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Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
David Seubert (Project Director: July 2006 to March 2010)
Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR)

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

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Preservation and Access

$323,040 (approved)
$323,040 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2007 – 4/30/2009