Thomas McKee papers, 1890-1933.


McKee, Thomas. Thomas McKee papers, 1890-1933.

Thomas McKee papers, 1890-1933.

The Thomas McKee papers contain materials related to his player piano patents and his attempts to promote his designs through a proposed publication, The Language of Music.

3.08 linear feet (3 boxes )

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