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Nipper the dog - logo of the Victor Talking-Machine Company

[Detail] logo of the Victor Talking-Machine Company


Collection Overview

Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry documents the activities of the person responsible for the development of the gramophone, microphone and flat recording disc. Recordings from the Berliner Gramophone Company document the various kinds of material recorded in the 1890. Also included is information on Berliner's other interests including public health and poetry.

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  • Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
  • Emergence of Modern America — 1890-1930

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