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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

Programming/interface

  • 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

A barnyard serenade - Spencer and Holt. (Columbia Phonograph Co.: 33000), [1906].


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Some instruments recorded better than others with the acoustic recording process. Typically loud instruments like brass recorded well, while softer instruments like violins didn't.

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