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Re: Thousands of Rare Edison Disc Phonograph Recordings Released Online

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Railroads On Parade <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 28 Feb 2022 09:57:10 -0500

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It appears Paul Vernon's book will be rereleased.
Guy Walker

On Mon, 28 Feb 2022 at 09:49, Jerry Fabris <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thomas Edison  National Historical Park News Release
> National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
> 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052
> 973 736-0550 phone ; 973 736-6567 fax
>
> For Release:  February 28, 2022
> Contact:  Jerry Fabris, TENHP Museum Curator
> Phone:  201-421-8774
> Link to online news release:
> https://www.nps.gov/edis/learn/news/2022-02-28-disc-recordings-released-online.htm
>
> Thousands of Rare Edison Disc Phonograph Recordings Released Online
>
> WEST ORANGE, NJ – Thomas Edison National Historical Park (TENHP) announces
> the release of 2,400 historic Edison disc sound recordings, digitized and
> made available online in cooperation with the University of California,
> Santa Barbara Library Special Research Collections on their Discography of
> American Historical Recordings (DAHR) website at adp.library.ucsb.edu.
> The recordings from TENHP include many rarities, including unissued test
> pressings.
>
> The disc records originate from phonograph inventor Thomas Edison’s own
> collection preserved at TEHNP and contain music recorded by Thomas A.
> Edison, Incorporated in New York City and European cities from 1910 through
> 1929. “Edison discs document a fascinating era of performance and
> technology that is of interest to music historians and audiophiles still
> today,” said Jerry Fabris, Museum Curator at TENHP.
>
> “Sharing these historically important recordings with the public perfectly
> fits the mission of both the University of California and the National Park
> Service,” said David Seubert, Curator of the Performing Arts Collection at
> UCSB, who heads the DAHR. “UCSB was pleased to be able to join in this
> important partnership to preserve our history.”
>
> The cooperative effort to make Edison disc recordings available to the
> public at no cost began in 2012 when TENHP shared its catalog database of
> Edison disc textual information with UCSB Library. TEHNP also shared copies
> of historic hand-written recording ledgers and studio cashbooks. Using
> funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, data from TENHP
> formed the basis from which researchers at UCSB Library developed the
> DAHR’s complete online discography of Edison disc recordings. The DAHR
> documents more than 14,000 Edison recording sessions that resulted in more
> than 8,000 published two-sided discs. With the digitized audio recordings
> from TENHP, the DAHR now has a total of more than 7,400 Edison disc
> recordings available for listening.
>
> --
>
> The Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR) is a database of
> master recordings made by American record companies during the 78rpm era.
> It is part of the American Discography Project (ADP)—an initiative of the
> University of California, Santa Barbara and the Packard Humanities
> Institute that is edited by a team of researchers based at the UCSB
> Library. DAHR currently includes information on more than 327,000 master
> recordings (matrixes) made by Victor, Columbia, OKeh, Berliner, Edison,
> Zonophone, Leeds & Catlin, Brunswick, and Decca. The ADP is also a partner
> with the Library of Congress National Jukebox project and provides most of
> the cataloging data used in the Jukebox. As a result of this partnership,
> 11,000 recordings made by Victor and Columbia between 1900 and 1925 can be
> streamed online. An additional 35,000 masters from Columbia, Okeh,
> Zonophone and Edison are also available via UCSB's streaming player or
> embedded YouTube links. Visit DAHR online at https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/
> .
>
> Thomas Edison National Historical Park is a National Park Service site
> dedicated to promoting an international understanding and appreciation of
> the life and extraordinary achievements of Thomas Alva Edison by
> preserving, protecting, and interpreting the Park’s extensive historic
> artifact and archive collections at the Edison Laboratory Complex and
> Glenmont, the Edison family estate.  The Visitor Center is located at 211
> Main Street in West Orange, New Jersey. The Laboratory Complex, Glenmont
> Mansion and its grounds are currently closed to the public and will reopen
> on March 12, 2022. Schools and organized groups may make reservations for
> virtual programming. Call 973-736-0550 ext. 26 Wednesday through Sunday for
> more information or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/edis.
>
> -NPS-
>

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