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The National Park Service (NPS) Library Program recently loaded the Thomas 
Edison National Historical Park (TENHP) MARC-format database of recorded 
sound holdings into the NPS Voyager catalog.  The NPS Voyager catalog is 
available for public searches on-line at http://www.library.nps.gov/ .  

The TENHP database in Voyager includes MARC-format data for the 10,000 
cylinder records and 28,000 disc records preserved at Edisonís Laboratory 
in West Orange, New Jersey.  The majority of the phonograph records in the 
collection are Edison recordings made between 1888 and 1929.  The 
collection also includes some Edison-era recordings made by competing 
companies.  The project to create the MARC-format database began in 1995 
and completed in 2005.  

To limit a search in Voyager to the TENHP records only, follow these 
steps:  
- Go to the NPS Library Information center, on-line at 
http://www.library.nps.gov/
- Under "NPS Voyager Catalog", click on "search."
- Choose "Basic Search".
- Click on the list titled "Optionally limit to major NPS library."  
- Choose TENHP, listed under "Major Park Libraries."

For more information, please contact:
Jerry Fabris, Museum Curator
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
211 Main Street
West Orange, New Jersey 07052
tel:  (973) 736-0550, ext. 48
fax: (973) 736-8496
website: http://www.nps.gov/edis/index.htm
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