Discography Status

The Discography of American Historical Recordings database currently includes the following content:

  • Victor Talking Machine Company and RCA Victor black label 10-inch recordings made in the United States through 1942; others, including those recorded in Central and South America, through early 1937; releases derived from masters recorded in Europe by the Gramophone Company; and trial recordings of new artists and sessions from which no discs were issued
  • Columbia Records 10-inch domestic masters recorded between 1901 and 1934
  • Columbia Records 12-inch domestic masters recorded between 1906 and 1931
  • Columbia Records acoustic ethnic 10-inch and 12-inch discs not in the Columbia Master Book
  • Berliner Gramophone Co. domestic recordings from 1892 to 1900
  • OKeh masters recorded between 1918 and 1931
  • US Zonophone 7-inch, 9-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch masters recorded between 1900 and 1912
  • Leeds & Catlin domestic issues released between 1903 and 1909 
  • Edison disc recordings beginning in 1922
  • Decca Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York Masters, 1934-1973

The database currently has data on more than 207,000 matrix records. 10,000 Victor sides are available for online listening.