Top of page

Photo, Print, Drawing Violin maker Arvil O. Anderson, St. Ignatius, Montana

About this Item


  • Violin maker Arvil O. Anderson, St. Ignatius, Montana


  • Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
  • Fleischhauer, Carl (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • Montana, July 14, 1979


  • -  Stringed instrument makers
  • -  Violins
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- Montana


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography


  • -  Note: Online digital image numbers may be offset by 1 or 2 digits from the film negative frame numbers.
  • -  Index data: Film negative frame numbers, descriptions: at the home and musical instrument shop of Arvil Olof Anderson, St. Ignatius MT: 2-3, looking south from Anderson's porch, across valley; 4-5, Anderson and fieldworker Gary Stanton; 6-10, Arvil Anderson; 11-13, tools made by Anderson on his work bench; 14-21, Stanton and Anderson in his shop; 22-23, unique support method used by Anderson in building a cello, the cross pieces hold the sides in place while the instrument is being glued together; 24-28, two violins and four bows made by Mr. Anderson; 29-36, irrigation and mountains near Anderson's house; 36A, Anderson's house.


  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: 2_22708

Source Collection

  • Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • image

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress believes that some of the materials in this collection are in the public domain or have no known copyright restrictions, and are therefore free to use or reuse. For example, the fieldwork in this collection is in the public domain in the United States.

However, the Library has obtained permission for the use of other materials, and presents additional materials for educational and research purposes in accordance with fair use under United States copyright law. For example, some of the recordings contain copyrighted music, and not all of the performers and other individuals who were recorded signed releases for public use of their work.

In addition, the American Folklife Center and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.

Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance. Rights assessment is your responsibility. The written permission of the copyright owners in materials not in the public domain is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Permissions may additionally be required from holders of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights). Whenever possible, we provide information that we have about copyright owners and related matters in the catalog records, finding aids and other texts that accompany collections. However, the information we have may not be accurate or complete.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, and Carl Fleischhauer. Violin maker Arvil O. Anderson, St. Ignatius, Montana. Montana United States, 1979. Montana. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Stanton, G. W. & Fleischhauer, C. (1979) Violin maker Arvil O. Anderson, St. Ignatius, Montana. Montana United States, 1979. Montana. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, and Carl Fleischhauer. Violin maker Arvil O. Anderson, St. Ignatius, Montana. Montana. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.