Robert S. Hartmann Phonograph Disc Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0297
Creators:
Decca (recording company).
Duchin, Eddie (musician)
Cugat, Xavier (bandleader)
Columbia (recording company).
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Victor (recording company).
Silvertone (recording company).
King, Wayne (musician)
Iona, Andy (musician)
Lombardo, Guy
Kinney, Ray (musician)
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
Hemple, Frieda (singer)
Hartmann, Robert S.
Dates:
1916-1930s.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 Cubic feet
8 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
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.
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
This collection consists of popular music recorded between approximately 1916 and the 1930's collected by Robert S. Hartmann.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Colection donated by Robert S. Hartmann, March 1988.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Robert S. Hartmann Phonograph Disc Collection, ca. 1916-1930s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
78 rpm records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- Performance -- 1910-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
45 rpm records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Phonograph records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Popular music Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives