Support / Donate

Financial support

The Player Piano Program is an ambitious undertaking made possible through generous donations. Additional funding will make it possible to further expand and enhance the collections; fully catalog, digitize, and archive the rolls; and to collaborate with leading scholars, musicians, technicians, scientists, and information technology experts. Those interested in contributing to the Player Piano Project or in helping to enhance its collections and programs through donations or a bequest are invited to contact the Project’s staff.

Donations of rolls

If you have a collection of piano rolls and would like to see them preserved and made available, you may donate them as a gift or bequest. Select rolls that align with the goals of the program are gratefully accepted and may be eligible for a charitable tax deduction in the United States.


For roll donations:

Nathan Coy
Sound Archives Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound
(646) 716-1731

For bequests and financial contributions:

Gabrielle Karempelas
Director, Communications & Development, Stanford Libraries
(650) 497-4414

Denise Ellestad
Director of Development, Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University
(650) 723-0023

For instrument donations:

Kumaran Arul
Music Department

We would like to thank following people for the help, support, and generous gift of time to make this Project a reality.

Rex Lawson

Robert Mitchell

Peter Phillips

Michael Swanson

Anthony Robinson