Preliminary Guide to the Hubbard Harpsichord Records
NMAH.AC.1256

Administrative Information

Repository Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History, 2012

P.O. Box 37012
 Suite 1100, MRC 601
 Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
 Phone: 202-633-3270
 archivescenter@si.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The collection was donated by Hendrik Broekman, President, Hubbard Harpsichords, Inc., on September 20, 2011.

Processing Information note

Processed by Sony Prosper (intern), Anne Jones (volunteer), Ramona Williamson (volunteer), Nancy Mulry (volunteer); and Erin Molloy (volunteer); Marian Tatum-Webb (volunteer); Nancy Beardsley (volunteer); Theresa Worden (volunteer); supervised by Vanessa roussard Simmons, archivist, 2012.

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Creator
Frank Hubbard
Title
Hubbard Harpsichord Records
ID
NMAH.AC.1256
Date [bulk]
bulk 1949-2003
Date [inclusive]
1930-2003
Extent
30 Cubic feet; 76 boxes
Language
English
Language of Materials note
Some materials in French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Abstract
The collection documents approximately fifty years of the Hubbard Harpsichord business. The records include correspondence, financial and accounting materials, sales and promotional materials, records, newsletters, dealer files, project files, photographs, research files on European instruments, kit manuals, and design drawings.

Preferred Citation note

Hubbard Harpsichord Records, 1930-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

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Biographical/Historical note

Frank Twombly Hubbard (1920-1976) was an American early instruments maker who with William R. Dowd (1922-2008) and the German harpsichord maker Martin Skowroneck, resurrected historical methods of harpsichord building. Many harpsichord makers in the United States are in debt to Frank Hubbard, his research, and his work with Dowd which became central to the twentieth century revival of harpsichord building in the United States.

Born on May 15, 1920, in New York, Hubbard graduated from Harvard University (Bachelor's, 1942; Master of Arts, 1947). At Harvard, Hubbard met William Dowd (1922-2008) who also had an interest in early instruments. Together they constructed a clavichord, an early stringed keyboard instrument used during the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries. Hubbard and Dowd both decided to leave Harvard to pursue instrument making. In 1947, Dowd went to work with John Challis in Michigan, while Hubbard went to England and became an apprentice at the workshop of Arnold Dolmetsch in Haslemere. Not learning much about the historic harpsichord, Hubbard worked with Hugh Gough in London in 1948. During his one-year stay with Gough, he was able to visit collections of early keyboard instruments around Europe and study the instruments of fifteenth to eighteenth century harpsichord makers.

Hubbard returned to the United States in 1949 and founded a workshop with Dowd, called Hubbard and Dowd, Inc., in Boston, Massachusetts, which was dedicated to building harpsichords on historical principles. Hubbard and Dowd restored harpsichords in public and private collections (including the Smithsonian) which helped improve their own techniques of design and construction. In 1958 the partnership ended and Hubbard formed his own workshop, Frank Hubbard Harpsichords, Inc. on the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dowd opened a larger workshop in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Hubbard held several fellowships--a Fulbright Fellowship (1957), American Philosophical Society Grant (1958) and the Belgium American Educational Foundation CRB Fellowship (1958)--to examine instrument collections in Europe. From 1967 to 1968, he set up the restoration workshop for the Musee Instrumental at the Paris Conservatoire. In the 1970s, he taught courses at Harvard and Boston Universities. Hubbard wrote Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making in 1965. Ralph Kirkpatrick, a harpsichordist, wrote, "Hubbard unquestionably knows more about the history and construction of harpsichords than anyone alive today."

Hubbard developed a harpsichord in 1963 based on a 1769 French harpsichord which was sold as a "do-it-yourself" kit. It included a manual and all the crucial parts. Any person with a good grasp of woodworking and basic knowledge of harpsichord making, with dedication and careful work, was able to produce a fine instrument. Other kit designs followed in subsequent decades, and were marketed and sold under the name of Frank Hubbard Harpsichord Kits, Inc.

Frank Hubbard died on February 26, 1976 in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Operations at the Hubbard shop continued under the direction of Hubbard's wife, Diane Hubbard until 2000. Diane Hubbard died in 2009. Approximately 300 instruments were built in the shop, and nearly 4,000 kits were sold to customers around the world.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection documents the approximately fifty years of the Hubbard Harpsichord business. The records include correspondence, financial and accounting materials, sales and promotional materials, records, newsletters, dealer files, project files, photographs, research files on European instruments, kit manuals, and design drawings.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1949-2003, consists of letters among representatives of the company, individuals, churches, seminary schools, musical societies, companies, universities, harpsichord owners and enthusiasts. The correspondence is rich with information about historical issues, construction techniques, ownership genealogy, the early music movement, and Hubbard's importance to the historical building movement. The correspondence is handwritten and typed. There are some loose papers, notes, and postcards. Requests for information on the harpsichord manual kit, harpsichord purchases, and questions/answers pertaining to the building of harpsichords comprise the majority of the series. There are also invoices, checks, and publications such as the  Wall Street Journal, the  New York Review, and  Saturday Review. Correspondents include the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard University, Yale University, a number of professional harpsichordists, and dealers of the company. The series is arranged in chronological order, then alphabetically by correspondent's last name or business name.

Series 2, Business Files, 1965-2000, is divided into three subseries: Subseries 1, Annual Meetings and Reports, 1965-2000; Subseries 2, Corporate Affairs, 1960-1997, and Subseries 3, Employee Files, 1967-1997.

This series documents both the development of Frank Hubbard Harpsichords Kit, Inc., the company created to sell "do-it-yourself" kits, and Frank T. Hubbard Harpsichords, the finished instruments company. Hubbard headed the finished instruments company, officially established in 1973, until his death, while Lawrence C. Erdmann headed the kits company. The issue of what role the two separate companies should take was a prominent question before and after Hubbard's death. Diane Hubbard, Hubbard's wife, began running the company after Hubbard's death in 1976 until her retirement in 2000. This series is arranged topically, then in chronological order.

Subseries 1, Annual Meetings and Reports, 1965-2000, documents many of the issues the company faced at the corporate level. Minutes, corporate resolutions, and correspondence highlight yearly financial and operational activities, financial and operations projections, consolidation of the two companies, review of leadership positions, proposed investments, incoming stockholders and activities of the board of directors, and acquired leases.

Subseries 2, Corporate Affairs, 1960-1997, includes property leases the company held from its founding at Moody Street in 1959, until the 1980's. This subseries documents stockholder, stock purchases by Phil Cooper, a major shareholder in the company in the 1990's. Other items include the Hubbard Memorial Committee which documents a memorial concert, the establishment of the  Historical Harpsichord Monograph essays, and some of Hubbard's publications. Dr. Howard Schott, author of the Historical Harpsichords series, and Dr. John D. Montgomery, chairman of the Frank Hubbard Memorial Committee are frequent correspondents. A finished instruments schedule documents (Box 21/folder 9), through notes and correspondence, the length of time it took to complete building the harpsichord. The same box holds records of the company's acquisition of a clavichord business (Box 21/folder 10), and a 1997 business plan (Box 21/folder 11).

Subseries 3, Employee Files, 1967-1996, consists of correspondence among representatives of the company, college students searching for internships, and job applicants seeking positions. The materials document the continually changing structure and hierarchy of the company through notes and correspondence. There are materials relating to the employment of Michel Van Hecke, an apprentice craftsman in the late 1960's, and Robert A. Murphy, a piano craftsman, in 1984, which document the company's hiring process over time.

Series 3, Frank Hubbard Harpsichords Kit, Inc., 1964-1997, is divided into three subseries: Subseries 1, Kit Instructions, 1964-1989, undated, Subseries 2, Price Lists and Costs, 1974-1999, undated, and Subseries 3, Catalogues of Hubbard Harpsichords, 1984-1997.

Determined to offer instruments of authenticity and perfection, Hubbard initially created a finished instruments company. In 1963, Hubbard also developed a kit manual which anyone with basic woodworking skills could follow in order to build their own harpsichord. This series is arranged topically, then chronologically.

Subseries 1, Kit Instructions, 1964-1989, undated, consists of the pioneering kit manuals Hubbard promoted while waiting for finished instrument orders. The earliest manual, 1964, is a general purpose harpsichord manual that is most likely an early kit for a French harpsichord. Others include the Flemish harpsichord, fortepiano by Johann Andreas Stein, a German maker of keyboard instruments, English bentside spinet, 17th century Flemish Ottavino, Flemish virginal-museler spinet, and Flentrop chamber organ.

Subseries 2, Price Lists and Costs, 1974-1999, undated, consists of the costs, price, and inventories related to the production of kit manuals.

Subseries 3, Catalogues of Hubbard Harpsichords, 1984-1997, contains Hubbard harpsichord catalogues and price list booklets. Orders for kits are with the packing lists under sales and promotional materials.

Series 4, Research, 1930-1973, is divided into eight subseries: Subseries 1, Notebooks, 1932-1973, undated; Subseries 2, Correspondence and Notes, 1955-1956, undated; Subseries 3 Drawings, 1950-1959; Subseries 4, Publications and Manuscripts, 1930-1974, undated; Subseries 5, Photographs, undated; Subseries 6, Card Files, undated; Subseries 7, Samples, undated; and Subseries 8, Miscellaneous, 1934-1960, undated.

Research files document Hubbard's efforts to perfect his skills building harpsichords in the 1940's and 1950's. Hubbard journeyed to archives in small towns and gathered information there. He also worked as an apprentice at Arnold Dolmetsch's workshop and later with Hugh Gough in England. This research eventually resulted in instruments that had all the qualities of their older models. This series is arranged topically, then chronologically.

Subseries 1, Notebooks, 1932-1973, includes  Work and Ideas of Arnold Dolmestch, which paved the way for building harpsichords based on historical principles. Other notebooks include the Ruckers Taskin (an eighteenth century Flemish harpsichord) and Hubbard’s notebook on the alteration of a Hemsch Harpsichord in 1972. There are some notebooks titled by volume that relate to the Hubbard and Dowd Company.

Subseries 2, Correspondence and Notes, 1955-1961, undated, consists of letters and technical notes such as workshop methods, the Ruckers Taskin, and notes from the Harding Museum. The majority of correspondence and notes are unidentified.

Subseries 3, Drawings, 1950-1959, undated, consists of tracings, rubbings, templates, and Hubbard and Dowd drawings of harpsichord designs and harpsichord parts. Some drawings depict the construction of harpsichords by earlier builders. The drawings are unprocessed.

Subseries 4, Publications and Manuscripts, 1930-1974, undated, includes loose pages of an "Ars Organi sketch," articles by Edwin W. Ripin, and loose pages of the  French Encyclopedia. There are publications in French, such as a biographical note on the "Blanchet" describing Parisian harpsichord makers.   Illustrated London News,  Le Soir Illustre,  Christian Science Monitor, and  Cincinnati Enquirer magazine articles are also included.

Subseries 5, Photographs, undated, consists of unidentified photographs of harpsichords.

Subseries 6, Card Files, undated, consists of index cards documenting instruments examined and instrument makers. There is an index for the cards.

Subseries 7, Samples, undated contains DeQuoco harpsichord iron strings, wood samples, DeQuoco harpsichord wire, and soft iron wire samples.

Subseries 8, Miscellaneous Items, 1934-1960, undated, includes a map of Central Europe, sheet music, museum procedure forms, concert programs, Successor Brocco Instruments, a 1950's instrument maker of the fortepiano, and promotional material for instrument makers.

Series 5, Sales and Promotional Materials, 1961-2000, is divided into six subseries: Series 1, Sales Journals, 1983-1998, Series 2, Instruments on order, 1968-1987, Series 3, Dealer files, 1975-1990, Series 4, Packing lists, 1970-2000, Series 5, Promotional files, 1961-2001, and Series 6, Catalogs of Other Instruments. It is arranged topically then chronologically.

Subseries 1, Sales Journals, 1983-1998, consists of loose pages of expenses and receipts for the instruments produced by the company in the 1980's and 1990's. These include the French harpsichord, the English Bentside Spinet, fortepiano, virginal, ottavino, and organ.

Subseries 2, Instruments on Order, 1968-1987, includes correspondence between representatives of the company and individuals, companies, musical societies, and colleges relating primarily to orders for finished instruments. Requests for kit orders and replacement parts are included. There are also instrument-on-order tracking sheets, invoices, and shipping orders and forms that document the orders that were placed.

Subseries 3, Dealer Files, 1975-1990, contains correspondence between Hubbard representatives and dealers, both domestic and international, who promoted Hubbard harpsichords. The customs broker company, T.D. Downing, is also represented. Other materials include tracking sheets, shipping forms invoices, bills, checks, inventory lists, mail, telegrams, and certificates of insurance between the Hubbard Harpsichords Company and dealers. Dealers include Japanese companies like Arai and Company and German individuals like Klevers. Dealers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and United States are also represented.

Subseries 4, Packing Lists, 1970-2000, consists of the kit orders placed for the French harpsichord, English bentside spinet, fortepiano, virginal, ottavino, and organ the company produced. Some packing lists indicate the number of kits the company packed each year. The numbers on the folders indicate the number of kits produced by the company.

Subseries 5, Promotional Files, 1961-2001, includes correspondence and catalogs from festivals, exhibitions, workshops, and projects that helped the company reach out to the wider public. The Boston Early Music Festival, for which Diane Hubbard was a board member, is well represented. Workshops in skills such as voicing, tuning, repair, and general woodworking classes helped amateur craftsman receive instructions for harpsichord-related activities. The special projects document other activities and venues, such as high school projects, and other activities by the Hubbard's to share their knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, harpsichords.

Subseries 6, Catalogs of Other Instruments, undated, consists of competitors' catalogs for early instruments. Hubbard's notable competitors include Wallace Zuckerman (Zuckerman harpsichords), and Hubbard's former business partner, William Dowd. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by competitor name.

Series 6, Financial Records, 1976-2000, consists of general financial documents, balance sheets, tax information, and payrolls.

Materials include account receivables, kits work in progress, monthly expense budgets, accounts payable, cash disbursements, write-offs and cancellations, bad debts, finished instrument orders and sales, miscellaneous income, monthly totals from sales journals, cash disbursements petty cash statements, kits ordered and shipped, restorations and fixed assets. Balance sheets, tax information, payroll documents, and related income statements complement the general financial documents to document the company's finances. The materials are arranged chronologically, then topically.

Series 7, Legal Records, 1959-1987, undated, consists of memoranda, notes, correspondence, and financial materials relating to legal cases and commercial acquisitions for the Hubbard Harpsichord Company from the 1970's to 1980's. The series is divided into five subseries: Subseries 1, Notes of John Ashby, 1968-1977; Subseries 2, Notes of Henry S. Healy, 1973-1978; Subseries 3, Belt v. Hubbard, 1963-1977; Subseries 4, Correspondence, 1963-1979; and Subseries 5, Acquisitions and Mergers, 1959-1987.

Subseries 1, Notes of John Ashby, 1968-1977, consists of notes of the company's lead attorney John H. Ashby pertaining to legal agreements between Hubbard and Erdmann, Hubbard's estate,  Belt v. Hubbard, and general financial matters.

Subseries 2, Notes of Henry S. Healy, 1973-1978, consists of the notes of Henry S. Healy regarding the company's acquisition of commercial real estate and leases.

Subseries 3, Belt v. Hubbard, 1963-1977, consists of correspondence, memos, notes, affidavits, pleading matters, and pending matters used in the  Belt v. Hubbard case.

Subseries 4, Correspondence, 1963-1979, consists of general correspondence. Wallets five through nine deal with merger acquisitions and sublease agreements during the 1970's and 1980's. Reviews of the company's financial operations are included in accountant reports, tax returns, and documents for the board of directors meetings.

Series 8, Soundboard Newsletters, 1979-1999, consists of a yearly newsletter with information about the company's activities for harpsichord enthusiasts.

Series 9, Photographs, 1968-1993, undated, consists of two albums of harpsichord photos and slides at events and concert halls.

Series 10, Drawings, undated (unprocessed)

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged into nine series.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1949-2003

Series 2, Business Files, 1965-2000

Subseries 1, Annual meetings and reports, 1965-2000

Subseries 2, Corporate Affairs, 1960-1997

Subseries 3, Employee Files, 1967-1996

Series 3, Frank Hubbard Harpsichord Kits, Inc., 1964-1997, undated

Subseries 1, Kit Instructions, 1964-1989, undated

Subseries 2, Price lists and costs, 1974-1999, undated

Subseries 3, Instruments on order, 1968-1987

Subseries 4, Catalogues of Hubbard Harpsichords, 1984-1997

Series 4, Research, 1930-1974

Subseries 1, Notebooks, 1932-1973, undated

Subseries 2, Correspondence and Notes, 1955-1961, undated

Subseries 3, Drawings, 1950-1959, undated (partially processed)

Subseries 4, Publications and Manuscripts, 1930-1974, undated

Subseries 5, Photographs, undated

Subseries 6, Card Files, undated

Subseries 7, Samples, undated

Subseries 8, Miscellaneous, 1934-1960, undated

Series 5, Sales and Promotional Materials, 1961-2001, undated

Subseries 1, Sales Journals, 1983-1998

Subseries 2, Dealer Files, 1975-1990

Subseries 3, Instruments on Order, 1968-1987

Subseries 4, Packing Lists, 1970-2000

Subseries 5, Promotional Files, 1961-2001

Subseries 6, Catalogs of Other Instruments, undated

Series 6, Financial Records, 1976-2000

Series 7, Legal Records, 1959-1987, undated

Subseries 1, Notes of John Ashby, 1968-1977

Subseries 2, Notes of Henry S. Healy, 1973-1978

Subseries 3, Belt v. Hubbard Materials, 1963-1977

Subseries 4, Correspondence, 1963-1979

Subseries 5, Acquisitions and Mergers, 1959-1987

Series 8, Soundboard Newsletters, 1979-1999

Series 9, Photographs, 1968-1993, undated

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Materials at the National Museum of American History

Materials in the Archives Center

Dowd Harpsichord Collection, 1949-1997 (AC0593)

The Division of Culture and the Arts

The division has a Hubbard clavichord and harpsichords built by other makers.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Hubbard Harpsichords, Inc.

Genre(s)

  • Account books--20th century.
  • Business records--20th century.
  • Correspondence--20th century
  • Design drawings--20th century
  • Financial records--20th century.
  • Legal documents--20th century
  • Manuals
  • Newsletters--20th century
  • Photographs--1950-2000.
  • Project files
  • Research--20th century

Geographic Name(s)

  • Framingham (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts

Subject(s)

  • Harpsichord
  • Harpsichord makers
  • Musical instrument makers
  • Musical instruments

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Collection stored off-site. Arrangements must be made with the Archives Center staff two weeks prior to a scheduled research visit.

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Bibliography

http://www.hubharp.com (accessed on August 8, 2012)

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1: Correspondence, 1949-2003

This series consists of letters among representatives of the company, individuals, churches, seminary schools, musical societies, companies, universities, harpsichord owners and enthusiasts. The correspondence is rich with information about historical issues, construction techniques, ownership genealogy, the early music movement, and Hubbard's importance to the historical building movement. The correspondence is handwritten and typed. There are some loose papers, notes, and postcards. Requests for information on the harpsichord manual kit, harpsichord purchases, and questions/answers pertaining to the building of harpsichords comprise the majority of the series. There are also invoices, checks, and publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the  New York Review,  Saturday Review. Correspondents include the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard University, Yale University, a number of professional harpsichordists, and dealers of the company, to name a few. The series is arranged in chronological order, then alphabetically by correspondent's last name or business name.

Box Folder

A, 1952-1956

1 1

B, 1951-1955

1 2

C, 1949-1954

1 3

D, 1951-1955

1 4

E, 1953

1 5

F, 1950-1955

1 6

G, 1949-1956

1 7

H, 1949-1955

1 8

J, 1950-1955

1 9

K, 1950-1955

1 10

L, 1949-1955

1 11

M, 1949-1955

1 12

N, 1949-1955

1 13

P, 1950-1955

1 14

Q, 1953-1954

1 15

R, 1949-1955

1 16

S, 1949-1954

1 17

T, 1951-1952

1 18

U-V, 1950-1954

1 19

W-Z, 1949-1955

1 20

A, 1956

2 1

B, 1956

2 2

C, 1956

2 3

D, 1956

2 4

E, 1956

2 5

F, 1956

2 6

G, 1956

2 7

H, 1956

2 8

K, 1956

2 9

M, 1956

2 10

N, 1956

2 11

O, 1956

2 12

P, 1956

2 13

R, 1956

2 14

S, 1956

2 15

T, 1956

2 16

W, 1956

2 17

Y, 1956

2 18

A, 1957-1958

2 19

B, 1957-1958

2 20

C, 1957

2 21

D, 1957

2 22

F, 1957

2 23

G, 1957

2 24

H, 1957

2 25

J, 1957

2 26

K, 1957

2 27

L, 1957

2 28

M, 1957

2 29

N, 1957

2 30

O, 1957

2 31

P, 1957

2 32

R, 1957

2 33

S, 1957

2 34

T, 1957

2 35

W, 1957

2 36

Y, 1957

2 37

B, 1958

3 1

D, 1958

3 2

E, 1958

3 3

F, 1958

3 4

G, 1958

3 5

H, 1958

3 6

K, 1958

3 7

L, 1958

3 8

M, 1958

3 9

N, 1958

3 10

P, 1958

3 11

R, 1958

3 12

S, 1958

3 13

T, 1958

3 14

W, 1957-1958

3 15

A, 1959

3 16

B, 1957-1959

3 17

C, 1958-1959

3 18

D, 1956-1959

3 19

E, 1958-1959

3 20

G, 1958-1959

3 21

H, 1958-1959

3 22

K, 1958-1959

3 23

M, 1958-1959

3 24

N, 1958-1959

3 25

P, 1958-1959

3 26

R, 1958-1959

3 27

S, 1958-1959

3 28

T, 1958-1959

3 29

W, 1958-1959

3 30

Z, 1958-1959

3 31

A, 1960-1961

4 1

B, 1960-1961

4 2

C, 1960-1961

4 3

D, 1960-1961

4 4

F, 1960-1961

4 5

G, 1960-1961

4 6

H, 1960-1961

4 7

I, 1960-1961

4 8

K, 1960-1961

4 9

L, 1960-1961

4 10

M, 1960-1961

4 11

N, 1960-1961

4 12

O, 1960-1961

4 13

P, 1960-1961

4 14

R, 1960-1961

4 15

S, 1960-1961

4 16

T, 1960-1961

4 17

V, 1960-1961

4 18

W, 1960-1961

4 19

Y-Z, 1960-1961

4 20

A, 1962-1963

4 21

B, 1962-1963

4 22

C, 1962-1963

4 23

D, 1962-1963

5 1

E, 1962-1963

5 2

F, 1962-1963

5 3

G, 1962-1963

5 4

H, 1962-1963

5 5

I, 1962-1963

5 6

J, 1962-1963

5 7

K, 1962-1963

5 8

L, 1962-1963

5 9

M, 1962-1963

5 10

N, 1962-1963

5 11

O, 1962-1963

5 12

P, 1962-1963

5 13

R, 1962-1963

5 14

S, 1962-1963

5 15

T, 1962-1963

5 16

U, 1962-1963

5 17

V, 1962-1963

5 18

W, 1962-1963

5 19

Y-Z, 1962-1963

5 20

A, 1963-1964

6 1

B, 1964

6 2

C, 1964

6 3

D, 1964

6 4

E, 1964

6 5

F, 1964

6 6

G, 1964

6 7

H, 1964

6 8

J, 1964

6 9

K, 1964

6 10

L, 1964

6 11

M, 1964

6 12

Mc, 1964

6 13

N, 1964

6 14

O, 1964

6 15

P, 1964

6 16

R, 1964

6 17

S, 1964

6 18

T, 1964

6 19

U, 1964

6 20

W, 1964

6 21

Z, 1964

6 22

A, 1965

6 23

B, 1965

6 24

C, 1965

6 25

D, 1965

6 26

E, 1965

7 1

F, 1965

7 2

G, 1965

7 3

H, 1965

7 4

I-J, 1965

7 5

K, 1965

7 6

L, 1965

7 7

M, 1965

7 8

N, 1965

7 9

O, 1965

7 10

P, 1965

7 11

R, 1965

7 12

S, 1965

7 13

T, 1965

7 14

U, 1965

7 15

V, 1965

7 16

W, 1965

7 17

Y-Z, 1965

7 18

A, 1966

7 19

B, 1966

7 20

C, 1966

8 1

D, 1966

8 2

E, 1966

8 3

F, 1966

8 4

G, 1966

8 5

H, 1966

8 6

I, 1966

8 7

J, 1966

8 8

K, 1966

8 9

L, 1966

8 10

M, 1966

8 11

Mc, 1966

8 12

N, 1966

8 13

O, 1966

8 14

P, 1966

8 15

R, 1966

8 16

S, 1966

8 17

T, 1966

8 18

U, 1966

8 19

V, 1966

8 20

W, 1966

8 21

Y, 1966

9 1

Z, 1966

9 2

A, 1967

9 3

B, 1967

9 4

C, 1967

9 5

D, 1967

9 6

E, 1967

9 7

F, 1967

9 8

G, 1967

9 9

H, 1967

9 10

I, 1967

9 11

J, 1967

9 12

K, 1967

9 13

L, 1967

9 14

M, 1967

9 15

Mc, 1967

9 16

N, 1967

9 17

O, 1967

9 18

P, 1967

9 19

Q, 1967

10 1

R, 1967

10 2

S, 1967

10 3

T, 1967

10 4

U, 1967

10 5

V, 1967

10 6

W-Z, 1967

10 7

A, 1968

10 8

B, 1968

10 9

C, 1968

10 10

D, 1968

10 11

E, 1968

10 12

F, 1968

10 13

G, 1968

10 14

H, 1968

10 15

I, 1968

10 16

K, 1968

10 17

L, 1968

10 18

M, 1968

10 19

N, 1968

10 20

O, 1968

10 21

P, 1968

10 22

R, 1968

10 23

S, 1968

10 24

T, 1968

11 1

U, 1968

11 2

V, 1968

11 3

W, 1968

11 4

Y-Z, 1968

11 5

A, 1969

11 6

B, 1969

11 7

C, 1969

11 8

D, 1969

11 9

E, 1969

11 10

F, 1969

11 11

G, 1969

11 12

H, 1969

11 13

I-J, 1969

11 14

K, 1969

11 15

L, 1969

11 16

M-Mc, 1969

11 17

N-O, 1969

11 18

P, 1969

11 19

R, 1969

11 20

S, 1969

11 21

T-V, 1969

11 22

W, 1969

11 23

Y-Z, 1969

11 24

A, 1970

11 25

B, 1970

11 26

C, 1970

11 27

D, 1970

11 28

E, 1970

11 29

F, 1970

11 30

G, 1970

11 31

H, 1970

12 1

I, 1970

12 2

J, 1970

12 3

K, 1970

12 4

L, 1970

12 5

Mc, 1970

12 6

M, 1970

12 7

N, 1970

12 8

O, 1970

12 9

P, 1970

12 10

R, 1970

12 11

S, 1970

12 12

T, 1970

12 13

U, 1970

12 14

V, 1970

12 15

W, 1970

12 16

X-Z, 1970

12 17

A, 1971

12 18

B, 1971

12 19

C, 1971

12 20

D, 1971

12 21

E, 1971

12 22

F, 1971

12 23

G, 1971

12 24

H, 1971

12 25

I-J, 1971

12 26

K, 1971

12 27

L, 1971

12 28

M-Mc, 1971

12 29

N-O, 1971

12 30

P-Q, 1971

12 31

R, 1971

13 1

S, 1971

13 2

T-V, 1971

13 3

W-Z, 1971

13 4

A, 1972

13 5

B, 1972

13 6

C, 1972

13 7

D, 1972

13 8

E, 1972

13 9

F, 1972

13 10

G, 1972

13 11

H, 1972

13 12

J, 1972

13 13

K, 1972

13 14

L, 1972

13 15

M, 1972

14 1

N, 1972

14 2

O, 1972

14 3

P, 1972

14 4

R, 1972

14 5

S, 1972

14 6

T, 1972

14 7

U, 1972

14 8

V, 1972

14 9

W, 1972

14 10

X-Z, 1972

14 11

A, 1977-1979

14 12

B, 1976-1979

14 13

C, 1977-1979

14 14

D-E, 1975-1978

15 1

F, 1977-1979

15 2

G, 1976-1979

15 3

H, 1976-1978

15 4

I-J, 1977-1978

15 5

K, 1977-1978

15 6

L, 1977-1978

15 7

M-Mc, 1976-1979

15 8

N, 1977

15 9

O, 1977-1978

15 10

P, 1977-1978

15 11

R, 1977-1979

15 12

S, 1977-1979

15 13

T, 1976-1978

15 14

U-V, 1977-1979

15 15

W-Z, 1977-1978

15 16

A, 1980-1982

15 17

B, 1980-1982

16 1

C, 1980-1982

16 2

D, 1980-1982

16 3

E-F, 1980-1982

16 4

G, 1980-1982

16 5

H, 1980-1982

16 6

J-L, 1980-1982

16 7

M, 1980-1982

16 8

N-O, 1980-1982

16 9

P, 1980-1982

16 10

S, 1980-1982

16 11

T-V, 1980-1982

16 12

W-Y, 1980-1982

16 13

D, 1982

16 14

E, 1982-1984

16 15

F, 1982

16 16

G, 1983-1992

16 17

H, undated

16 18

I, 1981-1982

16 19

K, 1982-1983

16 20

L, 1982-1990

16 21

M, 1982-1984

16 22

Q, undated

16 23

S, 1982-1983

16 24

W, 1981-1984

16 25

X-Z, 1983-1984

16 26

U, 1986

16 27

Alimond and Korbet, 1966-1969

17 1

Boston Camerata, 1990

17 2

Buffo, Eugenio, 1968-1976

17 3

Burton, Herbert, 1966-1971

17 4

Erickson-Bloch, Susan, 1976-1978

17 5

Laukhuff, August, 1974-1975

17 6

Miller, Ramsey, 1983

17 7

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1981-1986

17 8

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1986-1992

17 9

Sarah Lawrence College/Egbert Ennulat, 1966-1969

17 10

University of Kansas, 1967-1969

17 11

Uys, Francois, 1984-1985

17 12

Wolf, Barbara, 1992

17 13

General, 2002-2003

17 14

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 Series 2: Business Files, 1965-2000

This series is divided into three subseries: Subseries 1, Annual Meetings and Reports, 1965-2000; Subseries 2, Corporate Affairs, 1960-1997, and Subseries 3, Employee Files, 1967-1997. This series documents both the development of Frank Hubbard Harpsichords Kit, Inc., the company created to sell "do-it-yourself" kits, and Frank T. Hubbard Harpsichords, the finished instruments company. Hubbard headed the finished instruments company, officially established in 1973, until his death, while Lawrence C. Erdmann headed the kits company. The issue of what role the two separate companies should take was a prominent question before and after Hubbard's death. Diane Hubbard, Hubbard's wife, began running the company after Hubbard's death in 1976 until her retirement in 2000. This series is arranged topically, then in chronological order.

 Subseries 1: Annual Meetings and Reports, 1967-2000

The subseries documents many of the issues the company faced at the corporate level. Minutes, corporate resolutions, and correspondence highlight yearly financial and operational activities, financial and operations projections, consolidation of the two companies, review of leadership positions, proposed investments, incoming stockholders and members for the board of directors, and acquired leases.

Box Folder

Annual meeting of board of directors, minutes, 1965

18 1

Annual meeting of board of directors, 1967

18 2

Annual meeting and annual report, 1980

18 4

Annual meeting and annual report, 1969-1970, 1972

18 3

Annual meeting and annual report, 1981

18 5

Annual meeting and annual report, 1982

18 6

Annual meeting and annual report, 1983

18 7

Annual meeting and annual report, 1984

18 8

Annual meeting and annual report, 1985

18 9

Annual report and annual meeting, 1986

18 10

Annual report and annual meeting, 1987

18 11

Annual report and annual meeting, 1989

18 12

Annual report and annual meeting, 1990

18 13

Annual report and annual meeting, 1991

18 14

Annual report and annual meeting, 1992

18 15

Annual report and annual meeting, 1993

18 16

Annual report and annual meeting, 1994

18 17

Annual report and annual meeting, 1996

18 18

Annual report and annual meeting, 1997

18 19

Annual report and annual meeting, 1998

18 20

Annual report and annual meeting, 2000

19 1

 Subseries 2: Corporate Affairs, 1960, 1982-1997

This subseries includes property leases the company held from its founding at Moody Street in 1959, until the 1980's. This subseries documents stockholder, stock purchases by Phil Cooper, a major shareholder in the company in the 1990's. Other items include the Hubbard Memorial Committee which documents a memorial concert, the establishment of the Historical Harpsichord Monograph essays, and some of Hubbard's publications. Dr. Howard Schott, author of the Historical Harpsichords series, and Dr. John D. Montgomery, chairman of the Frank Hubbard Memorial Committee are frequent correspondents. A finished instruments schedule documents (Box 21/folder 9), through notes and correspondence, the length of time it took to complete building the harpsichord. The same box holds records of the company's acquisition of a clavichord business (Box 21/folder 10), and a 1997 business plan (Box 21/folder 11).

Box Folder

Lease information for 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1960

19 2

Lease of 144 Moody Street, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1982-1983

19 3-4

Renewal of lease for 144 Moody Street, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1987

19 5

Stock purchase agreement, Philip Cooper, 1992-1998

19 6-11

Termination of stock purchase agreement with Philip Cooper, 1998-1999

19 12-13

Board of director's special meeting for the private offering of Diane Hubbard's share in company, 1999

19 14-16

Hubbard Memorial Committee, 1977-1983

20 1-3

Trust agreement between Frank Hubbard Harpsichords Inc. and Austin S. Ashley, 1962

20 4

Appointment of Jane Steinberg as assistant to the president, 1966

20 5

Company van, 1976-1977

20 6

Corporate affairs, 1977-1981

20 7-8

Finished instrument schedule, 1980-1986

20 9

Acquisition of clavichord business, 1990

20 10

Business plan, 1997

20 11

 Subseries 3: Employee Files, 1967-1996

The subseries consists of correspondence among representatives of the company, college students searching for internships, and job applicants seeking positions. The materials document the continually changing structure and hierarchy of the company through notes and correspondence. There are materials relating to the employment of Michel Van Hecke, an apprentice craftsman in the late 1960's, and Robert A. Murphy, a piano craftsman, in 1984, which document the company's hiring process over time.

Box Folder

Michel Von Hecke, 1967-1970

21 1

Personnel correspondence, 1973-1986

21 2

Schedules, 1976

21 3

Job descriptions and job applicants, 1977-1996

21 4-10

Robert A. Murphy, 1984

21 11

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 Series 3: Frank Hubbard Harpsichord Kits, Inc., 1964-1997, undated

This series is divided into three subseries: Subseries 1, Kit Instructions, 1964-1989, undated, Subseries 2, Price Lists and Costs, 1974-1999, undated, and Subseries 3, Catalogues of Hubbard Harpsichords, 1984-1997. Determined to offer instruments of authenticity and perfection, Hubbard initially created a finished instruments company. In 1963, Hubbard also developed a kit manual which anyone with basic woodworking skills could follow in order to build their own harpsichord. This series is arranged topically, then chronologically.

 Subseries 1: Kit Instructions, 1964-1989, undated

The subseries consists of the pioneering kit manuals Hubbard promoted while waiting for finished instrument orders. The earliest manual, 1964, is a general purpose harpsichord manual that is most likely an early kit for a French harpsichord. Others include the Flemish harpsichord, fortepiano by Johann Andreas Stein, a German maker of keyboard instruments, English bentside spinet, 17th century Flemish Ottavino, Flemish virginal-museler spinet, and Flentrop chamber organ.

Box Folder

Harpsichord kit instructions, 1964

22 1

Harpsichord kit instructions, 1969

22 2

Harpsichord kit instructions, 1970

22 3

18th century French harpsichord kit instructions, 1973

22 4

18th century French harpsichord in kit form, 1975

22 5

Fortepiano after Johann Andreas Stein, Augsburg, 1784, in kit form, 1975

22 6

Flemish harpsichord kit instructions, 1976

22 7

English bentside spinet kit Instructions, 1976

22 8

18th century French harpsichord in kit form, 1979

22 9

17th century Flemish ottavino in kit form, 1980

23 1

17th century Flemish virginal-miselar and spinet in kit form, 1980

23 2

17th century French harpsichord in kit form, 1984

23 3

English bentside spinet kit instructions, 1985

23 4

Flemish single-manual harpsichord in kit form, 1989

23 5

17th century Flemish ottavino in kit form, 1989

23 6

Flentrop chamber organ kit instructions, undated

23 7

 Subseries 2: Price Lists and Costs, 1974-1999, undated

The subseries consists of the costs, price, and inventories related to the production of kit manuals.

Box Folder

Price list for harpsichord kit instruments, 1974-1979

23 8

French single manual harpsichord costs, 1977

23 9
Binder Folder

English bentside spinet costs, 1977

23 10

Kit company inventory, 1980

23 11
Box Folder

Price list for French double manual harpsichord kits, 1980

23 12

Instrument sales inventories, 1981-1982

23 13

Price lists for harpsichord kit instruments, 1982

24 1

Dealer price lists, 1982-1987

24 2

Proposed French and Flemish single manual kits, 1983

24 3

Price lists of harpsichord kit instruments, 1985-1987

24 4-5

Viiennese fortepiano kit costs, 1985

24 6

Flemish harpsichord kit, 1986

24 7

Price lists for instrument kits, 1988-1990

24 8

Costing studies, price lists, and marketing plan, 1989-1990

24 9

Pedal harpsichord kit costs, 1990

24 10

Pricing studies memo, 1992, 1998-1999

24 11

Flemish harpsichord kit costs, undated

24 12

French double and French single costs, undated

24 13

Ottavino costs, undated

24 14

 Subseries 3: Catalogues of Hubbard Harpsichords, 1984-1997

The subseries contains Hubbard harpsichord catalogues and price list booklets. Orders for kits are with the packing lists under sales and promotional materials.

Box Folder

Harpsichord kit instruments, 1984-1997

27 1-4

Advertising, 1988

27 5

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 Series 4: Research, 1951-1970, undated

This series is divided into eight subseries: Subseries 1, Notebooks, 1932-1973, undated, Subseries 2, Correspondence and Notes, 1955-1956, undated, Subseries 3 Drawings, 1950-1959, Subseries 4, Publications and Manuscripts, 1930-1974, undated, Subseries 5, Photographs, undated, Subseries 6, Card Files, undated, Subseries 7, Samples, undated, and Subseries 8, Miscellaneous, 1934-1960, undated. Research files document Hubbard's efforts to perfect his skills building harpsichords in the 1940's and 1950's. Hubbard journeyed to archives in small towns and gathered information there. He also worked as an apprentice at Arnold Dolmetsch's workshop and later with Hugh Gough in England. This research eventually resulted in instruments that had all the qualities of their older models. This series is arranged topically, then chronologically.

 Subseries 1: Notebooks, 1932-1973, undated

The subseries includes Work and Ideas of Arnold Dolmestch, which paved the way for building harpsichords based on historical principles. Other notebooks include the Ruckers Taskin (an eighteenth century Flemish harpsichord) and Hubbard’s notebook on the alteration of a Hemsch Harpsichord in 1972. There are some notebooks titled by volume that relate to the Hubbard and Dowd Company.

Box Folder

The work and ideas of Arnold Dolmetsch, 1932

27 7

Anthroplogy notes, 1944

27 8

Volume I, 1948

27 9

Volume II and Volume IV, 1949

27A 1

Hubbard and Dowd, 1949-1957

27A 2

Volume V, 1950

27A 3

Hubbard and Dowd, construction on French harpsichord, 1950

27A 4

Hubbard and Dowd, soundbook and order book, 1950, 1957

27A 5

Volume VI, Paris, 1955

28 1

Volume VII, 1956

28 2

Kirchsman shop book, virginal diary, 1959

28 3

Paris, 1967

28 4

Ruckers Taskin, 1970

28 5

Hemsch book: alteration of 1972, 1972

28 6

History of musical instruments, 1973

28 7

Volume VI, undated

29 1

Volume VII, French harpsichord manual, undated

29 2

Flanders, undated

29 3

Soundboard, bureau, quality control, undated

29 4

Hubbard and Dowd, German harpsichord, undated

29 5

 Subseries 2: Correspondence and Notes, 1955-1961, undated

The subseries consists consists of letters and technical notes such as workshop methods, the Ruckers Taskin, and notes from the Harding Museum. The majority of correspondence and notes are unidentified.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1956-1961

29 6

General notes and outlines, undated

29 7

Technical charts and graphs, undated

29 8

Technical notes and information, undated

29 9

Technical notes from Harding Museum, undated

29 10

Technical notes on Ruckers Taskin, undated

29 11

Technical information on instruments, undated

29 12

Worskshop methods, undated

29 13

Correspondence, 1955

66 4
Binder Folder

Correspondence, 1956

67 1

On harpsichords, 1956

67 2

 Subseries 3: Drawings (partially processed), 1950-1959, undated

The subseries documents, through tracing, rubbings, and templates, harpsichord designs of Hubbard and Dowd drawings and harpsichord parts. Some drawings depict the construction of harpsichords by earlier builders. The drawings are unprocessed.

Box Folder

Drawings of harpsichords, undated

29 14

Drawings, tracings, and rubbings, undated

29 15

Drawings, tracings, and rubbings, undated

29 16

Drawings of harpsichord parts, undated

29 17

Technical drawings of harpsichord parts, undated

29 18

Hubbard and Dowd drawings, 1950, 1959

66 1

Hubbard and Dowd drawings, 1954, 1956

66 2

Drawings and tracings, undated

66 3

Drawing (template) of parts of a harpsichord, undated

66 5

Drawing (template) of parts of a harpsichord, undated

66 6

Drawing (template), undated

66 7

Drawing (template), undated

66 8

Hubbard and Dowd drawings, undated

67 3

Harpsichord drawings, undated

67 4

Drawings (templates), Undated

67 5

Drawings (unprocessed)


  Map-case Drawer Folder
Graphic materials   XX XX 1-4
  Box
Graphic materials   A-K

 Subseries 4: Publications and Manuscripts, 1930-1974, undated

The subseries includes loose pages of an "Ars Organi" sketch, articles by Edwin W. Ripin, and loose pages of the French Encyclopedia. There are publications in French, such as a biographical note on the "Blanchet" describing Parisian harpsichord makers. Illustrated London News,  Le Soir Illustre,  Christian Science Monitor, and  Cincinnati Enquirer articles are also included.

Box Folder

Excerpts of construction techniques for Bass Viola da Gamba, 1969

29 19

Loose pages of "Ars Organi" sketches and notations on reverses, undated

29 20

Bending Wood with Anhydrous Ammonia, undated

29 21

General music publications, 1970, undated

30 1

Photocopied excerpts from Dutch work on harpsichords, undated

30 2

Photocopied pages from two 18th century volumes in French, undated

30 3

"Ruckers simple artisan ou geometre savant" (manuscript article), undated

30 4

Museum publications, 1950s, undated

30 5

Publications in French, 1969, 1970, undated

30 6

Publications in German, 1970, undated

30 7

Publications in Italian, 1970, undated

30 8

Publications in Spanish, 1974

30 9

Publication on Ruckers harpsichord, undated

30 10

Publications on construction, undated

30 11

Articles by Edwin W. Ripin, 1970s

30 12

German manuscripts, undated

30 13

Magazine articles, 1947, 1953

30 14

Manuscript article on the early clavichord, 1967

30 15

Manuscript on Dutch harpsichords, 1965

30 16

Manuscript on Elizabethan drama by Frank Hubbard, undated

30 17

Manuscript about French harpsichords by Frank Hubbard, undated

30 18

Manuscript on Benton Fletcher Collection, undated

30 19

Manuscript on "Angelic harpsichords", undated

30 20

Biographical note on the Blanchet Parisian harpsichord makers in French, undated

30 21

Manuscript on clavichord construction, undated

30 22

Partial manuscript on harpsichords, in French and English, undated

30 23

Manuscript on "Virginal" first draft, undated

30 24

Loose pages from French Encyclopedia, photostats, undated

66 9

A Summary Introduction to the History of the Harpsichord, undated

67 6

"A Page for Collectors," Illustrated London News, 1930

67 7

Le Soir Illustre, 1935

67 8

"The Harpsichord is Patrician," Christian Science Monitor, 1952

67 9

Article about Harlan HubbardCincinnati Enquirer, 1956

67 10

 Subseries 5: Photographs, undated

The subseries consists of unidentified photographs of harpsichords.

Box Folder

Howard Graves harpsichord, undated

31 1

Various single-manual harpsichords, undated

31 2

Various drawings, undated

31 3

Various drawings and negatives of harpsichords, undated

31 4

 Subseries 6: Card Files, undated

The subseries consists of index cards documenting instruments examined and instrument makers. There is an index for the cards.

Box

Instruments examined, undated

68

Instrument makers, undated

69

 Subseries 7: Samples, undated

The subseries contains DeQuoco harpsichord iron strings, wood samples, DeQuoco harpsichord wire, and soft iron wire samples.

Box Folder

DeQuoco harpsichord iron strings, undated

70 1

Wood samples, undated

70 2

17th century DeQuoco harpsichod wire, undated

71 1

17th century soft iron wire, undated

71 2

 Subseries 8: Miscellaneous, 1934-1960, undated

The subseries includes a map of Central Europe, sheet music, museum procedure forms, concert programs, Successor Brocco Instruments, a 1950's instrument maker of the fortepiano, and promotional material for instrument makers.

Box Folder

Concert programs, 1934, 1960, undated

31 5

Instrument makers promotional materials, circa 1934-circa 1953

31 6

Successor Brocco instruments, 1955

31 7

Sheet music, undated

31 8

Museum procedure forms, undated

31 9

Map of Central Europe, 1939

66 10

Boston Music Company (large envelope), undated

67 11
Box

Burton Harpsichord piece

67

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 Series 5: Sales and Promotional Materials, 1961-2001

This series is divided into six subseries: Series 1, Sales Journals, 1983-1998, Series 2, Instruments on order, 1968-1987, Series 3, Dealer files, 1975-1990, Series 4, Packing lists, 1970-2000, Series 5, Promotional files, 1961-2001, and Series 6, Catalogs of Other Instruments. It is arranged topically, then chronologically.

 Subseries 1: Sales Journals, 1983-1998

The subseries consists of loose pages of expenses and receipts for instruments produced by the company in the 1980s and 1990s. They are the French harpsichord, the English bentside spinet, fortepiano, virginal, ottavino, and organ.

Box Folder

Sales journal, 1983

72 1

Sales journal, 1984

72 2

Sales journal, 1985

72 3

Sales journal, 1986

72 4

Sales journal, 1987

72 5

Sales journal, 1988

72 6

Sales journal, 1989

72 7

Sales journal, 1990

73 1

Sales journal, 1991

73 2

Sales journal, 1992

73 3

Sales journal, 1993

73 4

Sales journal, 1994

73 5

Sales journal, 1995

73 6

Sales journal, 1996

73 7

Sales journal, 1997

73 8

Sales journal, 1998

73 9

 Subseries 2: Instruments on Order, 1968-1987

The subseries includes correspondence between representatives of the company and individuals, companies, musical societies, and colleges relating primarily to orders for finished instruments. Requests for kit orders and replacement parts are included. There are also instrument-on-order tracking sheets, invoices, and shipping orders and forms that document the orders that were placed.

Box Folder

A, 1979

25 1

B, 1976-1981

25 2

C, 1977-1982

25 3

D, 1977-1982

25 4

Dollars, Louis, 1985

25 5

E, 1981-1982

25 6

F, 1975-1982

25 7

G, 1971-1981

25 8

H, 1977-1983

25 9

I, 1978-1979

25 10

J, 1979-1982

25 11

Jaffe, 1981

25 12

K, 1978-1981

25 13

L, 1979-1982

25 14

M, 1979-1982

25 15

N, 1978-1982

25 16

O, 1974-1980

25 17

P, 1974-1982

25 18

R, 1975-1982

25 19

S, 1977-1982

25 20

T, 1979-1981

26 1

U, 1979-1980

26 2

V, 1968-1978

26 3

W, 1975-1981

26 4

Y-Z, 1971-1981

26 5

Shipping, 1978-1985

26 6-10

Time estimates and logs, 1971-1973

26 11

Organ kit orders, 1976-1977

26 12

Kit orders and options, 1982-1985

26 13

Instrument order tracking sheets, 1985-1987

26 14

 Subseries 3: Dealer Files, 1975-1990

The subseries contains correspondence between Hubbard representatives and dealers, both domestic and international, who promoted Hubbard harpsichords. The customs broker company, T.D. Downing, is also represented. Other materials include tracking sheets, shipping forms invoices, bills, checks, inventory lists, mail, telegrams, and certificates of insurance between the Hubbard Harpsichords Company and dealers. Dealers include Japanese companies like Arai and Company and German individuals like Klevers. Dealers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and United States are also represented.

Box Folder

Arai and Company, 1976

31 10

Arai and Company, 1977

31 11

Arai and Company, 1978

31 12

Arai and Company, 1979

31 13

Arai and Company, 1980

31 14

Arai and Company, 1982

31 15

Arai and Company, 1983

31 16

Arai and Company, 1984

31 17

Arai and Company, 1985

31 18

Arai and Company, 1986

31 19

Charnoz, Gerard, 1979-1981

31 20

Charnoz, Gerard, 1978

31 21

Charnoz, Gerard

31 22

Charnoz, Gerard, 1977

31 23

Cmakoff, Jean Pierre, 1982

31 24

Cmakoff, Jean Pierre, 1983

31 25

Cmakoff, Jean Pierre, 1984

31 26

Cmakoff, Jean Pierre, 1985-1986

31 27

AB Clavecin, 1977

31 28

AB Clavecin, 1977-1978

32 1

AB Clavecin, 1979

32 2

AB Clavecin, 1980

32 3

AB Clavecin, 1982

32 4

AB Clavecin, 1983

32 5

AB Clavecin, 1984

32 6

AB Clavecin, 1985-1989

32 7

Dallaire, 1986

32 8

Davies, Robert P., 1975

32 9

Davies, Robert P., 1976

32 10

Davies, Robert P., 1977

32 11

Davies, Robert P., 1978

32 12

Davies, Robert P., 1979

32 13

Davies, Robert P., 1980

32 14

DuPon, J.W., 1975-1976

32 15

DuPon, J.W., 1977

32 16

DuPon, J.W., 1978

33 1

DuPon, J.W., 1979

33 2

DuPon, J.W., 1980

33 3

DuPon, J.W., 1982

33 4

DuPon, J.W., 1983-1984

33 5

Edgar, Alan, 1987

33 6

Flentrop-Orgelbouw B.V., 1976

33 7

Flentrop-Orgelbouw B.V., 1977

33 8

Flentrop-Orgelbouw B.V., 1978

33 9

Flentrop-Orgelbouw B.V., 1979

33 10

Flentrop-Orgelbouw B.V., 1979

34 1

Flentrop-Orgelbouw B.V., 1980

34 2

Flentrop-Orgelbouw B.V., 1982

34 3

Flentrop-Orgelbouw B.V., 1983

34 4

Flentrop-Orgelbouw B.V., 1984-1985

34 5

Flentrop-Orgelbouw B.V., 1986-1990

34 6

Goldman, Jacob, 1982

34 7

Goldman, Jacob, 1983

34 8

Harvey, Wirt, 1983

34 9

Harvey, Wirt, 1984

34 10

Iten, Werner, 1975

34 11

Iten, Werner, 1976

34 12

Iten, Werner, 1977

34 13

Iten, Werner, 1978

34 14

Iten, Werner, 1979

34 15

Iten, Werner, 1980

35 1

Iten, Werner, 1982

35 2

Iten, Werner, 1983

35 3

Iten, Werner, 1984

35 4

Iten, Werner, 1985

35 5

Iten, Werner, 1986

35 6

Jaatinen, Martti I., 1982

35 7

Jiskoot, Wilhelmus, 1966-1973

35 8

Klevers, Ernst, 1975

35 9

Klevers, Ernst, 1976

35 10

Klevers, Ernst, 1977

36 1

Klevers, Ernst, 1978

36 2

Klevers, Ernst, 1979

36 3

Klevers, Ernst, 1980

36 4

Klevers, Ernst, 1982

37 1

Klevers, Ernst, 1983

37 2

Klevers, Ernst, 1984

37 3

Klevers, Ernst, 1985

37 4

Klevers, Ernst, 1986

37 5

Kluge. Hermann, 1975

37 6

MacKinnon, Donald, 1979-1980

38 1

MacKinnon, Donald, 1982

38 2

MacKinnon, Donald, 1983

38 3

MacKinnon, Donald, 1984

38 4

MacKinnon, Donald, 1985

38 5

Maclot, Guy, 1977

38 6

Maclot, Guy, 1978

38 7

Maclot, Guy, 1979

38 8

Maclot, Guy, 1980

38 9

Maclot, Guy, 1982

38 10

Maclot, Guy, 1983

38 11

Maclot, Guy, 1984

38 12

Mercier-Ythier, Claude, 1984

38 13

Malcangi, Salvatore Antonio, 1984

38 14

Miriams, Peter, 1977

38 15

Miriams, Peter, 1978

39 1

Miriams, Peter, 1979

39 2

Miriams, Peter, 1980

39 3

Miriams, Peter, 1981-1982

39 4

Miriams, Peter, 1983

39 5

Miriams, Peter, 1984

39 6

Miriams, Peter, 1985

39 7

Miriams, Peter, 1989-1990

39 8

Newells Music Centre, 1974-1976

39 9

Newells Music Centre, 1977-1979

39 10

Newells Music Centre, 1978-1979

39 11

Newells Music Centre, 1980

39 12

Newells Music Centre, 1981-1982

39 13

Newells Music Centre, 1981-1984

39 14

Newells Music Centre, 1983

39 15

Prager, Jerome, 1980

39 16

Prager, Jerome, 1982

39 17

Prager, Jerome, 1983

39 18

Ricardo, Yochanan, 1977-1980

39 19

Salvi Harps Italia, 1979

39 20

Salvi Harps Italia, 1980, 1984-1986

40 1

Salvi Harps Italia, 1982

40 2

Salvi Harps Italia, 1983

40 3

Schott, Howard, 1975-1976

40 4

Secker, Johannes, 1981-1982

40 5

Secker, Johannes, 1983

40 6

Secker, Johannes, 1984, 1986

40 7

Shirakawa Sogyo Company, 1976

40 8

Shirakawa Sogyo Company, 1979-1980

40 9

Shirakawa Sogyo Company, 1982

40 10

Shirakawa Sogyo Company, 1983

40 11

Trompetter, Eduard, 1986-1988

40 12

Watchorn, Peter, 1985-1986

40 13

Watchorn, Peter, 1985-1987

40 14

Watchorn, Peter, 1988-1990

40 15

Woolley, Dennis, 1975-1977

40 16

Woolley, Dennis, 1978

40 17

Woolley, Dennis, 1979

40 18

Potential United States dealers, 1978-1983

41 1

 Subseries 4: Packing Lists, 1970-2000

The subseries consists of kit orders placed for the French harpsichord, English bentside spinet, fortepiano, virginal, ottavino, and organ the company produced. Some packing lists indicate the number of kits the company packed each year. The numbers on the folders indicate the number of kits produced by the company.

Box Folder

Basic kit orders, 211-299, 1970-1971

41 2

Basic kit orders, 300-399, 1971-1972

41 3

Basic kit orders, 400-499, 1972-1973

41 4

Basic kit orders, 500-599, 1973-1974

41 5

Basic kit orders, 600-699, 1974

41 6

Basic kit orders, 700-799, 1974

41 7

Basic kit orders, 800-899, 1974-1975

41 8

Basic kit orders, 900-999, 1975

41 9

Basic kit orders, 1000-1099, 1975-1976

42 1

Fortepiano kit orders, 0-99, 1975-1977

42 2

Basic kit orders, 1100-1199, 1976

42 3

Basic kit orders, 1200-1299, 1976-1977

42 4

Flemish kit orders, F1-F99, 1976-1977

42 5

Basic kit orders, 1300-1399, 1977

42 6

Flemish kit orders, F100-199, 1977-1978

42 7

Basic kit orders, 1400-1499, 1977-1978

42 8

English bentside spinet kit orders, 1-99, 1977-1978

43 1

Fortepiano kit orders, P100-199, 1977-1984

43 2

Flemish kit orders, F200-299, 1978-1979

43 3

English bentside spinet kit orders, S100-199, 1978-1980

43 4

Basic kit orders, 1500-1599, 1978-1979

43 5

Basic kit orders, 1600-1699, 1979

43 6

Basic kit orders, 1700-1799, 1979-1980

44 1

Flemish kit orders, F300-F399, 1979-1981

44 2

Virginal kit orders, V1-V99, 1980-1983

44 3

Basic kit orders, 1800-1899, 1980-1983

44 4

English bentside spinet kit orders, S201-S299, 1980-1983

44 5

Ottavino kit orders, Ot1-Ot99, 1980-1983

45 1

Basic kit orders, 1900-1999, 1981-1983

45 2

Flemish kit orders, F400-F499, 1981-1985

45 3

Fortepiano kit orders, 197-205, 1981-1985

45 4

Basic kit orders, 2000-2009, 1983-1985

45 5

English bentside spinet kit orders, S300-S399, 1983-1985

45 6

Basic kit orders, 2063-2099, 1984

45 7

Basic kit orders, 2100-2123, 1985

46 1

English bentside spinet kit orders, S350-S361, 1986

46 3

Flemish kit orders, F471-F495, 1986

46 4

Ottavino kit orders, Ot45-47, Ot57, 1986

46 5

Virginal kit orders, V50-V58, 1986

46 6

Basic kit orders, 2122-2146, 1986

46 7

Basic kit orders, 2147-2161, 1987

46 8

English bentside spinet kit orders, S362-S372, 1987

46 9

Ottavino kit orders, Ot47, 1987

46 10

Flemish kit orders, 497-502, 1987

46 11

Virginal kit orders, VM60, 1987

46 12

Fortepiano kit orders, 214-216, 1987-1989

46 13

Flemish kit orders, 505-516, 1988-1989

46 14

Ottavino and virginal kit orders, Ot50-54, VM62-63, 1988-1989

46 15-16

English bentside spinet kit orders, S373-383, 1988-1989

46 17

Basic kit orders, 2162-2188, 1988-1989

46 18

Flemish kit orders, 517-539, 1990

46 19

Basic kit orders, 2189-2252, 1990

46 20-21

Fortepiano kit orders, 217-219, 1990

46 22

English bentside spinet kit orders, S384-397, 1990

46 23

Flemish kit orders, 537-538, 1991

47 1

Basic kit orders, 2251-2255, 1991

47 2

English bentside spinet kit orders, S399-401, 1991

47 3

Virginal kit order, V64M, 1991

47 4

Flemish kit orders, 539-551, 1992

47 5

Basic kit orders, 2255-2269 and 1940, 1992

47 6

Fortepiano kit orders, 220-225, 1992

47 7

English bentside spinet kit orders, 403-415, 1992

47 8

Flemish kit orders, 522-563, 1993

47 9

Basic kit orders, 2270-2278, 1993

47 10

Fortepiano kit order, 226, 1993

47 11

English bentside kit orders, 416-418, 1993

47 12

Flemish kit orders, 564-570, 1994

47 13

Basic kit orders, 564-570, 1994

47 14

English bentside kit orders, S419-S424, 1994

47 15

Virginal kit orders, V67-69, 1994

47 16

Flemish kit orders, 572-581, 1995

47 17

Basic kit orders, 2272-2302, 1995

47 18

Fortepiano kit orders, 228-337, 1995

47 19

Ottavino and virginal kit orders, Ot46-40, V71-72, 1995

47 20

Virginal and clavichord finished orders, 62FTH, H&D 6, 1995

47 21

English bentside spinet kit orders, 425-426, 1995

47 22

Flemish kit orders, 580-593, 1996

47 23

Basic kit orders, 2297-2317, 1996

47 24

Flemish kit orders, 592-623, 1997-1999

47 25

Basic kit orders, 2309-2343, 1997-1999

47 26

Ottavino kit orders, 81-85, 1997-1999

47 27

Fortepiano kit orders 229-230, 1997-1999

47 28

English bentside spinet kit orders, 427-494, 1997-1999

47 29

Virginal kit orders, 84-86, 1997-1999

47 30

Basic kit orders, 2344-2351, 2000

47 31

Virginal kit orders, V187M, 2000

47 32

Flemish kit orders, 624-630, 2000

47 33

 Subseries 5: Promotional Files, 1961-2001 (not inclusive)

The subseries includes correspondence and catalogs from festivals, exhibitions, workshops, and projects that helped the company reach out to the wider public. The Boston Early Music Festival, for which Diane Hubbard was a board member, is well represented. Workshops in skills such as voicing, tuning, repair, and general woodworking classes helped amateur craftsman receive instructions for harpsichord-related activities. The special projects document other activities and venues, such as high school projects, by the Hubbard's to share their knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, harpsichords.

Box Folder

Festival Van Vlaanderen in Bruges, Belgium, 1977

47 34

International Craft Show at the New York Coliseum, 1978 April

47 35

Harpsichord Symposium at Macalester College, 1978-1979

47 36

Festival Estival de Paris, 1978-1979

47 37

Festival Van Vlaanderen in Bruges, Belgium, 1980

48 1

London Exhibition, 1981 October

48 2

University of Mexico workshop class, 1983 July 3-July 5

48 3

Festival Van Vlaanderen in Bruges, Belgium, 1983 July 29-August 7

48 4

The Historical Harpsichord, Volume I, 1983

48 5

Harpsichord kit, high school project, 1985

48 6

Workshop on harpsichord voicing, tuning, regulation and minor repairs, 1985

48 7

Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition, 1985

48 8

Festival Van Vlaanderen in Bruges, Belgium, 1986

48 9

Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition, 1987

48 10

Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition, 1989

48 11

Festival Van Vlaanderen in Bruges, Belgium, 1989

48 12

Workshop on harpsichord voicing, 1990

48 13

Workshop on harpsichord voicing, 1991

48 14

Boston Early Music Festive Exhibition, 1991

48 15

Chesky Records and Ignor Kipnis, 1991-1992

49 1

Open house and Kipnis compact disc, 1991-1993

49 2

Historical Harpsichord, Volume III , 1992

49 3

Berkley Festival and Exhibition, 1992

49 4

Harpsichord ad hoc summit meeting and dinner, 1993 April 18

49 5

Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition, 1993

49 6

Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition, 1993

49 7

Harpsichord builders' weekend, 1994 March 26-27

49 8

Harpsichord builders' weekend, 1994 March 26-27

49 9

Boston Early Music Festival and Exhibition, 1995

49 10

Boston Early Music Festival and Exhibition, 1995

49 11

Fifteenth Annual Connecticut Early Music Festival, 1995

50 1

Harpsichord workshop classes, 1996-1997

50 2

Boston Early Music Festival and Exhibition, 1997

50 3

Boston Early Music Festival and Exhibition, 1997

50 4

Harpsichord workshop classes, 1998

50 5

Workshop on harpsichord voicing, 1998 November

50 6

Workshop on harpsichord voicing and building, 1999

50 7

Harpsichord workshop classes, 2000

50 8

Harpsichord builders' class, 2000 September 16-17

50 9

Workshop in harpsichord voicing, 2001 March 24-25

50 10

Article about Frank HubbardYankee, 1961

50 11

Newspaper clippings about Hubbard Company and harpsichords, 1973, 1989, undated

50 12

Materials relating to posters created by David Lance Goines, 1982-1983

50 13

Newsletter of American Musican Instrument Society, 1983

50 14

American Organist magazine and Hubbard pedal board harpsichord, 1990

50 15

Marketing strategy board meeting, 1991

50 16

Interior Designers Architectural Digest, 1993-1994

50 17

 Subseries 6: Catalogs of Other Instruments, undated

The subseries consists of competitors' catalogs for early instruments. Hubbard's notable competitors include Wallace Zuckerman’s, Zuckerman harpsichords, and Hubbard's former business partner, William Dowd. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by competitor name.

Box Folder

Harpsichord manufacturers, A-D, undated

51 1

Harpsichord manufacturers, E-H, undated

51 2

Harpsichord manufacturers, I-K, undated

51 3

Harpsichord manufacturers, L-N, undated

51 4

Harpsichord manufacturers, O-Q, undated

51 5

Harpsichord manufacturers, R-T, undated

51 6

Harpsichord manufacturers, U-W, undated

51 7

Harpsichord manufacturers, X-Z, undated

51 8

Soundboard painting rose designs and other instruments, undated

51 9

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 Series 6: Financial Records, 1976-2000

This series consists of general financial documents, balance sheets, tax information, and payrolls. Materials include account receivables, kits work in progress, monthly expense budgets, accounts payable, cash disbursements, write-offs and cancellations, bad debts, finished instrument orders and sales, miscellaneous income, monthly totals from sales journals, cash disbursements petty cash statements, kits ordered and shipped, restorations and fixed assets. Balance sheets, tax information, payroll documents, and related income statements complement the general financial documents to document the company's finances. The materials are arranged chronologically, then topically.

Box Folder

General financial documents, 1976

51 10

General financial documents, 1981-1982

51 11

General financial documents, 1983

51 12

General financial documents, 1984

51 13

General financial documents, 1985

52 1

General financial documents, 1986

52 2

General financial documents, 1987

52 3

General financial documents, 1988

52 4

General financial documents, 1988-1989

52 5

General financial documents, 1989

52 6

General financial documents, 1990

52 7

General financial documents, 1990

52 8

General financial documents, 1991

52 9

General financial documents, 1992

52 10

General financial documents, 1993

52 11

General financial documents, 1994

53 1

General financial documents, 1995

53 2

General financial documents, 1996

53 3

General financial documents, 1997

53 4

General financial documents, 1998

53 5

General financial documents, 1999

53 6

General financial documents, 2000

53 7

Balance sheets, 1957

53 8

Balance sheets, 1958

53 9

Balance sheets, 1964

53 10

Balance sheets, 1965

54 1

Balance sheets, 1966-1967

54 2

Balance sheets, 1968-1969

54 3

Balance sheets, 1971-1972

54 4

Balance sheets, 1979

54 5

Balance sheets, 1979-1980

54 6

Balance sheets, 1980

54 7

Balance sheets, 1981

54 8

Balance sheets, 1982

54 9

Balance sheets, 1983

54 10

Balance sheets, 1984

54 11

Balance sheets, 1985

54 12

Balance sheets, 1986-1987

54 13

Balance sheets, 1992

54 14

Income tax, 1961-1962

54 15

Tax documents, 1964

54 16

Tax documents, 1966-1967

54 17

Tax documents, 1967-1968

54 18

Tax documents, 1969

54 19

Tax documents, 1971-1972

54 20

Financial statements, 1980

55 1

Financial documents, 1981

55 2

Financial statements, 1981

55 3

Financial documents, 1982

55 4

Financial information, 1983

55 5

Financial information, 1984-1985

55 6

Financial statements, 1986

55 7

Financial statements, 1986-1988

55 8

Financial statements, 1988-1989

55 9

Financial statements, 1990

55 10

Financial statements, 1990-2000

55 11

Invoices, 1949-1953

56 1

Payroll documents, 1967-1969

56 2

Payroll information, 1975

56 3

Kit payroll taxes, 1979

56 4

Payroll documents, 1992

56 5

Emerson Management Systems Incorporated, information relating to Hubbard accounting, 1977-1978

56 6

Account book tracking order inquiries, 1977-1983

56 7

Loan from Marlow A. Sigal, 1977-1983

56 8

Petty cash statements, 1982-1984

56 9

Malcolm Ross invoices, 1995-1997

56 10

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 Series 7: Legal Records, 1959-1987, undated

This series is divided into five subseries: Subseries 1, Notes of John Ashby, 1968-1977; Subseries 2, Notes of Henry S. Healy, 1973-1978; Subseries 3, Belt v. Hubbard Materials, 1963-1977; Subseries 4, Correspondence, 1963-1979; Subseries 5, Acquisitions and Mergers, 1959-1987

The series consists of memoranda, notes, correspondence, and financial materials relating to legal cases and commercial acquisitions for the Hubbard Harpsichord Company, 1970's and 1980's. The first wallet is the notes of the company's lead attorney John H. Ashby pertaining to legal agreements between Hubbard and Erdmann, Hubbard's estate, Belt v. Hubbard, and general financial matters. The second wallet consists of the notes of Henry S. Healy regarding the company's acquisition of commercial real estate and leases. The third wallet includes the correspondence, memos, notes, affidavits, pleading matters, and pending matters used in the  Belt v. Hubbard case. Wallet four is general correspondence. Wallets five through nine deal with merger acquisitions and sublease agreements during the 1970s and 1980s. Reviews of the company's financial operations are included in accountant reports, tax returns, and documents for the board of directors' meetings.

 Subseries 1: Notes of John Ashby, 1968-1977

Box Folder

Index for case 4168, undated

56 11

Correspondence, 1973-1977

56 12

Memoranda, 1976-1977

56 13

John H. Ashby notes, 1975-1977

56 14

Tax returns and financials, 1971-1975

57 1

Special accountant's report, 1976

57 2

Hubbard-Erdmann agreement, 1973

57 3

Tax returns and financial, Frank Hubbard Harpsichord Kits, Inc., 1973-1975

57 4

Tax returns, Frank and Diane Hubbard, 1975

57 5

Trust agreement, 1976

57 6

Estate of Frank Hubbard, memoranda, 1976-1977

57 7

Belt v. Hubbard Harpsichord Kits, Inc. and Erdmann, billing, 1976

57 8

Frank Hubbard Harpsichord, wage and price provisions, 1968-1972

57 9

 Subseries 2: Notes of Henry S. Healy, 1973-1978

Box Folder

Correspondence, memoranda, 1976-1977

57 10

Henry S. Healey notes, 1976-1977

57 11

Report of examination of accounts, 1976 October 31

57 12

Notice of special meeting of board of directors, 1977 April 19

57 13

Action by written consent of sole stockholder, 1977

57 14

Documents from board of directosr meeting, 1977

57 15

Meeting of board of directors, 1977 April 26

57 16

Erdmann purchase agreement, 1977 June 23

57 17

Agreement between Hubbard and Erdmann, 1973 April 14

57 18

Lease for Moody Street, 1977

57 19

Doran lease, 1978

57 20

Notice of withdrawal of appearance, 1977

57 21

 Subseries 3: Belt v. Hubbard, 1963-1977

Box Folder

Belt v. Hubbard, law, 1976

57 22

Belt v. Hubbard, correspondence, 1974-1976

58 1

Belt v. Hubbard, memos, 1976

58 2

Belt v. Hubbard, notes, 1976

58 3

Belt v. Hubbard, affidavits, 1976

58 4

Belt v. Hubbard, pleadings, 1976

58 5

Belt v. Hubbard, pending matters, 1977

58 6

Lyman Street plans, 1963

58 7

 Subseries 4: Correspondence, 1963-1979

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1963-1974

58 8

Correspondence, 1973

58 9

Correspondence, 1973

58 10

Correspondence, 1976

58 11

Correspondence, 1977-1978

59 1

Correspondence, 1979

59 2

 Subseries 5: Acquisitions and Mergers, 1959-1987

Box Folder

Stock retirements and Hubbard shares, 1959

59 3

Hubbard and Tuners Supply Company agreement, 1963

59 4

Articles of organization for Frank Hubbard Harpsichord Kits, Inc., 1973

59 5

By-laws, 1973, 1975, 1977

59 6

State University of New York contract, 1973

59 7

Belt and Hubbard agreement, 1973

59 8

Howard Schott (correspondence), 1975

59 9

Merger documents, Frank T. Hubbard, 1975

59 10

Bank borrowing and resolution forms, 1976

59 11

Belt and Erdmann litigation, 1976-1977

59 12

Merger, incorporation, and liquidation of Frank Hubbard Harpsichord Kit, Inc., 1977

59 13

Financial statements, 1977-1979

59 14

Financial statements, 1980-1983

59 15

Specimen stock certificate, undated

59 16

Executed agreements between Hubbard and Erdmann, 1973 April 4

60 1

Memorandum agreement between Hubbard and Erdmann, 1975 April 29

60 2

Purchase and sale documents for a house on Coburn Road in Weston, Massachussetts, 1979 May-August

60 3

Frederick J. Ritter documents, proposals, and agreements, 1982

60 4

Articles of amendment and merger, 1982

60 5

Merger documents between Frank Hubbard Incorporated and Frank T. Hubbard Harpsichord, Inc., 1982

60 6

Roof repair correspondence, 1983

60 7

Documents used for legal cases, 1973-1976

60 8

Documents used for legal cases, 1957-1962, 1977-1981

60 9

Documents used for legal cases, 1963-1982

60 10

Trip Tech Models, Inc. sublease agreement, 1982

60 11

Agreement of sublease between Hubbard Harpsichords, Inc. and Trip Tech Models, Inc., 1982

61 1

Installment sales contract, 1982

61 2

Hubbard Harpsichord, Inc. memo, executed subleases from Calore Doors and Trip Tech Models, Inc., 1987

61 3

Hubbard Harpsichord, Inc., attorney notes, undated

61 4

Hubbard Harpsichord, Inc., Doran lease extension, 1987

61 5

Hubbard Harpsichord, Inc., amendment of Doran lease, 1987

61 6

Corporate consent to leases with Trip Tech Model, Inc., Doran building, and Calore Custom Doors, 1987

61 8

Hubbard Harpsichord, Inc. sublease to Custom Doors, 1987

61 9

Hubbard Harpsichord, Inc., Doran lease and amendments, 1982, 1987

61 10-15

Hubbard Harpsichord, Inc., Trip Tech Models, Inc. lease information, 1982

61 16-18

Lyman Street plans, undated

74 1

Pico posters of harpsichords, undated

74 2

Hubbard instruments poster, undated

74 3

Pictures of harpsichords, undated

74 4

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 Series 8: Soundboard Newsletters, 1979-1999, 30 Cubic feet76 boxes

This series consists newsletters documenting the company's harpsichord activities.

Box Folder

Newsletter possibilities, 1979

62 1

Soundboard, Issue 1, 1979 June

62 2

Soundboard, Issue 2, 1979 December

62 3

Soundboard, Issue 3, 1981 June

62 4

Soundboard, Issue 4, 1982 January

62 5-6

Soundboard, Issue 5, 1983 May

62 7

Sounboard, Issue 6, 1985 January

62 8

Soundboard, Issue 7, 1985 January

62 9

Soundboard, Issue 9, 1987 May

62 10

Soundboard, Issue 10, 1988 March

63 1

Soundboard, Issue 11, 1988 October

63 2

Soundboard, Issue 12, 1989 April

63 3

Soundboard, Issue 13, 1989 November

63 4

Soundboard, Issue 14, 1990 May

63 5

Soundboard, Issue 15, 1990 November

63 6

Soundboard, Issue 16, 1990 November

63 7

Soundboard, Issue 17, 1992 February

63 8

Soundboard, Issue 18, 1992 May

63 9

Soundboard, Issue 19, 1992 September-October

63 10-11

Soundboard, Issue 20, 1993 April

64 1

Soundboard, Issue 21, 1993 May

64 2

Soundboard, Issue 21, 1994 January

64 3

Soundboard, Issue 22, 1994 June

64 4

Soundboard, Issue 23, 1994 November

64 5

Soundboard, Issue 24, 1995 January

64 6

Soundboard, Issue 26, 1995 October

64 7

Soundboard, Issue 27, 1996 March

64 8

Soundboard, Issue 28, 1996 July

64 9

Soundboard, Issue 29, 1996 November

64 10

Soundboard, Issue 30, 1997 May

64 11

Soundboard, Issue 31, 1998 March

64 12

Soundboard, Issue 32, 1998 December

64 13

Soundboard, Issue 33, 1999 November

64 14

Soundboard newsletter advertising, 1986

65 1

Soundboard newsletter overseas mailing list, 1988

65 2

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 Series 9: Photographs, 1968-1993, undated, NaN render="bold">Series 9, Photographs, undated</emph>, consists of two albums of unidentified harpsichords photos and slides at events and concert halls.

This series consists of two albums of photographs and slides documenting harpsichord events and performances at concert halls.

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