Archives of stringed instrument making: Source Guide

The making of instruments in Mirecourt was studied in several works and discussed at various conferences.
The "Archives" mission, jointly managed by the Association "Amis du Vieux Mirecourt-Regain", The Museum of French Stringed Instrument and Bow Making, and the Departmental Archives of Vosges for a year (October 2014 - October 2015), has allowed to bring together several documentary files, in particular some private holdings, and to create a Source Guide unique in France. These archives have been gathered, collected and classified, and are now available for review on line by following the link: www.archives-lutherie-mirecourt.fr 
This is an essential issue since these files recounts a significant part of the recent history of stringed instrument making in Mirecourt, including the relentless decline of the workshops and the factories and the renewal in the period 1980-1990.


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