Robert S. Hartmann Phonograph Disc Collection, 1916-1930s
Hartmann, Robert S
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Duchin, Eddy 1909-1951
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
Silvertone (recording company)
Decca (recording company)
Victor (recording company)
Columbia (recording company)
2.5 cu. ft.: 8 document boxes
45 rpm records
78 rpm records
Popular music recorded approximately 1916-1930s: 78 and 45 RPM phonograph discs produced by Edison recordings, Victor, Decca, Columbia, and Silvertone.
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.
Robert S. Hartmann Phonograph Disc Collection, ca. 1916-1930s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History