The Goodkind Library
The Goodkind Library, located at Oberlin College, offers materials of interest to violin enthusiasts.
Herbert Goodkind, one of our founding members and directors and the author of The Violin
Iconography of Stradivari, amassed one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of
books, magazines and other literature on the violin ever assembled. It included most every
important title on violin making dating from the seventeenth century. After Herbert's death,
the VSA, in partnership with Oberlin College, acquired the entire collection so that this
precious and irreplaceable resource would not be lost. The Goodkind Library is now housed on
the top floor of the Mudd Library at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, and is available to all
for study and research.
For more information about the collection, go to these Oberlin College sites:
About Mr. Goodkind and the collection
Goodkind Collection Holdings
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