By: Ian K. Seppala
Greetings everyone. In honor of children's book week I wanted to give adults a list of books to read. So if you are looking for something to read during these difficult times below are some recommended sources on carousels, amusement rides, band organs, or similar subjects. These are books I have personally used before, have been recommended to me, or are available in the museum gift shop. Provided will be author, title, ISBN (when available), and any other information to make the source easier to find. All of these sources have their own copyrights, accessibility and use restrictions.
Anderson, Sherrell S. Carousel Horses: A Photographic Celebration. ISBN10:0762408472.
Bartash, Linda M. Horses in Motion: The History of Carousels In Monroe County, New York and Beyond. ISBN10: 0970764618.
Bopp, Ron. The American Carousel Organ: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. ISBN10: 0966342909.
Fraley, Tobin, Carol Bialkowski. Carousels: The Myth, the Magic, and the Memories.ISBN10:0962469327.
Fraley, Tobin. Carousel Animals: Artistry in Motion. ISBN10: 081183347-x
Fraley, Tobin. The Great American Carousel: A century of Master Craftsmanship. ISBN10:0811806103.
Futrell, Jim. Amusement Parks of New York. ISBN13:9780811732628.
Hirsch, Rose Ann. Western New York Amusement Parks (Images of America). ISBN13: 9780738574561.
Kennedy, Jeremy. Hang on Tight!: a Retrospective Look at the 2nd Generation of Amusement Rides (1950s-1980s). ISBN13:978-0-9978813-2-5. Digital ISBN13:9780997881318.
Malia, Peter J. Flying Horses: The Golden Age of American Carousel Art, 1870-1930. ISBN13:9780982546826.
O'Brien, Tim. Ripley's Legends: Pioneers of the Amusement Park Volume One. ISBN13: 9781893951136.
Palkovic, Mark. Wurlitzer of Cincinnati: The Name That Means Music to Millions. ISBN13: 9781540210005.
Samuelson, Dale, Wendy Yegoiants. The American Amusement Park. ISBN: 0760309817.
Shilling, Donovan A. Rochester's Lakeside Resorts and Amusement Parks (Images of America). ISBN13: 9780738501635.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Archives.
Wurlitzer Company Records at the Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University.
The National Carousel Association Archives.
NCA- National Carousel Association
AMICA- Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors' Association
COAA- Carousel Organ Association of America
ATOS- American Theater Organ Society
IAAPA- International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
NAPHA- National Amusement Park Historical Association
Do you have any recommendations that I forgot? Would you recommend any of these books? Comment below!