You might also look in ARSC directory for those who mention cylinders in the descriptions of their collections, institutions and private collectors alike.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Filip Šír
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Counts of Wax Cylinders in Collections
This is really interesting question! There ia a report about what was exist
and how many left but I never seen SURVEY f.e. under LoC telling us numbers
Indiana, Santa Barbara, LoC, etc.
This will be also good for ARSC to know because Archival boxes (arsc ACB).
So, not only question about numbers but also if they are rehoused in new
archival boxes, how many of them is catalogued/ digitized/ access etc
Is it possible to ask someone from arsc executive board?
po 13. 5. 2019 v 20:54 odesílatel Hugh Paterson III <[log in to unmask]>
> 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.
> ATM@UI 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.
> Any pointers?
> - Hugh Paterson III