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University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
David Seubert (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50959-11
Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR)

To support: Continuing work on the comprehensive Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (1900-1950) that would add 42,000 entries from 1930 to 1940 to the Internet database of gramaphone recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company.

The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR) is a comprehensive online resource that documents both the daily recording activities and all 78-rpm disc releases of the largest record company in the U.S., Victor Records, from 1900 to 1950. The online database currently documents more than 48,000 recording events, and by April 2011, with funding provided by NEH, it will include edited data on 82,000 recording sessions through 1930. An audio player will be added in the fall of 2010 to stream digitized recordings. Further support from the Endowment will enable the editing of another ten years (1931-1940) of data as well as the addition to the online database of the recordings made by Victor's corporate predecessor, the Berliner Gramophone Co., between 1892 and 1900.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $298,970 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 5/31/2014

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
David Seubert (Project Director, 08/04/2008 - present)
PW-50447-09
Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings

To support: This project will add 30,000 additional entries to the comprehensive Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (1900-1950), which is a searchable electronic database freely available on the Internet.

The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR) is a comprehensive online resource that documents both the daily recording activities and all 78-rpm disc releases of the largest record company in the U.S., Victor Records, from 1900 to 1950. It details more than 165,000 recording sessions produced by the company, including information about more than 300,000 "takes" and over 90,000 works recorded with the participation of 29,000 performers. The EDVR database is the basis of the most comprehensive discographic resource yet available over the internet, with recording data on 40,000 sessions through 1920 to be available online at the completion of the 2007-09 grant cycle and an additional 30,000 sessions from the 1920s by mid-2011. The recorded content includes music of all types--classical, popular, and ethnic--as well as radio programs, motion picture soundtracks, drama, poetry, instruction, and other genres of recorded sound.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $350,000 (approved); $350,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2011

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
David Seubert (Project Director, 07/27/2006 - present)
PM-50058-07
Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR)

To support: The editing of a comprehensive database for the period 1913-1928 that documents the daily recording activities of Victor Talking Machine Company and Victor Records, the largest American record company in business from 1900 to 1950.

The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings is a comprehensive database which documents the daily recording activities from 1900 to 1950 of the largest record company in the U.S., Victor Records. It details every recording session produced by the company?over 150,000?including information about more than 400,000 "takes" and over 80,000 works recorded with the participation of 25,000 performers. The database will be the basis of the most comprehensive discographic resource yet available over the internet. The content recorded includes music of all types?classical, popular, and ethnic?and radio programs, motion picture soundtracks, drama, poetry, instruction, and other genres of recorded sound.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Reference Materials
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $323,040 (approved); $323,040 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2007 – 4/30/2009

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