigan, where he got into holographic work. In 1967 he received a grant to work at the Royal Institute of Technology and subsequently obtained his doctorate in 1969. He then spent two years at the National Physics Lab in Teddington, England, followed by two years at the Ford Motor Co in Dearborn, MI, and ever since as a senior research engineer in optics and acoustics at United Aircraft in Connecticut. (See File 102 for a detailed biography.) Throughout these years he wrote articles for the CASNL (See File 103) and made numerous holographic studies of violin plates for CMH sending photos back to Montclair. (Examples may be found in File 104.) He made studies of guitars with Karl Hugo Agren as well.
 

Stetson, Karl A. - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins, 1967-1981

Box 49, Folder 3

Stetson, Karl A. - Miscellaneous S8415-102 1978

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Resume of Stetson, 2 newspaper articles, and 2 magazine articles on his work.
 

Stetson, Karl A. - Miscellaneous, 1978

Box 49, Folder 4

Stetson, Karl A. - Technical Papers I S8415-103 1965-1980

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

17 published papers on holography and applications. Topics: Holograms; interferometry
Box 49, Folder 5

Stetson, Karl A. - Technical Papers II S8415-104 1967-1975

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Technical: Misc drafts of tech papers; copy of guitar hologram; tech notes with drawings; 4 envelopes of photos of violin plate holograms and 3 pages of photos comparing holograms of thick, thin and arched plates. Also, 5 papers by other authors on holography. Topics: Holograms; interferometry
 

Stetson, Karl A. - Technical Papers II, 1967-1975

Box 49, Folder 6

Sundberg, Johann - Correspondence S9575-101 1984-1972

Language of Material: English
creator: Sundberg, Johan, 1936-
 

Sundberg, Johann - Correspondence , 1984-1972

Box 49, Folder 7

Sundberg, Johann - Technical Papers I S9575-102.1 1988-1996

Language of Material: English
Box 50, Folder 1

Sundberg, Johann - Technical Papers II S9575-102.2 1974-1988

Language of Material: English
Box 50, Folder 2

Sundberg, Johann - Technical Papers III S9575-102.3 1972-1974

Language of Material: English
Box 50, Folder 3

Sundberg, Johann - Technical Papers IV S9575-102.4 1969-1972 and undated

Language of Material: English
Box 50, Folder 4

Tove, Per-Arne - Correspondence T7365-101 1971-1988

Language of Material: Multiple languages
creator: Tove , Per-Arne, 1924-
 

Tove, Per-Arne - Correspondence, 1971-1988

Box 50, Folder 5

Tove, Per-Arne - Technical Papers I T7365-102 1969-1980

Language of Material: Multiple languages
Box 51, Folder 1

Tove, Per-Arne - Technical Papers II T7365-103 1964-1972

Language of Material: Multiple languages
Box 51, Folder 2

Tenney, James C. - Technical Papers I T2980-101.1 1965

Language of Material: English
creator: Tenney, James C.

Scope and Contents note

BTL Memo 1965 `Computer Study of Violin Tones' with M V Mathews, J E Miller & J R Pierce ; Critiqued in a letter to Pierce by J C Schelling. Topics: Violin timbre | String excitation
Box 51, Folder 3

Tenney, James C. - Technical Papers II T2980-101.2 1964-1966

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Report to the NSF & Proposal for continued work on project ` An experimental investigation of (violin) timbre'. It consists of a computer study of the analysis and synthesis of violin tones done by a group at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill (M.V.Mathews, J.E.Miller, J.R.Pierce) and James Tenney of Yale University, using a violin from the Yale Collection and recording in an anechoic chamber on magnetic tape transferred to digital recordings, subsequently used as input data for a set of computer programs. Successive periods of the signal were analyzed giving measures of frequency, amplitude, and spectral parameters with results printed out in numerical form, also with a graphic display. Of particular interest are John Schelleng's comments indicating, among other things that the authors did not understand the basic action of the bowed string, nor had they had reference to the definitive work on the bowed string by C V Raman in 1919.
Box 52, Folder 1

Trott, W. James - Correspondence T8585-101 1983-1992

Language of Material: English
creator: Trott, W. James, 1915-1991
Box 52, Folder 2

Trott, W. James - Correspondence and Technical Papers T8585-102 1977-1983

Language of Material: English
Box 52, Folder 3

Trott, W. James - On Equipment and Experiments T8585-103 1979-1989

Language of Material: English
Box 52, Folder 4

Von Bekesy, Georg - Technical Papers V9455-101 1957-1971

Language of Material: English
creator: Von Békésy, Georg, 1899-1972
Box 52, Folder 5

Waldman, Mark - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins W1640-101 1983-1991

Language of Material: English
creator: Waldman, Mark

Biographical/Historical note

A student in the College of Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University who did his Master's thesis on a finite element study of the back plate of a violin, modeling it as a shallow orthotropic shell structure. Measurements were taken from a back plate #264 loaned by CMH: contour elevations and thickness graduations. Comparisons were made using SAP IV computer program of modes #1, #2 and #5 with studies via hologram interferometry. Waldman indicates that two significant conclusions were that SAP IV is capable of predicting the fundamental vibrations in a structure as complicated as the violin back plate; and that the shear modulus of mode #1 plays a critical role in the analysis of violin back plate vibrations.
Box 52, Folder 6

Waldman, Mark - Proposal and Thesis W1640-102 1983-1984

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

MS Thesis, Civil Engineering, 1984, Pennsylvania State University, `A vibrational analysis of a thin, shallow shell - The Violin back plate - using the SAP IV computer program' Topics: Finite element analysis | Holography | Violin back plate | SAP IV computer prog.
Box 53, Folder 1

Weinreich, Gabriel - Article: Physics of Piano Strings W4245-101 1979

Language of Material: English
creator: Weinreich, Gabriel
Box 53, Folder 2

Yankovskii, Boris A. - Technical Paper: Methods for the Objective Appraisal of Violin Tone Quality Y2350-101 1966

Language of Material: English
creator: Yankovskii, Boris A.
Box 53, Folder 3

Yuen, Thomas - Thesis: Violin Making in China Y9420-101 1982

Language of Material: English
creator: Yuen, Thomas

Scope and Contents note

Degree paper, Music Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Report on violin making in China done by Thomas Yuen, a student at the Chinese University in Hong Kong, who did the musical research along with Dr S.Y. Feng, Lecturer in Physics and Low Shiu Chong, physics student , who did the acoustical parts. This is a very full and well documented history of violin making in China, comparisons with violin making in Europe, methods employed by the various violin making factories, with many photos of actual work procedures, charts, and a well-researched bibliography.
Box 53, Folder 4

Bretos Linaza, José - Propiedades Acústicas de Interés Musical en Violines y Xilófonos: Medidas Experimentales y Modelización por Elementos Finitos de su Mecánica Vibracional. Dissertation: Universidad del País Vasco 1996

Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
creator: Bretos Linaza, José

General note

This dissertation was donated by Eric Jansson in 1997.
Box 58, Folder 5

The Hutchins Consort. Concertos from the time of Holberg 2006

General Physical Description note: Soundrecording on CD
 

Series 2. John W. Coltman Collection 1937-1994

Language of Material: Multiple languages
Physical Description: 5.004 Linear feet
creator: Coltman, John Wesley, 1915-

Biographical/Historical note

In 1949 he was named manager of the Electronics and Nuclear Physics Department, supervising work in nuclear physics, underwater sound, optical pickup tubes, semiconductors, and television. In 1960 he became Associate Director of the Research Laboratory, responsible for a group of departments including Electronics, Nuclear Physics, Mechanics, and Computer Science, and in 1974 Director of R&D Planning for the Research and Development Center. In this position he was responsible for the formulation of the entire research program on behalf of the corporation. He retired in 1980.
John W. Coltman received his bachelor's degree in physics at Case (now Case Western Reserve University) in 1937 and his Ph.D. in nuclear physics at the University of Illinois in 1941. Immediately afterward he joined the Research Laboratories of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, engaging in wartime research in microwave magnetrons. Later he invented and developed the x-ray image amplifier. For this work he has received the Longstreth Medal of the Franklin Institute, the Roentgen Medal of the German Roentgen-museum in Remscheid, Germany, and the Gold Medal of the Radiological Society of America.
Dr. John W. Coltman, physicist and retired research executive of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, has devoted much of his spare time to the study of the flute in its musical, historical and acoustical aspects. His research in musical acoustics has contributed significantly to what is known today about the behavior of the flute and organ pipes. In his professional career Dr. Coltman has received many honors for his invention and development of the x-ray image amplifier, now universally used in medical fluoroscopy. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, holds 22 patents and has published some 70 technical papers.
Coltman took up the study of the flute in early school years, playing in college and graduate school, and has continued as an active participant in amateur musical activities. While a student at Case his acquaintance with Prof. Dayton C. Miller sparked an interest in the acoustical and historical aspects of the instrument, and in the 1950's he began a collection of instruments of the flute family which now numbers about 200. A little later he started inquiries into the mechanisms of sound production of these instruments, establishing a small laboratory in his home to pursue this work as a hobby. Several of his papers on this subject have contributed significantly to what is known today about the acoustics of the flute and organ pipe. In addition to the above mentioned recognition, Coltman received the Order of Merit from Westinghouse, was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has served on many committees of the U. S. Government and was a member of the Commission on Human Resources of the National Research Council. He is the author of some 70 technical publications and hold 22 patents.
Coltman married Charlotte Beard of Urbana, Illinois in 1941. They have two married daughters and four grandchildren. Among other pursuits are sailing, woodworking and amateur radio, for which he has been licensed since 1932.
Box 61, Folder 1

Technical Papers hx229xs1245 1937-2006

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

1.01 Vibration of stretched wires (with R.S. Shankland) [135 KB, DjVu], Journal of the Franklin Institute, (September 1937). Reprinted in Musical Acoustics: Piano and Wind Instruments, edited by Earle L.Kent. Dowden, Hutchinson, and Ross (1977). 1.02 Resonance and sounding frequencies of the flute, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 40(1):99-107 (July 1966). 1.03 Sounding mechanism of the flute and organ pipe, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 44(4):983-992 (October 1968). Reprinted in Musical Acoustics: Piano and Wind Instruments, edited by Earle L.Kent. Dowden, Hutchinson, and Ross (1977). 1.04 Acoustics of the flute, Physics Today, 21(11):25-32 (November 1968). Reprinted in Physics of Music (1988). Included in Physics Teachers CD-ROM Toolkit (1993). 1.05 Sound radiation from the mouth of an organ pipe, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 46(2, part 2):477 (August 1969). 1.06 Effect of material on flute tone quality [521 KB, PDF], Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 49(2, part 2):520-523 (1971). 1.07 Acoustics of the flute, parts I and II, The Instrumentalist, Vol. XXIV, No. 6 and 7 (January and February 1972). 1.08 Material used in flute construction [275 KB, PDF], Woodwind World, 12(1):20-21 (February 1973). 1.09 Mouth resonance effects in the flute, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 54:417 (1973). Reprinted in Musical Acoustics: Piano and Wind Instruments, edited by Earle L.Kent. Dowden, Hutchinson, and Ross (1977). 1.10 The intonation of antique and modern flutes, Parts 1-4, The Instrumentalist, Vol. XXIX, No. 5, (1974-1975).
1.11 Fifty flutists play one flute, Woodwind World, (March 1976). 1.12 Flute scales, pitch and intonation, The Instrumentalist, (May 1976). 1.13 Jet drive mechanisms in edge tones and organ pipes, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 60(3) (September 1976). 1.14 A new C# for the Boehm flute, The Instrumentalist, (May 1977). 1.15 Tuning wind instruments, Booklet produced for distribution in schools by C.G. Conn, Ltd, Oak Brook, Illinois. Revised and enlarged by John W. Coltman, 1977, 12 pp. 1.16 Acoustical analysis of the Boehm flute, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 65(2):499-506 (1979). 1.17 Book Review, Musical Acoustics: Piano and Wind Instruments (edited by Earle L.Kent), Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, V-VI:200 (1979-1980). 1.18 Momentum transfer in jet excitation of flute-like instruments, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 69(4):1164-1168 (1981). 1.19 Book Review, The Practical Acoustics of Early Woodwinds (Herbert Myers) and La Flute Traversier a Une Clef (M. Castellengo et al), Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, VIII:105 (1982). 1.20 Theobald Boehm and the scale of the modern flute, Journal of the American Musical Society, IX:89-111 (1983).
1.21 Enhanced sound power from a recurved flute, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 75(5):1642-1643 (May 1984). 1.22 Observations on the high E, The Flutist Quarterly, National Flute Association, Vol. X, No. 2 (Winter 1984). 1.23 Some flute myths as seen by a scientist, The Flute Forum, Elkhart, Indiana (Summer 1985). 1.24 Role of the headjoint in flute intonation [79 KB, DjVu], Flute Notes, London, (1985). 1.25 Book Review, Elements D'Acoustique Musicale et Instrumental (Victor Charles Mahillon) [117 KB, DjVu], Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, XI:179-182 (1985). 1.26 Questions and answers on flute acoustics, The Flutist Quarterly, National Flute Association. 1.26a XIV(2):72 (Spring 1989). 1.26b XIV(5):63 (Winter 1989). 1.26c XV(3):48 (Summer 1990). 1.27 Mode stretching and harmonic generation in the flute, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 88(5) (November 1990). 1.28 Some observations on the piccolo, The Flutist Quarterly, National Flute Association, Vol. XV, No. 5 (Winter 1990). 1.29 Time domain simulation of the flute, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 92(1):69-73 (July 1992). 1.30 Jet behavior in the flute, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 92(1):74-83 (1992).
1.31 Headjoint acoustics - A comparison, The Woodwind Quarterly, Issue 1, pp. 8-13 (May 1993). 1.32 Acoustical losses in the Boehm flute, The Flutist Quarterly, National Flute Association, XIX(1):37-41 (Fall 1993). 1.33 Charles "Teach'em" Howe and the Howe model flute, Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society, Vol.XXII, No. 3 (October 1993). 1.34 Book Review, Tuning: Containing the Perfection of 18th Century Temperament... (Owen H. Jorgensen). Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, Vol. XIX, pp. 105-109 (1993). 1.35 Designing the scale of the Boehm flute [2.1 MB, PDF], The Woodwind Quarterly, Issue 4, pp. 24-41 (February 1994). 1.36 Acoustical losses of bassoon pads (with James Parker), The Double Reed (Journal of the International Double Reed Society), pp. 43-45 (Winter 1994). 1.37 Just noticeable differences in timbre of the flute, Catgut Acoustical Society Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Series II) (May 1996). 1.38 The influence of mode spacing on the sound of early flutes, The Woodwind Quarterly, Issue 13 (Fall 1996). 1.39 Properties of woodwind instrument bores, The Woodwind Quarterly, Issue 14, 1997. 1.40 Flute intonation in performance, The Flutist Quarterly, Vol. XXIV, No. 1 (Fall 1998).
1.41 Acoustical losses in flute pads [3.4 MB, PDF] The Journal of Musical Instrument Technology, Issue 23 (Spring 2003). 1.42 Acoustical losses in wet instrument bores. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 114(3) September 2003. 1.43 Jet offset, harmonic content, and warble in the flute. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120(4):2312-2319, October 2006. 1.44 Acoustic properties of miter bends. [188 KB, PDF] Unpublished, December 2006. 1.45 Compensating for miter bends in cylindrical tubing. [45 KB, PDF] Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121(3):2497-2498, May 2007.
 

Technical Papers, 1937-2006

Box 61, Folder 2

Reports and Memoranda rn369ry4119 1974-1997

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Intonation of the Murray Flute; Letter to Alex Murray - Tests of Flute in F; Characterizing Finger holes in the Modern Flute; Report on Armstrong Prototype Flutes; Letter to Al Singleton; Acoustic Parameters of Flute Holes and Keys 4pp + Figs; Report on Cooper-Scale Powell Flute, 3pp +Figures; Letter to Bickford Brannen 12/8/75; Letter from Mark Thomas, Armstrong, 4/8/76; Letter to Jack Moore with measurements of Cooper Scale Flute; Bibliography on Flute Acoustics - Letter to Carleton Sperati; Intonation Changes due to the C# vent; Resonances of Three Alto Saxophones (Report to C. G. Conn, Ltd; Letter to Gary Sigurdson, (Conn) with further info on Three Alto Saxes; Resonances of Four Alto Saxophones - Report to Conn; Letter to Gary Sigurdson (Conn) with discussion of 2.09, 2.10 and 2.11; Report on Murray Flute in F (Jack Moore and A. K. Cooper), 4pp; Report on Murray Piccolo; Intonation Comparisons of Alto Saxophones (for C. G. Conn Ltd.; Neck Bore Modifications for an E-flat Alto Sax, report to C. G. Conn, Ltd.; Patent disclosure: Tuning adjustment for saxophones or reed instruments; Report on Murray - Moore gold flute #42; Leak measurement in the Boehm flute; A flute with square holes - Leonard Lopatin; Wind instruments and tone quality - panel presentation.
 

Reports and Memoranda, 1974-1997

Box 61, Folder 3

Referee's Remarks on Papers Reviewed for Publication bz079ns8564 1973-1998

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Elder, S. A.On the mechanism of sound production in organ pipes; Fletcher, N. H Non-linear interactions in organ pipes; Nederveen, C. J Frequencies of the flute; Fletcher, N. H. Acoustic correlates of flute performance techniques; Fletcher, N. H.Jet drive mechanism in organ pipes; Fletcher, N. H.Sound production by organ flue pipes; Rauch, H. E.Jet driven musical instruments and the edge tone; Fletcher, N. H. Sound production by organ flue pipes - 2nd edition; Backus, John. The Acoustical Foundations of Music; Elder, S. S. On the edge tone contribution to pipe-coupled resonators; Fletcher, N. H. Wave propagation on an Air Jet; Elder, S. A. Edgetones vs. Pipetones; Hall, Don. Musical Acoustics, Chapter 11; Nolle A. W.Some voicing adjustments of flue organ pipes; Lyng and Lee. A differential-difference equation occurring in edge tone theory; Phelan, James. The complete guide to the flute; Keefe, D. H.Acoustical streaming and tone hole interaction; Nolle, A. W. Adjustments affecting the steady waveform of flue organ pipes; Thwaites, S. The turbulent jet in organ flue pipes; Keefe, D. H.Woodwind air column models; Elder S. A.On the theory of resonant cavity excitation by an unstable source; Valeriu, I.Time domain simulation and linear analysis of organ pipes; Verge, M. P. Jet formation and jet velocity fluctuations in a flue organ pipe; Fagan, E. Whistles; Verge, M. P. Jet oscillations and jet drive in recorder-like instruments; Wilson et al. Input response of cylindrical and conical bores; Fletcher, N. H. Paper on flute; Fabre, B. et al. Vortex shedding; Adachi et al. Time domain simulations of sound production in an organ pipe; Yoshikawa, S. A pictorial insight into organ pipe physics; Verge et al. Sound production in flute-like instruments; Nolle, A.W.Sinuous instability of a planar air jet; Yoshikawa, S. Jet wave amplification in organ pipes; Hopkin, Bart. Musical instrument design.
 

Referee's Remarks on Papers Reviewed for Publication, 1973-1998

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Correspondence mm055gc2507 1952-1972

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Correspondence, 1952-1972

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Correspondence xt544rq8510 1972-1979

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Correspondence, 1972-1979

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Correspondence qx596nt1726 1980-1985

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Correspondence, 1980-1985

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Correspondence nk262rw0745 1985-1989

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Correspondence, 1985-1989

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Correspondence mj053rv6604 1990-1993

 

Correspondence, 1990-1993

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Correspondence hb021kx4331 1993-1998

 

Correspondence, 1993-1998

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Technical Notes: Acoustic properties of pipes; Played frequencies of flute specimens; Resonance and sounding frequencies; Acoustic properties of pipes xg765fx4058 1959-1965

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Technical Notes: Acoustic properties of pipes; Played frequencies of flute specimens; Resonance and sounding frequencies; Acoustic properties of pipes, 1959-1965

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Technical Notes: Impedance of jet, strobe photos of jet tt588zq1868 1967-1968

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Technical Notes: Impedance of jet, strobe photos of jet, 1967-1968

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Technical Notes: Phase velocity on jet, Q of pipes, characterizing instruments; Experiment on double organ pipe; Experiment on mouth resonance effects; Test flutes of different materials, side holes, artificial blowing. pf905vd5706 1968-1970

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Technical Notes: Phase velocity on jet, Q of pipes, characterizing instruments; Experiment on double organ pipe; Experiment on mouth resonance effects; Test flutes of different materials, side holes, artificial blowing. , 1968-1970

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Technical Notes: Jet drive mechanisms in edge tones; Finger holes in the Boehm flute; Drive mechanisms in organ pipes km067hd8787 1970

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Technical Notes: Jet drive mechanisms in edge tones; Finger holes in the Boehm flute; Drive mechanisms in organ pipes , 1970

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Technical Notes: Acoustically excited free jet; Further calculations on organ pipe drives; The Intonation of Antique and Modern Flutes. kr647xr5813 1972

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Material Specific Details note: Notes from 2/11/72 to 3/9/73 are missing
 

Technical Notes: Acoustically excited free jet; Further calculations on organ pipe drives; The Intonation of Antique and Modern Flutes. , 1972

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Technical Notes: Resonances, blowing effects, intonation; Finger holes, keys and cavities tb195cm3694 1973-1974

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Technical Notes: Resonances, blowing effects, intonation; Finger holes, keys and cavities , 1973-1974

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Technical Notes: Murray Flute - Armstrong prototype; Non-Linear effects in closed tubes; Fifty Flutists -- Tests of flute at NFA Convention; Cooper Scale flutes ry583hm8658 1974-1976

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Technical Notes: Murray Flute - Armstrong prototype; Non-Linear effects in closed tubes; Fifty Flutists -- Tests of flute at NFA Convention; Cooper Scale flutes , 1974-1976

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Technical Notes: No cavity flute, Cooper-Powell, misc. calculations; Jack Moore and his flutes; Analyses of lossy flute using Smith chart impedance diagram; A new C# for the Boehm Flute kc345fk3952 1975-1976

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Technical Notes: No cavity flute, Cooper-Powell, misc. calculations; Jack Moore and his flutes; Analyses of lossy flute using Smith chart impedance diagram; A new C# for the Boehm Flute , 1975-1976

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Technical Notes: Alto Saxophone Measurements; Tee head, flute designs, cork considerations 5.27-5.28 1976-1977

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Technical Notes: Alto Saxophone Measurements; Tee head, flute designs, cork considerations, 1976-1977

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Technical Notes: Wavelength, multiphonics, flute in F and piccolo, porosity in wall 5.29 1978

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Technical Notes: Wavelength, multiphonics, flute in F and piccolo, porosity in wall, 1978

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Technical Notes: Scales of various flutes, High E modes, jet wave analysis; Intonation studies of Alto Saxophones for Conn Artley Division 5.30-5.31 1979

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Technical Notes: Scales of various flutes, High E modes, jet wave analysis; Intonation studies of Alto Saxophones for Conn Artley Division , 1979

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Technical Notes: Momentum transfer in jet excitation of flute-like instruments; Correspondence with William Strong 5.32-5.33 1979-1980

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Technical Notes: Momentum transfer in jet excitation of flute-like instruments; Correspondence with William Strong , 1979-1980

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Technical Notes: The trumpet as a parametric oscillator; Conical bores, Powell dimensions, blown resonator, E5 tone 5.34-5.35 1981

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Technical Notes: Bore size, mode inharmonicity, recurved head, some flutes; Theobald Boehm and the scale of the modern flute, Part 1 5.36-5.37 1981

Language of Material: English
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Technical Notes: Theobald Boehm and the scale of the modern flute, Part 2. 5.38 1982-1983