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PW-269283-20

Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
David Seubert (Project Director: July 2019 to present)
The American Discography Project-Victor and Bluebird Records Access Initiative

The expansion of the Discography of American Historical Recordings online database through the creation of 14,000 discographic records and the digitization of recordings on 8,500 disc sides produced by the Bluebird and Victor record labels, covering the period from the 1920s to 1948.

The American Discography Project-Victor and Bluebird Records Access Initiative is a project to add discographic data for 14,000 Victor and Bluebird recordings from the 1940s to UC Santa Barbara's Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR) as well as digitize 8,500 sides from 1925 through 1948 for free online access under a new agreement from Sony Music, the copyright holder. The project will provide access to an important body of little known works from one of the most fertile eras in American recording history.

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Project fields:
American Studies; Music History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$349,721 (approved)
$349,721 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2020 – 5/31/2023