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Wilking Music Company photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SP008

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of the Wilking Music Company store, showroom, and manufacturing division, circa 1930s-1940s, depicting the retail store and the manufacturing location where they repaired, tuned, nd restyled pianos.


  • circa 1930-circa 1950

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative Note

Frank O. Wilking established the Wlking Music Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company had several different divisions. They had a showroom from which they sold pianos and organs. They had a manufacturing division that took care of all repairs, tuning, refinishing as well as other necessary manufacturing tasks for the company. Wilking Music Company also had studios in which customers could practice and take lessons as well. In the early 1960s, Wilking Music Company was brought out by Steinway and Sons.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004 by Amy C. Belcher. EAD finding aid created 2004 by Amy C. Belcher. EAD finding aid revised 2019/02/15 by Brittany Kropf.
Wilking Music Company photograph collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.