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This project was a collaborative effort between many people. Project staff however are solely responsible for the content, though many other individuals have given generously of their time, knowledge and advice.

Project Director

Cylinder Digitizing Technicians

  • Gabe Bustos, Malcolm Gault-Williams, Humberto Solis

Cylinder Digitizing Technicians Emeritus

  • Noah Pollaczek, Meredith Bak, Greg Minihan

Cylinder Catalogers

  • Levi Hanes, Su-Ching Lin

Systems Support

  • Josh Preston, Ana Fidler


  • Steven Greeran, David Seubert

Cylinder History

  • Benjamin Reitz, Noah Pollaczek, David Seubert (text), Tony Mastres (photos)

Student Employees

Matt Belding, Ambre Gonzales, Alex Knox, Brendan Lucas, Rebecca Monroe, Samantha Pineda, Nicole Sonquist

Special Thanks

Jill Breedon, Tim Brooks, Martin F. Bryan, Sam Brylawski, Henri Chamoux, Gene DeAnna, Ron Dethlefson, Jerry Fabris, Patrick Feaster, Tom and Virginia Hawthorn, Barbara Hirsch, Tom Hurd, Bill Klinger, John Levin, Edie MacDougal, Catherine Masi, Kurt Nauck, Jon Noring, Cian Phillips, Bill Schurk, Dave Valentine

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Featured Cylinder

All over this world - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet [i.e. Fisk Jubilee Singers]. (Edison Blue Amberol: 4045), Edison Amberol: 982), [1920].

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The first cylinder recording was made in 1877 on tinfoil by Thomas Edison.

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