DUMIC introduces new blog, "When Jubal Struck the Corded Shell"
The Duke University Musical Instrument Collections new blog, When Jubal Struck the Corded Shell, was created in direct response to the ongoing pandemic. Its purpose is to showcase choice instruments, oddities, art, and media within the collections housed on campus, fostering camaraderie and community through musical exploration on a digital stage.
The blog's first feature, Mandolin Culture in Boston, ca. 1900, was written by Duke Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology Nick Smolenski. Smolenski examines DUMIC's A.C. Fairbanks Co. mandolin within the context of American musical life at the turn of the twentieth century.