Until a more complete data set is mounted at Stanford University, one can consult DISMARC.org for discographic listings of American Columbia and RCA Victor (the latter not yet complete, of course) classical 78s, with recording dates, matrix numbers and in most cases recording locales. The DISMARC site opens with a query screen - simply put in the name, release number or matrix number. Similar data will be found at the CHARM discographic web site, though I'm not sure if it's been opened yet.
DISCMARC also includes the majority of Columbia classical LPs, mono and stereo + a healthy selection of RCA Classical LPs .... and a whole lot more 78s and classical LP data, practically all, if the data still existed, with recording dates and session locations. All of the above referenced are works-in-progress (discography is a never-ending quest) so please be understanding if the record you're looking for isn't there yet.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, October 9, 2009 1:02 am
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Columbia/RCA discography was Mercury 25073 source/date/performer?
> there is a Columbia Masterworks discography in process
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Michel RUPPLI
> Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 12:43 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury 25073 source/date/performer?
> I am interested in those listings, particularly for the years
> 1938-1950 (Columbia) and 1942-1950 (RCA).
> I don't know whether something has been done on those.
> Le 9 oct. 09 à 06:10, Roger Kulp a écrit :
> > What if you would like,as I would,to have a complete listing of
> > every RCA (Victor) and Columbia classical 78 issued between 1925
> > and 1950 ?
> > Roger
> > --- On Thu, 10/8/09, Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > From: Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]>
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury 25073 source/date/performer?
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009, 8:45 PM
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Stern"
> > <[log in to unmask]>
> >> Our messages crossed - Thanks for this information!
> >> I wonder if anyone at Greenwood is thinking about making the
> >> Discography
> >> series available
> >> on CD-ROM? I, like many older collectors no longer can afford the
> >> price of
> >> the print editions
> >> of discographies. The production costs for ROM are significantly
> >> lower, and
> >> would make the work
> >> available, if the cost savings are passed on. If search
> >> capabilities are
> >> included, the ROM
> >> format is significantly better for searching.
> >> Of course, I'd like to see a freely available online national
> >> discography
> >> with everything,
> >> but until that happens it is nice to see resources like
> 78discography>> growing.
> > Actually (as I discovered almost 25 years ago!) to issue
> discographic> compilations of 78-related data is to put it into a
> standard database
> > format! dBASE used to work wondefully well in this respect; the
> > data in a .dbf file is still in human-readable form.
> > I entered the RR Perfect listing, as well as much of their compiled
> > listings of Plaza/ARC files; once I had it in dBASE format, I could
> > search, sort and index it as I saw fit!
> > Note that Ty S. has converted the "Abrams Files" into an extensive
> > set of web-accessible files...creating a VERY useful data source.
> > Perhaps our next step should be for all of us who own 78's to
> > use their records to correct/augment Ty's files?!
> > Steven C. Barr