30 boxes (13 linear ft.)..
Arrangement: Alphabetical by company name.
The Catalog collection includes a wealth of information about violin sales, pricing, and ownership in 566 catalogs from auction houses, stringed instrument makers, and musical instrument dealers. The auction houses most heavily represented are Bongartz, Christie's, Phillips, Puttick & Simpson, and Sotheby's. Price lists and descriptive, historical, or biographical pamphlets of stringed instrument makers include companies such as Fraser, Gemunder, Muller & Kaplan, Roth, Virzi, and Weisshaar. Musical instrument dealer catalogs, especially those dealing with rare instruments include companies such as Bein & Fushi, Inc., Ditson, Doring, Fischer, Friedrich, Lewis, Lyon & Healy, Rushworth & Dreaper, Scherl & Roth, and Wurlitzer.
Herbert K. Goodkind (1905-1982), a real estate agent born in New York City, lived most of his life in Larchmont, New York. Known primarily as a dealer and appraiser of violins, a book collector, and a publisher of his own book on Stradivari.
In English with some catalogs in German.
Unpublished finding aid for the collection and an inventory of catalogs by company available in repository.
Forms part of : The Herbert K. Goodkind collection. See collection record, ML31.G66, for more information.