The Banjo Sightings Database™ was created out of a perceived need to maintain, in a centralized system, information about the early banjo as found in both public and private collections and as referenced in various published works. The Banjo Sightings Database™ is defined by the following Vision and Mission Statements:

VISION: To accumulate specific information about every instance of the early banjo, regardless of format, including coverage of the earliest “New World” instruments through the American Civil War and selectively including post-Civil War sources that help to define trends related to the development of the antebellum banjo.

MISSION: To collect, document, and centralize information about the construction and development of the early banjo and to act as a reference tool and clearinghouse for information about the early banjo.

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