The heart of this Web site is of course William Steinway's remarkable diary, now located in the Musuem's Archives Center with additional Steinway-related materials.
In addition to his gift of the Diary in 1996, we are indebted to Henry Ziegler Steinway for his extensive Diary Project Research, openness to allowing the Smithsonian to scan and copy materials from the Henry Z. Steinway Archives, and support, with his brother John, through a grant for Edwin M. Good to travel and work in support of transcribing the Diary. on the Diary Projecforesearch for the Diary Projectand permission to contextual materials including photographs, maps, and early advertising materials from the the SteinwayAdditional research and contextual materials provided by Henry Ziegler Steinway from his archive , contextual materials andThe William Steinway Diary, 1861–1896
Archives of Henry Zieger Steinway
Maniha, Ken and Richard Riley, Descendants of Henry Englehard Steinway
In the interim, we list below, sources on materials presented on the site to date.
Fostle, D. W. The Steinway Saga: An American Dynasty. New York: Scribner, 1995
Griswold, Family and Divorce in California, 1850–1890: Victorian Illusions and Everyday Realities. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1982
May, Elaine Tyler. Great Expectations: Marriage and Divorce in the Post-Victorian Era. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980
Steinway, Henry Ziegler. Archives