holdings contain photographs, marketing images, slides, negatives, motion picture film, correspondence, blueprints, mechanical sketches, notes, customer orders and much more. They are a unique resource for those interested in the history of the Allan Herschell companies and Wurlitzer music roll production.
Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks to respond to a request for research and/or scans. Please note, if a Dropbox service is needed, there will be a maximum of 2 photos sent.
The museum’s collections include a list of people who worked at one or more of the Herschel-associated companies in the past. The list contains name, spouse (when known), residence addresses, and associations with the various Herschell companies. The list has been assembled over the years (initially by Doug Bathke) from archival content, newspaper articles and an extensive search of many western New York city directories from the early part of the twentieth century (performed by William Clark).
The link below enables you to perform a search through that list to discover more about an individual who helped build this industry in years past. We suggest you use “Advanced Search” to locate workers.