THE DEIRO ARCHIVE
Thanks to the
generosity of Ms. Sandra Cattani, who recently donated a
treasure trove of materials relating to the lives and
careers Pietro Deiro and Pietro Deiro, Jr., what was
formerly known as the Guido Deiro Archive has now expanded
and will be called THE DEIRO ARCHIVE, and will be
split into two parts: the Guido Deiro Section and the
Pietro Deiro and Pietro Deiro, Jr., Section. While the
catalogue of the Guido Deiro Section is already available
online, that devoted to Pietro and Pietro Jr. Deiro will be
posted as soon as it is completed.
The Deiro Archive contains a rich store
of documents pertaining to the lives and careers of the
two musicians who played a seminal role in introducing the
piano accordion in the USA during the early twentieth century.
The Archive, which is also valuable for its information
about the history of vaudeville, is open to interested scholars
upon appointment. The materials are housed in the
Rees Library at the City University of New York
N.B.: Please note that The Free-Reed Journal ceased
publication with the appearance of volume 4 in 2001.
In terms of the Center's
publishing activity, it has been superceded by the Papers
of the International Concertina Association, published
jointly with the International Concertina Association as of
Fall 2004 (for information about the Papers, click on
the appropriate link).