Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection contains images of flutes and other materials donated to the Library of Congress by noted scientist Dayton Miller. Included in this collection are a solid gold flute created by Miller, a flute owned by President James Madison and one owned by King Frederick II of Prussia.
These online exhibits provide context and additional information about this collection.
- Five Flutes
- Flute Misnomers
- Fife vs. Band Flute
- Meyer-Albert: Systematic Misnomers
- A Puzzling Trade Catalog: Albert System—A Nominal Question
- Books, Tutors, and Patents
- Full Circle: Dayton C. Miller and Friends: Selections from the Dayton C. Miller Photograph Collection
- Dayton Clarence Miller Biography
- Selections from the Dayton C. Miller Iconography Collection
These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection, although they may not be all-encompassing.
- Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
- Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
Related Collections and Exhibits
Recommended additional sources of information.
- Conventions and Definitions
- Transverse Flute Elements Named in This Catalog
- Key and Key Mounting Nomenclature
Specific guidance for searching this collection.
For help with general search strategies, see Finding Items in American Memory.