Discography of American Historical Recordings

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The Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR) is a database of master recordings made by American record companies during the 78rpm era. [1] The DAHR provides these original recordings, free of charge, via audio streaming, along with access to the production catalogs of those same companies. DAHR is part of the American Discography Project (ADP), and is funded and operated in partnership by the University of California, Santa Barbara, the National Endowment for the Humanities, [2] and the Packard Humanities Institute. [3]


Database catalog

The database catalog is essentially based on physically accessible archive material, stored at the companies that still exist and others that succeeded the production companies that were active at the time. Catalog compilations created by specialist authors are also used, supplemented by newly acquired research knowledge. [4]


The American Discography Project is partnered with the National Jukebox Project of the Library of Congress. As a result, Victor Talking Machine Company publications from 1900 to 1925, including additional recordings digitized by the University of California, Santa Barbara, are available. [6]

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  2. "UCSB Library Receives NEH Grant to Digitize Historic Sound Recordings". neh.gov. April 9, 2020. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
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