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Center For Mallet Percussion Research

Welcome to the Center for Mallet Percussion Research at Kutztown University.

This is the home of a large collection of historically significant collections of rare instruments, music, and memorabilia. 

The instrument collection includes: King George Marimbas (8), Century of Progress Marimba, King George Bass Marimba, Canterbury Marimba, Deagan Imperial Marimba, Deagan Artist Special Xylophones, Deagan Radio Special Xylophones, Deagan Song Bells, Leedy Vibraphone, and Canterbury Vibraphone.

The Memorabilia Collection includes historical photographs, recordings and documents of: George Hamilton Green, Joe Green, Sammy Herman, Harry Breuer, Teddy Brown, The international Marimba Symphony Orchestra, The Century of Progress Marimba Orchestra, and The Marimba Masters.

Special Collections include:

William Cahn Record Library - Indexed and digitized xylophone recordings from 1870-1925.

Gordon Peters Marimba Ensemble Library - Over 180 titles of music for Marimba Ensemble.