Discography of American Historical Recordings


A database of more than 113,000 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. The DAHR is an expansion of the Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR) database. It incorporates all the contents of the former EDVR database and adds previously published discographic works under license from various publishers, folding them into the search and display framework of DAHR.Documentation of the activities of the Victor Talking Machine Company and RCA Victor in the DAHR derives primarily from consultation of publications of the companies and original documents held in the archives of Sony Music Entertainment in New York City. The DAHR entries describing recordings made by Columbia Records and the Berliner Gramophone Co. are based on two authoritative published discographies, the four-volume Columbia Master Book Discography by Tim Brooks and Brian Rust (Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999) and Berliner Gramophone Records : American Issues, 1892-1900, by Paul Charosh (Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995). The DAHR supplements information found in these sources with new research, examination of recordings in the collections of the University of California Santa Barbara library, and submissions from record collectors.

Brylawski, Samuel; Seubert, David;
University of California at Santa Barbara Library
Publication Year: 
September, 2013