Guide to the Cylinder Audio Recordings Collection circa 1903-1913
SC 6

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Cylinder Audio Recordings Collection
ID
SC 6
Date [inclusive]
circa 1903-1913
Extent
10.0 containers
General Physical Description note
8 Linear feet of shelf space 148 recordings; 2 phonographs
Location note
(MASC STAFF USE) 1-1
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of 148 commercially produced cylinder recordings of musical performances (vocal and instrumental). The collection includes wax and celluloid cylinders. Two Edison Home Phonographs (not in working condition) are also included in the collection.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Cylinder audio recordings collection, circa 1903-1913

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of 148 commercially produced cylinder recordings of musical performances (vocal and instrumental). The collection includes wax and celluloid cylinders. Some of these are housed in their original cylindrical boxes. Two Edison Home Phonographs (not in working condition) are also included in the collection.

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Arrangement note

The seven recordings originally processed in 2009 are in a single alphabetical sequence by recording title. The 141 recordings added in 2011 are arranged as they were received, with no apparent filing order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The recordings in box 1 below, and one of the players (player 2) are from unknown sources. In 2011, the WSU School of Music transferred 141 additional recordings and a player, which were added to the collection in the same year.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman in 2009 and 2011.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Many American cylinder recordings, including nearly all of the examples in this collection, are available in digital format for online listening through another repository: the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project, Donald C. Davidson Library, University of California at Santa Barbara.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Cylinder recordings.
  • Music
  • Popular music -- 1901-1910.
  • Popular music -- 1911-1920.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

The Two Edison Home Phonographs are not in working condition. Playback equipment for listening to the cylinders is not currently available at the repository.

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Bibliography

Sources consulted:Koenigsberg, Allen. Edison Cylinder Records, 1889-1912. New York: Stellar Productions, 1969.University of California Santa Barbara Library, " Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project".

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Title: 'Deed I Do 

1 1

Performer(s): Corinne Morgan and Frank Stanley 

Issue number: 703 

Label: Indestructible Record 

Date: circa 1903 

Title: Hottentot Love Song 

1 2

Performer(s): Ada Jones 

Issue number: 9418 

Label: Edison Gold Moulded Records 

Date: 1906 

Title: I Love You So 

1 3

Performer(s): Frank Stanley and Elise Stevenson 

Issue number: 709 

Label: Indestructible Record 

Date: circa 1908 

Notes: Case does not match recording. It is an Edison Records case for issue number 9639, "Tell Mother I'll Be There." 

Title: Just Before the Battle, Mother 

1 4

Performer(s): Harry MacDonough and John Bieling 

Issue number: 8872 

Label: Edison Gold Moulded Records 

Date: 1905 

Title: Manana 

1 5

Performer(s): Indestructible Military Band 

Issue number: 717 

Label: Indestructible Record 

Date: circa 1908 

Title: Patriotic Songs of America 

1 6

Performer(s): New York Military Band 

Issue number: 1626 

Label: Edison Blue Amberol 

Date: circa 1913 

Notes: Case does not match recording. It has a handwritten label for "I Surrender All." 

Title: Pride of the Prairie 

1 7

Performer(s): Quartette 

Issue number: 748 

Label: Indestructible Record 

Date: circa 1908 

Accessories for player 1 

Cylinder recordings transferred from WSU School of Music 

2

Accessories for player 1 

Cylinder recordings transferred from WSU School of Music 

Cases 1-4

Edison Home Phonograph and horn 

Player 1

Edison Home Phonograph and horn 

Player 2