Natalia M. Belting Sound Recording Collection, 1902-1911 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
Series Number: 12/9/106
Volume: 2.5 cubic feet
Available for use at:
|SACAM, Band Building||01-03|
|SACAM, Band Building||04-05|
|19 Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive||Cylinder player|
Description: Consists of fifty-two 2- and 4-minute Edison cylinders commercially produced recordings from the Edison Standard, Edison Gold Moulded, and Edison Amberol labels recorded ca. 1902 to 1911, and an Edison Standard Phonograph cylinder player, ca. 1905. Four general categories of recordings are represented: 1) Vaudevilles/Comic songs, 2) Orchestral music (to include solo vocal and instrumental selections with orchestral accompaniment), 3) Folk/Country and Old-Time Music, and 4) Band/Instrumental music. A collection of original casings for the cylinders has been retained although the case markings do not coincide with the contents of the cylinders which were housed therein.