Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter . Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P. . 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era. @great78project for uploads as they happen. Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles. Some are...
Topics: 78rpm, digitization
The Boston Public Library (BPL) sound collection includes hundreds of thousands of audio recordings in a variety of historical formats, including wax cylinders, 78 rpms, and LPs. The recordings span many genres, including classical, pop, rock, jazz, and opera – from 78s produced in the early 1900s to LPs from the 1980s. These recordings have never been circulated and were in storage for several decades, uncataloged and inaccessible to the public. By collaborating with the Internet Archive,...
This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by Bowling Green State University, to gain digital access to their great collection of records. The collection contains many unique recordings including jazz, children's and folk music. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Bowling_Green_COL_1147
Donation of Leif Druedahl's 78'er Klubben 78's. Collected primarily in Denmark and throughout Scandinavia. 102 boxes. Includes 78's, photographic negatives, and 5 boxes of letterpress printed cardboard record sleeves. Danish, German, and English popular and classical music. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/leifdruedahl2018
78rpm shellac discs donated from the Batavia Public Library Thorpe Collection to the Archive of Contemporary Music and digitized by George Blood, LP for the Internet Archive. Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles. https://archive.org/details/BTB-10202016 contains details of the physical materials.
Topics: 78rpm, thorpe, ARC, Archive of Contemporary Music
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Tercat78RPMRecordCollection
78rpm shellac discs donated from Daniel McNeil to the Archive of Contemporary Music and digitized by George Blood, LP for the Internet Archive. The collection of 22,359 ten and twelve inch seventy-eights is one of the first that ARC worked with from beginning to end, and what a pleasure. Rare for us the discs were all carefully arranged on shelves by label, and then by manufacturer number. Even better, the weeks we spent packing up meant cake and coffee everyday at 4. Here’s Mr. McNeil’s...
Donation of 78rpm records from Saul Nowitz via arcmusic Donation item at: https://archive.org/details/saul-nowitz-records Internet tracking information: https://webarchive.jira.com/browse/COL-614 The Saul Nowitz Collection This collection consist of 23,124 seventy-eight rpm shellac discs and 1200 sixteen-inch transcription discs, V-discs and one-of-a-kind acetates collected by Saul Nowitz (1938 -2018). From his early years Saul was a record enthusiast, sneaking...
The collection contains 78s (10" and 12"), LPs, and 45's that encompass a broad selection of classical, ethnic, and popular music. Below are descriptions of some items within the collection: Classical repertoire, vernacular traditions, limited editions in boxed sets, jazz on early LP labels, and rare issues of vocal selections or operas on European labels. Classical recordings; jazz, dance, and popular music discs; movie soundtracks and original cast sound recordings. Recordings...
This collection of 78rpm records was donated by Charles Roberts. Highlights of the collection include recordings by Louis Armstrong, Larry Clinton, and Guy Lombardo. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/CharlesRoberts78s
Edison Recordings, many of with contributed by University of California Santa Barbara, but also many other collections. Edison Records was one of the early record labels that pioneered sound recording and reproduction, and was an important player in the early recording industry. The first phonograph cylinders were manufactured in 1888, followed by Edison's foundation of the Edison Phonograph Company in the same year. The recorded wax cylinders, later replaced by Blue Amberol...
Topics: cylinder recordings, edison
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/sparkmuseumofelectricalinventionrecordcollection
This 78rpm record collection was donated by prolific vintage record archivist and collector, Kurt Nauck. Kurt's website: 78rpm.com Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/KurtNauck78RPMRecords03152019
KUSF is the University of San Francisco’s radio station in San Francisco, California. This non-commercial student-run station originally broadcast on-air from 1963-1977 as an AM station, and from 1977-2011 on the FM dial. This free-form and freewheeling college station was celebrated both nationally and internationally for its innovative music programming. In 2012 the University of San Francisco donated a large portion of the KUSF collection of 78’s and LP’s to the Internet Archive. Many...
This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated by Minot State University in North Dakota. Description by Daniel Ringrose, Professor of History and Chair of Social Science at Minot: The country, western and pop recordings make up the largest portion of the collection, numbering more than 5,000 in all. The majority are un-played dealer stock, some still with factory inspection slips in their sleeves. Major labels such as Capitol, RCA-Victor and Columbia, but also important independent...
This 78rpm collection was made by Joseph Almeida who began collecting in the 1990s. The material is mostly popular music, i.e. band dance music and vocal music. The focus is on early electrical recordings 1925-1935 but the collection contains many acoustical recordings in the collection dating back to 1901. Mr. Almeida said, "I focused on the big three labels (Brunswick, Victor and Columbia ) but there are plenty of budget label recordings as well such as Romeo, Okeh, Vocalion,...
This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated by Jeffery Barent. Highlights of the collection include albums by Beatrice Kay, Freddie Slack, and music from Alfred Hitchcock's picture Spellbound. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/jeffrey_barent_2018
The Geoffrey A. Wheeler Collection is an archive that represents a lifelong pursuit of recordings of jazz music and a love of jazz history. We are delighted to share his collection so others can enjoy and learn from his life’s work of researching and collecting jazz recordings. Geoffrey Wheeler was born in 1936 and passed away in 2020. He grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and graduated from UCLA. He spent his career in writing, editing, and publishing, but the major love of his life...
This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by Alex Saify. Highlights of the collection include recordings by Bing Crosby, Ray Bloch, Les Brown and Al Jolson. Donor Alex Saify rescued these records from a local record store in Virginia that was downsizing and kept them for a few years in the hopes of digitizing them, but simply ran out of time. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/alexsaify78s
This is a unique group of more than 4000 LPs and 78rpm discs, the vast majority pressed in Latin America or the Caribbean. Of special interest are the hundreds of Cuban recordings and more than a thousand Tango discs from Argentina. Of note is the pristine condition of most of the recordings and the many hand-decorated covers that the donor made for 78rpm discs that were originally issued in generic corporate sleeves. Mr. Chomowicz, who inherited the recordings from a collector friend, and out...
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Stires2018
About the donor and collection: Clark Johnsen (né Roger Clark Johnsen) started working with audio equipment and listening to classical music in high school. His love of classical music grew over the decades as did his interest in accurate sound reproduction. His degree in Applied Mathematics (Harvard College ’63) helped him understand the technical aspects of sound propagation. He started building his own audio equipment in high school. He delved into various aspects of sound reproduction...
This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by the Audio Preservation Fund. Highlights of the collection include recordings by Bing Crosby, Edward R. Murrow, and sound effect records. For more information about the history of the Audio Preservation Fund, you can check out Wayback Machine captures of their website here . Donation item: https://archive.org/details/AudioPreservationFund-06032019
This collection of 78rpm records was purchased by Brewster Kahle for the Internet Archive Great 78s Project, from collector Aldo Mancusi at the Enrico Caruso Museum. The collection includes Edison Diamond Discs and wax cylinders. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/AldoMancusi78s
This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by The Arthur Friedheim Library at the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University. These jazz-focused records were evaluated by a librarian and determined to be somewhat rare, likely held by less than 5 libraries worldwide. Further provenance information can be found on the donation item: https://archive.org/details/arthurfriedheim2018
This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by collector Joe Schmidt. The collection contains many US-issued "ethnic" records from 1910s - 1930s, 1910s ragtime, 1920s-30s jazz and dance. Description by Joe Schmidt: This is not a formal collection on a specific theme but simply recordings that interested me and that I was fortunate enough to find. Most of these records were "junked" -- found at flea markets, barn sales, and the like back...
The Thomas Kemp Collection is a collection of 78rpm records generously donated by Thomas H. Kemp. Mr. Kemp has been collecting many forms of music and their players in Washington DC over the past 50 years. This collection includes several boxes of 78rpm records as well as 80rpm Edison records. Tom's collection contains many rare examples of early acoustic recordings pressed on 78rpm shellac records. It even includes records recorded in other languages that would have been difficult to find in...
78rpm records generously donated to the Internet Archive from the Calvert L. Crawford Sr. Collection. He began collecting 78 rpm records after his retirement in the 1980s, and collected up to his death in 2018. He purchased the records at yard sales, thrift stores, and specialty record stores in the greater Sacramento, CA area. The collection spans approximately 40 years of popular music from the 1910s to the 1950s. Calvert Crawford’s major focus was on swing music and popular music from the...
Thank you for visiting my "museum"! This is the Internet Collection of a private German record collector with interests mainly in Opera and Lied from 1900 to 1945. Meanwhile you can find also other collections with popular 78s, mixed historical recordings, printed matter about music and historical photos put together by me. This collection is curated and still growing. I try to document the items meticolousely in the knowledge that they will hopefully be preserved for further...
Topics: 78 rpm recordings, shellack recordings
Growing up in the 1930's and 40's in New York City, how could Walter Seldon not be a Jazz lover? It was the soundtrack of the city, from Blues to Bebop and beyond. In clubs, at concerts, and on the radio, he listened...and he collected as much of that great music as he could. Though he'd missed the Dixieland Golden Age of 1920's Harlem, it was one of his favorite genres. One of his fondest memories was from 1947 when he attended a recording session of Duke Ellington and his band, then caught a...
The Tina Argumedo and Lucrecia Hug Collection of 78s contains discs collected in Argentina beginning in the mid-1930s. It comprises primarily tango music, with boleros, sambas, mambo and other dance music. The collection was donated by D'Anna Alexander, Michael and Daniel Alexander, and Débora Simcovich. D'Anna Alexander (center) with her mother (right) and grandmother (left). https://archive.org/details/d_anna_2017 Contains details of the physical collection.
Topic: 78rpm, argentina, argentian tango
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Stagno2018
This collection of 78rpm records and square dance call sheets was generously donated to the Internet Archive by collector Larry Edelman. This collection is comprised mostly of Square Dance calling and music, and couples dancing music. Donation item: archive.org/details/LarryEdelman78RPMRecords2017
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/cliffmay78s_2018
This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by collector and folkdance educator Patrick McMonagle. Highlights of this collection include folk dance music from all around the world with a focus on Scandinavian folk and Polish polka. Donor Patrick McMonagle leads a community of dedicated folk dancers who have all contributed to the gathering and preservation of this great collection. By digitizing these records, the songs they were studying and dances they were...
The Kevin Hubler collection was gathered over the lifetime of Kevin’s father, who was a big fan of performer Buddy Clark. Kevin’s father collected rare recordings of Buddy Clark, sheet music, and even captured the Buddy Clark Melody Hour on reel-to-reel tape. Description from Kevin: He once connected with another gentleman who had Buddy's radio show (The Melody Hour) on reel to reel tape and the man came to my father's house and they listened and recorded every show on what is now...
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/donald_ross_2018 Also see CD's from this donor: https://archive.org/details/donald-ross-cds
A collection of Jazz LP's, mainly transfers of 78rpm records
Topics: music, vinyl, Jazz
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Santa_Cruz_Recordings
A collection of digitized 78 rpm records from the 78'er Klubben in Denmark. 78's Klubben is an informal group of people who like to hear music from the old 78's recordings. It is pure nostalgia and a little music cultural history. teater-musik.dk/sw24619.asp
The AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM) was established on 1 April 2004, supported by a 5-year grant of just under £1m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council . A partnership of Royal Holloway, University of London (host institution) with King's College, London and the University of Sheffield , CHARM's aim was to promote the musicological study of recordings, drawing on a wide range of approaches ranging from computational analysis to business...
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/eugene_baron_2018
This collection of 78rpm records was donated to the Internet Archive by the University of California, Santa Barbara. Highlights of the collection include a variety of Tango records and a large number of 78s in Spanish. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/UCSBSeubert2020
This collection is more than 8,000 sound recordings, primarily seventy-eight rpm pre-war discs, deeded to Kansas State University by Mr. Stratton’s estate in 1968. The recordings represent a broad range of early jazz, classical and popular music. This collection was donated by The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections at Kansas State University through the kind efforts of Head Librarian, Keli E. Rylance, Ph.D. Charles William Stratton (1906-1966) was a noted...
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/billhise_2018
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/ianstewart78s
Bruce Lyall, the proprietor of the Haight Street Recycled Records , has been a good friend of the Internet Archive always giving LP’s, 78’s, and CD’s to us as we have needed test records. He has even introduced us to others that have been de-accessioning their collections. Visit the archive.org Recycled Records collection . Link to donation item: archive.org/details/recycled_records_2017
This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by donor Alex Hill. This record collection was originally gathered in 1991 by former Lincoln Center opera singer Greg Dowd in NYC. Greg would not sell the records to Alexander, then unfortunately passed away and bequeathed the records to his son. A year later, Alex got a call to clear out the records in one day! Alexander rescued and housed the records until he could find a forever home for them at the Internet...
Even if I am a collector of "serious" opera recordings on 78 rpm, I am also much faszinated of the diversity of genres and discoveries you can make in the field of popular music recordings. In addition to my collection Emilio's 78 Heritage I will give here an overlook over the many facets and genres of recorded "popular" sound and music since the beginning of sound recording to the end of the shellack era in the 1950ies. It also includes much about operetta, which...
Recordings of classical music from the 78-rpm era (mostly)
Topic: 78 rpm
That's why what you have here is: scratchy records, in whatever condition we found them, broadcast over a college station, recorded off-the-air on cheap machines using cheap cassettes, stored for 35 years, then ripped to an mp3 file with almost no audio filtering or other post-processing: you get the picture! Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/CornbeltSymphony78rpmDonation
[updates:- Finishing the first stage by 2022-02-22, a new upload sequence being resumed for thereafter will pertain to the random order of the titles in ‘The Thirties’ songbook of published scores being followed (rather than alphabetically), which has 40 title scores, but appending a chosen 4 extra, and which appropriately includes all of the flipsides too. Therefore, ‘Sophisticated Lady’ and all the related flipsides in the collection will be the first title to upload; with the artist...
Collection of 78rpm records generously donated to the Internet Archive from Bop Street Records. Link to the LP collection: https://archive.org/details/bop-street-records Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/bopstreetrecords2020
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/UniversityofVermont
A collection of (mostly) classical and vocal 78 rpm records
Topic: 78 rpm
This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by Rider University Libraries. Highlights of the collection include recordings by Joe Howard, Richie Andrusco, and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Donation item: https://archive.org/details/Rider_University_Libraries_COL_642
Neglected historical commercial recordings of classical music, transferred from 78 and LP, mostly for the first time.
Music, in all its forms, has long been a part of the domestic, religious, and social life of the Slovenes. With the spread of Christianity in the 5th century, liturgical hymns were introduced in the region they later inhabited. Secular songs can be traced back to the 9th century. The first director of the Vienna Boys Choir, established in 1498, was the Slovenian scholar, composer, and choirmaster Jurij Slatkonja, who also served as leader of the emperor’s musicians and as Bishop of Vienna....
Topic: Slovenian music
Collection of 78rpm records digitized by the Internet Archive from The National Film and Sound Archives of Australia. The NFSA Excess Audio Collection includes Edisons and unique recordings from a variety of labels including Topic, Saydisc, Mace, Soprapilon, Toshiba, Albatros, Arhoolie, Folkways, Tangent, Liberty Tangent, Nonesuch, Boosey and Hawkes, Paxton, Buenas Nuevas and many more. Article about the Excess Audio Collection at the NFSA: ...
A collection of LP's with transfers of 78rpm records, piano rolls, cylinders.
Topics: music, vinyl, Duo-Art, Welte-Mignon, classical, vocal, opera, 78rpm
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/HarryTryon2020
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/covington2018
This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by Brigham Young University, the Stockton Folk Dance Camp, and the Dance Federation. These great organizations donated the collection so it could be made accessible to all who wish to learn more about folk dances from around the world. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/DavidDay2020
Charles Clifton Colby III - 78 rpm Record Collection, conserved and donated to the Great 78 Project in his honor by his beloved niece, Melissa Brokalakis.
This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive from the collection of Dr. Edward R. Bahr. Dr. Bahr is a member of ARSC as well as a musician, retired university teacher of music and has performed in orchestras, wind ensembles, big bands, etc. He generously donated these records so all could enjoy them. Description/bio by Dr. Bahr: Edward R. Bahr is Professor Emeritus of Low Brass at Delta State University....
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Geoff_Lyall_COL_987
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Brendan_Krivda_COL_1744
78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.
Jan 17, 2018
Lil Armstrong; Clarence Williams; Clarence Willaims; Louis Armstrong And His Orchcestra; Neiburg; Dorothy Fields; Daugherty; Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra; Jimmy McHugh; Joe Oliver; Reynolds; Spencer Williams
Performer: Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra; Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong And His Orchcestra Writer: Spencer Williams; Clarence Willaims; Joe Oliver; Jimmy McHugh; Dorothy Fields; Louis Armstrong; Lil Armstrong; Clarence Williams; Daugherty; Reynolds; Neiburg Instrumental; Fox Trot; Fox Trot; Vocal Chorus; Vocal Chorus; Fox Trot; Vocal Chorus. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer these records. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated...
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Topics: Jazz, 78rpm
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Brian_Mantenuto_COL_516
Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/ralph_hyman_2018