The Gus Horvath Hungarian Gypsy Collection
Michigan is the residence of a large number of
Hungarian Gypsies and Gus Horvath was a well-known Hungarian Gypsy musician
who lived in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. The Gus Horvath collection includes
Gus' last cymbalom, made in Hungary and embellished by him, which the
museum acquired in 2000 with the support of Hungarian Art Club of Dearborn
and the MSU Office of Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies.
Other donations include copies of his photo albums and scrapbooks, sheet
music, bills of sale for musical instruments, tools and equipment Gus
used to embellish his instruments, copies of photographs, handbills, newspaper
clippings. All of the materials highlight Gus Horvath's long musical career
and provides context to augment our understanding of Gus' instruments,
of Gus, and of the community of musicians.
Dr. William G. Lockwood.
Elaine and Ray Moise.
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