This collection, previously acquired by the Becker family of Cincinnati, Ohio, contains reproducing piano rolls; principally in the American popular music genre by contributors such as J. Lawrence Cook, Howard Lutter, Adam Carroll, Frank Milne, Max Kortlander, and others. The majority of these rolls were published by the Ampico, Aeolian, Welte-Mignon licensee, and QRS companies.
The collection contains original and recut piano rolls issued under QRS, Hollywood, Imperial, Eighty-Eight Note, United States Music Company, and other labels of the period. Pianists and piano roll editors include J. Lawrence Cook, Max Korlander, Pete Wendling, Adam Ramet, and Armand Muth among others within the popular music genre. For further detailed information on the piano rolls within this collection, please refer to the draft inventory provided.
This collection contains reproducing and hand-played piano rolls, principally from the Artrio Angelus and QRS publisher labels. Pianists and arrangers of music include Ferdinand Himmelreich, J. Lawrence Cook, Victor Arden, Ethel Leginska, William E. Berge, Max Kortlander, Harold Bauer, and others.