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    Robert S. Hartmann Phonograph Disc Collection, 1916-1930s.
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    Hartmann, Robert S. (collector).
    Robert S. Hartmann Phonograph Disc Collection, 1916-1930s.
    Phy. Description: 
    2.5 cu. ft.: 8 document boxes.
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding aid
    Boxes 1-4: 53 10" Edison recordings of popular songs by such artists as Freda Hemple, George Hamilton Green, the Metropolitan Quartet, and Frederick Kinsley; also hymns, World War I songs, and some operatic selections.
    Box 5: 32 45-r.p.m. records, primarily by Victor, some Decca, others, by Eddie Duchin, Xavier Cugat, Guy Lombardo, etc.
    Box 6: 41 45-r.p.m. records, including 16 by Victor, 4 by Columbia, 4 by Silvertone, 8 unlabelled, 3 family recordings, 4 in Greek. Artists include Eddie Duchin, Guy Lombardo, Wayne King.
    Box 7: Several volumes of Victor library, all 78 r.p.m. Artists include Ray Kinney, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Dick McIntire, Andy Iona.
    Box 8: Popular recordings; Christmas carols sung by Frieda Hempel, recorded by Edison; and family recordings.
    Scope and Content: 
    Popular music recorded approximately 1916-1930s: 78 and 45 RPM phonograph discs produced by Edison recordings, Victor, Decca, Columbia, and Silvertone.
    Language Note: 
    Two recordings in Box 5: in Japanese.
    Four records in Box 6: in Greek.
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    Robert S. Hartmann Phonograph Disc Collection, ca. 1916-1930s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Popular music
    Music -- Performance -- 1910-1940.
    Form / Genre: 
    45 rpm records
    Phonograph records
    Sound recordings
    78 rpm records
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Duchin, Eddy, 1909-1951 (musician).
    Lombardo, Guy (musician).
    Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986
    Iona, Andy, musician
    Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
    Kinney, Ray, musician
    King, Wayne, musician
    Hemple, Frieda, singer
    Cugat, Xavier, bandleader
    Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI (collector).
    Silvertone (recording company)
    Decca (recording company)
    Victor (recording company)
    Columbia (recording company)
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0297Add Copy to MyList

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