Anna Karvellas, Managing Editor, William Steinway Diary Web site
Curator, "A Gateway to the 19th Century: The William Steinway Diary 1861–1896," Albert H. Small Documents Gallery
Dena Adams, Project Coordinator and Digital Transcription Preparation, William Steinway Diary Web site
Cynthia Adams Hoover, Co-Editor-in-Chief, William Steinway Diary Project
Edwin M. Good, Co-Editor-in-Chief, William Steinway Diary Project
Hugh Talman, Photographer
Alicia Cutler, Digital Asset Manager
Mike Schall, Aaron Baecker, Brett Berkeley, Quotient Design and Development Team
The William Steinway Diary Web site has been made possible with lead funding from the Target Corporation and additional support from the late Henry Ziegler Steinway, the William and Mary McCormick Foundation, and other friends of the Diary Project.
The William Steinway Diary Project was begun as a joint effort between the National Museum of American History's Archives Center, wherein the Diary resides, and the Division of Culture and the Arts. Together, they collaborated with the Smithsonian Institution Libraries to begin creating an online edition of William Steinway's 2,500-page diary. In 2010, with the assistance of the Smithsonian's Office of the Chief Information Officer, the Diary Project engaged Quotient, Inc. to help bring the project to fruition. Further support was provided through additional collaboration with the Smithsonian Digital Asset Management System and National Museum of American History's New Media Program.
Brent D. Glass
Office of Curatorial Affairs
David K. Allison, Associate Director
Division of Culture and the Arts
Stacey Kluck, Chair and Curator
Gary Sturm, Curator Emeritus
Digital Services Division
Martin Kalfatovic, Assistant Director
Keri Thompson, Digital Services Librarian
Special thanks to our colleagues at the Smithsonian's Office of the Chief Information Officer, especially Ching-hsien Wang, Matthew Jenkins, Mike Tuttle, Sherri Coley, Isabel Meyer, Ken Rahaim, Frederico Recta, and Duy My Phan. Additional thanks to the Albert H. Small Documents Gallery team, Raelene Worthington, Laurie Medford, Sophie Rogowska, Dana Allen-Greil, Matt MacArthur and David McOwen at the National Museum of American History. Further thanks to Ben Thomas for his graphic designs of select marginalia.
The majority of images on this Web site are from the Henry Z. Steinway Archive; additional images come from the Museum's Archives Center and the following:
Steinway & Sons Pianoforte Factory, Foundry Metal works and Lumber Yard
The Queens Borough Public Library, Long Island Division, Ephemera Newspaper Prints Collection
New York -- the riot in Lexington Avenue.
Picture Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Grand Procession, April 10th, 1871, in commemoration of the Treaty of Peace between Germany and France
Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs,
The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
"The Great Piano War of the 1870s," by Cynthia Adams Hoover. From A Celebration of American Music: Words and Music in Honor of H. Wiley Hitchcock, edited by Richard Crawford, R. Allen Lott, and Carol Oja. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990), pp 132–53.
"The Steinways and Their Pianos" by Cynthia Adams Hoover. Originally published in the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 7 (1981), 47–89. It is reprinted here with permission.