THE BANJO SIGHTINGS DATABASE™ VISION AND MISSION:
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
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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