Music, Books, Tutors, and Patents
The Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection contains over 3,000 books and numerous tutors and patents related to wind instruments. These books are searchable in the Library’s online catalog. This presentation makes available one example of a tutor:
Fife [Fragment]. Fife (Fragment) Dayton C. Miller's lifelong interest in collecting wind instruments may have been sparked during childhood when he found a fife that his father and another unnamed man had played less than a decade earlier in the Civil War. Miller's ledger book lists this fife fragment as No. 1 in his collection, and his entry includes a confession that the battered...
Laurent Glass Flutes
In 1941, Dayton C. Miller donated an extraordinary collection of nearly 1,700 flutes and other wind instruments, statuary, iconography, books, music, trade catalogs, tutors, patents, photographs, and glass plate negatives related to the flute to the Library of Congress (LC). Dr. Miller was a prodigious American physicist, acoustician, and astronomer who taught for and conducted research at Case Western Reserve University for more than...
Flute Terminology and Misnomers
Conventions and Definitions. Information for this catalog was compiled in fifteen computer database fields, in the following order. The names of the fields do not appear in the catalog. Any field for which information is unavailable or which does not apply has been omitted.
Dayton C. Miller Iconography Collection
The Dayton C. Miller musical iconography collection complements Dr. Miller's world-renowned collection of flutes at the Library of Congress. The Miller iconography collection, unknown to many researchers, is an eclectic but important collection of about 850 prints related to wind instruments especially, but the prints include keyboard, string, percussion, and exotic instruments as well.