Musical Instruments at the Library of Congress
Acknowledgments and Special Thanks
Musical Instruments at the Library of Congress was made possible by the work of several people at the Library of Congress:
Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, curator for musical instruments, oversaw site development, provided resources, and wrote text for the site, including text about the instruments and the collections.
Philip Kass and John Montgomery contributed text about the stringed instruments and most of the bibliography.
Jon Newsom, former chief of the Music Division, wrote portions of the text.
Michael Zirkle photographed the stringed instruments shown on this site.
Nicholas Kitchen, violinist, recorded performances on five of the violins for the purpose of comparing the sound for this Web site and worked on the editing of the resulting videos. He also wrote essays on the process of recording those, and also on the donation of the Goldberg- Baron Vitta violin to the Library.
Michael Black, Information Technology Services, recorded Kitchen’s performances and aided in editing the video.
The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).
Karen Lund, digital project coordinator, Music Division, oversaw the digital production process and Web site development.
James Wolf, digital conversion specialist, and Jan Lancaster, multimedia specialist, scanned items, transferred files and entered data into the database for the project.
Andrea Matles Savada, collections and services, Library of Congress, edited the text.
Morgan Cundiff, Betsy Miller and Nathan Trail, Network Development and MARC Standards Office (NDMSO), Library of Congress, provided the technical functionality and programming for this Web site.
Betsy Miller, NDMSO, created the Web site design and user interface based on user-centered design principles.
Thanks go to Susan Vita, chief of the Music Division, and to Jan Lauridsen, assistant chief, for their support of the project.