Thanks for the information, Jerry!
UC Santa Barbara has done an amazing job with Wax Cylinders and someday I
hope to visit their lab.
Also, I moved to Metuchen on the border of Menlo Park last year and so this
is doubly fascinating.
On Mon, Feb 28, 2022 at 10:01 AM Railroads On Parade <
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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 <
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> > 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:
> > Thousands of Rare Edison Disc Phonograph Recordings Released Online
> > WEST ORANGE, NJ – Thomas Edison National Historical Park (TENHP)
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > fits the mission of both the University of California and the National
> > Service,” said David Seubert, Curator of the Performing Arts Collection
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > with the Library of Congress National Jukebox project and provides most
> > 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
> > 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
> > .
> > 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
> > on March 12, 2022. Schools and organized groups may make reservations for
> > virtual programming. Call 973-736-0550 ext. 26 Wednesday through Sunday
> > more information or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/edis.
> > -NPS-