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Encyclopedia of Disc Music Boxes 1881 - 1920
       A History,
          Catalog Raisonné,
                and Appreciation.
                          By Q. David Bowers
                                     An AMICA-International Publication

Q. David Bowers has collected, studied, and enjoyed automatic musical instruments, beginning in 1960. In the intervening years he has written several books on the subject, including A Guide Book of Automatic Musical Instruments (1966), Put Another Nickel In (1968), Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments (1971), and Treasures of Mechanical Music (co-authored with Arthur A. Reblitz, 1981). He has contributed many articles to the journals of the Musical Box Society International and AMICA (Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association), and is one of just four recipients of the Musical Box Society International’s Lifetime Service Award. The author, whose main business over the years has been as a dealer in rare coins, has traveled extensively through America and Europe seeking information relating to automatic musical instruments.



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Clarence Adler
1886-1969
Aaron Copland (left) and Clarence Adler, Lake Placid NY, 1925. Note on the back of the photo: "Finished 'Music for the Theatre' here."

Pauline Alpert (Rodf)
1912-1988

 

Louis Alter
1902-1980

Robert Armbruster
1896-1994

 

Herman (Hi) Babich ("Babit")
1917-
 

 

Edythe Baker Kane
?-1977

Allan Bier
?-1973

Robert W. Billings
1899-1985

Ruth Bingaman
1896-1997

 

Eubie Blake
1883-1983

 

Alexander Brailowsky
1896-1976

Isabelle
Yalkovsky
Byman
1906-1982

 

Elmer F. Brooks
1911-1987

Julius Burger
1897-1995

Adam Carroll
1897-1974

Julias Chaloff
1892-1979

Abram Chasins
1904-1987

Wilbur Chenoweth
1899-1980

Shura Cherkassky
1911-1995

Jan Chiapusso
1890-1969

Zez Confrey
1895-1971

J. Lawrence Cook
1899-1976

Charles Cooper
1888-1971

George Copeland
1882-1971

Emse Dawson
1901-1976

Ursula Dietrich Hollingshead 
1886-1985

 

Lyle Dowey
?-1979

Frederic Dixon
1895-1923

John Duke
1899-1984

Jose Echaniz
1905-1969

Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild
1898-1975

Ted Fiorito
1900-1971

William E. Flynt (2008)

 

Emmett Ford
1914-2009

Rudolph Friml 
1879-1972

Rudolph Ganz
1877-1972

Adam Gawlik
1903-1995

Larry Givens
1937-

Joe Gold
1894-1953

Gitta Gradova (Cottle)
1904-1985

Ferde Grofe
1892-1972

William Haeseler, Jr.
1091-1994

Richard Hageman
1882-1966
See also ...

Francis Hall Ballard
1899-?

"Ethwell" Eddy Hanson
1893-1986

Myra Hess
1890-1965

Clarence N. Hickman
1899-1981

Johnny Honnert
1908-1995

Elmer H. Hunholz
?-?

Gertrude Huntley Durand
1888-1987

Johnny (Malcolm) Johnson
1876-1979

Herman Kortlander 
1900-1987

Frank Laffitte
1901-1982

Carl E. Lamson
1897-1966

Henry Lange
1895-1985

Ethel Leginska
1886-1970

Edwin Lester
1895-1990

Edwin Link
1904-1981

Matilda Locust Hart
?-?

Vincent Lopez
1894-1975

L. Leslie Loth
1888-1975

Dr. Mana-Zucca
1894-1981

Rudy Martin 
1930-

Flora Mora
1894-1987

 

Max Morath
1926-

Mieczyslaw Munz
1900-1976

Conlon Nancarrow
1912-1997

Elly Ney 
1882-1968

Ray Noble
1903-1978

Guiomar Novaes (Pintot)
1895-1979

Erwin Nyiregyhazi
1903-1987

Leo Ornstein
1892-2002

 

Wilfred Pelletier 
1869-1982

Gray Perry
1898-1995

Genevieve Pitot
?-1980

 

Leo Podolsky
1891-1987

John Powell
1882-1963

David Ramey, Sr.

Coming soon ...

Vera Richardson
1883(?)-1978

Claire Rivers (Moody)
1893-?

Douglas Roe
1903-1994

O. Fred Rydeen
1893-1983

Domenico Savino
1888-1973

Carl I. Schneider
?-1976

Germaine Schnitzer
1889-1983

Ray Sion

Coming soon ...

Leonard Smith
1901-1993

Sigmund Spaeth
1885-1965

Earnest L. Stevens
1894-1982

Reginald Stewart
1899-1984

Alexandre Tansman
1897-1986

Ramsi Tick
1925-2000

Donald D. Voorhees
1903-1989

Pete Wendling
1888-1974

Maurice Roy Wetzel
1895-?

Victor I. Zuck
1908-2001

 

 


 
PURPOSE:  To honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the development of the field of mechanical music and the enjoyment of the same.  This contribution can take a number of different forms:

*       As a performer whose performance is recorded on rolls,

*       As an arranger of music for mechanical instruments

*       As a technician actually making the rolls, or designing and/or making the machinery to make rolls,

*       Creating mechanical music instruments,

*       As a historian, researching, writing, and preserving the history of mechanical music and its performers,

*       As a restorer and preserver of mechanical instruments,

*       Anything else that the committee deems significant.


MEMBERSHIP: Members will be selected by the following process:

*       Members will be selected by the Board of Directors from candidates submitted by the Executive Committee.

*       Candidates may be proposed by letter or e-mail, stating their qualifications, by any chapter or five members at large.

*       All current Honorary Members are automatically members and those living will continue to receive the Bulletin and retain all privileges of Honorary Membership.

*       All others who meet the above qualifications and are not currently commercially active may be considered, whether they are members of AMICA or not.

*       There will be no more than two new members per year.

*       New members will be recognized at the Annual Meeting and presented with a suitable certificate.  They will not receive a free Bulletin but will be allowed to attend (at their own expense) the annual convention even if not AMICA members.

 

 

 


 

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