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Collection Number: 20300

Collection Title: Star Concertina Manufacturing Company Collection, circa 1920s-1990s

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Size Approximately 20 items
Abstract The Star Concertina Manufacturing Company Collection contains printed items including sheet music and a song book for the concertina and accordion, a self-teaching manual for playing the concertina, an article by accordion player and collector Yoshiya Watanabe (1952-2013), a brief history of the concertina by William W. Brown, and advertisements and ephemera related to the manufacture and sale of concertinas, bandonions, and accordions. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Star Concertina Manufacturing Company.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Star Concertina Manufacturing Company Collection #20300, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Star Concertina Manufacturing Company operated in Chicago, Ill., beginning in the 1920s.

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Processing Information

This summary description was created in June 2018 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith, June 2018

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