The University of North Texas Music Library has 732 cylinders in its processed collection, and likely about 100 unprocessed.
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Subject: [EXT] [ARSCLIST] Counts of Wax Cylinders in Collections
Where can I get a count of the wax cylinders in various archives?
I mean LOC is claimed by Press Releases to have the largest collection in the USA. But I can't find a count.
[email protected] claims just under 7000. But I don't see an exact number anywhere (but maybe I'm not looking in the right place?)
University of California Berkeley’s Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology was part of the IRENE project but I don't see a full count. Someone says
148 but I suspect this might be scoped to a single Indigenous language.
In contrast to these numbers in the hundreds and low thousands, Tjeerd de Graaf in various publication cites number in the tens of thousands for the Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv and an archive in St. Petersburg Russia, and for Vienna.
- Hugh Paterson III