Behlen, Stinson R 1975-11-02

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Mr. Behlen discusses the manufacturing and the playing of dulcimers.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Stinson R. Behlen

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Date: November 2, 1975

Location: Slaton, Texas

Interviewer: Byron A. Johnson

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Origins of dulcimer-making business, History of dulcimers (1518-1975), Germany, First dulcimers, Research, Goals, Work, Philosophy, Organization, Prices, Wood, Custom-made instruments, First dulcimer sold, Travel requests, Other American manufacturers, Shapes of dulcimers, Instrument makers in Texas, Time involved, Amplifiers used, Strings, Uses of dulcimers

Tape 1, Side 2: Recordings, Playing, Production rate, Romance of the Dulcimer, Strings, Five string dulcimer, Other instruments, Distribution, Quality, Teaching skills

Range Dates: 1518-1975

Bulk Dates: 1518-1975

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