News

15,000 Additional Audio Files are Accessible
March 26th, 2019, Sam Brylawski and David Seubert
We are very pleased to announce that this week we added approximately 15,000 audio files to DAHR. The discography now features more than 30,000 sides from...
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DAHR in 2019
February 12th, 2019, Sam Brylawski and David Seubert
The beginning of a new year is an appropriate time to review the progress of the Discography of American Historical Recordings, what we've accomplished and...
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Decca Records
July 9th, 2018, Sam Brylawski & David Seubert
DAHR users may have noticed the addition of Decca Records masters to the discography. Documentation of more than 48,000 masters is already listed. The Decca entries...
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Leeds & Catlin Records Now Online
May 20th, 2018, David Seubert & Sam Brylawski
In partnership with Mainspring Press we are pleased to announce the addition of Leeds & Catlin Records to DAHR.  Leeds & Catlin Records may...
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Edison Disc Recordings Access Initiative
April 23rd, 2018, David Seubert
UCSB has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the Edison Disc Recordings Access Initiative. This funding provides additional...
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John Bolig Bluebird Label Discography
December 19th, 2017, David Seubert
The American Discography Project is pleased to announce the availability of the second volume in our collaboration with John Bolig, the Bluebird Label Discography...
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MARC records added to DAHR
November 6th, 2017, David Seubert
In an effort to aid libraries in cataloging their collections, 120,000+ MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging) records have been added to DAHR. The MARC records are displayed...
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Up and About
October 16th, 2017, Sam Brylawski
DAHR users might be interested in an overview of the work being undertaken by American Discography Project editors. New descriptions of recording sessions are posted...
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Welcome, Zonophone
March 11th, 2017, Sam Brylawski
The American Discography Project is very pleased to announce that documentation of nearly 2500 ten- and twelve-inch Zonophone discs recorded between 1904 and 1912 is now included in...
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John Bolig Victor Black Label Discography Volume 5
February 16th, 2017, Sam Brylawski and David Seubert
The American Discography Project (ADP) is proud to announce the availability in electronic form of the concluding volume of John Bolig’s Victor Black...
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What's going on
October 12th, 2016, Sam Brylawski
ADP editors are presently tackling a special project, the documentation of every Victor double-faced popular black label issue. When we’re done, DAHR users...
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Smith and Stanley
August 2nd, 2016, Sam Brylawski
Among our present projects is documentation of OKeh masters of the 1920s. Early OKeh repertoire is not very different from contemporary pop releases of Victor...
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Foray into OKeh
April 11th, 2016, Sam Brylawski
We recently began posting OKeh masters to the website. Our work is an electronic adaptation of Ross Laird’s and Brian Rust’s...
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The Columbia Master Book Discography is now complete in DAHR
January 24th, 2016, Sam Brylawski
The American Discography Project adaptation of Tim Brooks’ and Brian Rust’s four-volume Columbia Master Book Discography is now entirely online. Major US...
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A Lot of Help from Our Friends
January 11th, 2016, Sam Brylawski
The original sources of our listings of early Columbia releases are volumes one and four of Tim Brooks’ and Brian Rust’s Columbia...
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Editing of Brazilian Releases Begins
May 20th, 2015, David Seubert
Victor recorded in Brazil as early as 1907 but they didn't set up permanent operations in Brazil until 1927. After they did, a flood of Brazilian sides...
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Welcome EDVR Users
August 6th, 2014, David Seubert
All web traffic from the Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR) is now being redirected to the Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR). All of...
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Launch of the Discography of American Historical Recordings
June 5th, 2014, David Seubert and Sam Brylawski
With the generous support of the Packard Humanities Institute, the American Discography Project releases the Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR) an online database with...
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New Website Faceting
May 31st, 2014, Sam Brylawski
The transition from the Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings to the Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR) is more than a "re-branding." In addition to...
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Analysis of Asian Recording Series
May 15th, 2014, David Seubert
Jonathan Ward's extensive research into the Asian recording series of the Victor Talking Machine Company is now online. With the growth of the Chinese middle...
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Packard Humanities Institute Renews Project Funding
May 1st, 2014, David Seubert
The Packard Humanities Institute has renewed funding for the American Discography Project for another two years, allowing work to continue on the expansion of the...
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Motion Picture Soundtrack Recordings in the DAHR
January 6th, 2014, Sam Brylawski
The Institute of the American Musical, directed by Miles Kreuger, very kindly provided DAHR editors with access to several Victor company documents in the institute's...
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New Editor - Katy Costantinidis
December 3rd, 2013, David Seubert
The American Discography Project (ADP) is pleased to welcome Katy Costantinidis as our newest Editorial Assistant. Katy worked as a student researcher on the Project...
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Columbia Records Being Digitized
January 24th, 2012, David Seubert
Under contract from the Library of Congress, the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Library is digitizing 6,000 sides recorded by Columbia Records before 1925 for inclusion...
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Brunswick, Okeh Discographies Licensed, To Be Added to EDVR
December 15th, 2011, David Seubert
The American Discography Project (ADP) has licensed electronic publication rights for Okeh and Brunswick discographies from publisher ABC-CLIO for the Encyclopedic Discography of Victor...
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New Editor - Fran Smith
November 16th, 2011, David Seubert
The American Discography Project (ADP) is pleased to welcome Fran Smith as our newest Associate Editor. Fran worked for the American Film Institute in Los...
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Columbia Records Data Licensed
July 13th, 2011, David Seubert
The American Discography Project (ADP) has reached an agreement with ABC-CLIO, publisher of The Columbia Master Book Discography, to license the data compiled by Brian...
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Support from the National Endowment for the Humanities
May 18th, 2011, David Seubert
The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings is very fortunate to have been recently awarded a third grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The...
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"Lights for Starting and Stopping Talent"
December 1st, 2010, Sam Brylawski
There are not a lot of first-hand accounts of how recording sessions were conducted during the acoustical era. For that reason, EDVR editors were pleased...
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Asian Recordings Project
July 26th, 2010, Jon Ward
In 1902-1903, with a series of discs featuring traditional Chinese opera, the Victor Talking Machine Company began recording the music of Asian cultures, and subsequently...
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Update
May 6th, 2009, Sam Brylawski
Recently, I've been making changes to the locations of very early Victor recording sessions. Victor expert John Bolig questioned why we set so many early...
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