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I. D. Oakley notebooks

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Physical Description

.15 l.f. (2 volumes)




These notebooks, along with a number of gospel song books, sheet music and catalogs and a substantial collection of sound recordings, was given to the Center in August 1989 by Mrs. I.D. Oakley of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Scope and Content

I.D. Oakley of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, who collected musical instruments, assembled these two volumes on the care and repair of stringed instruments.  

Volume 1.

Holograph, typed and printed notes on guitar playing and repair. Advertisements for guitar repair supplies. Also notes on the history of the guitar music/musicians and brief instructional notes for building/playing the dulcimer, balalaika and kalimba or sansa.  

Volume 2.

Typed notes on the history and repair of the violin, taken from various sources. Slight scattered typed notes on the history of other instruments.


These volumes are filed by accession number with other manuscript collections.


Manuscripts, Musical


Oakley, I. D.

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