New Streaming Audio: Victor Project and the National Jukebox

The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR), the library's project documenting all recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company and RCA Victor before 1950, now contains more than 10,000 streaming audio recordings digitized from the collections of the Library of Congress and UCSB for LC's National Jukebox.

The National Jukebox made its debut on May 10, 2011. At launch, the site contained 10,300 pre-1925 recordings, about half of which were digitized from UCSB's collection. The number of recordings included in the site will be expanded regularly. The underlying metadata for the Jukebox is from our Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings.

As a systematic discography, EDVR documents published recordings, many of which may no longer be extant and those that were never published. Published recordings that are in the collections of either LC or UCSB (about 20% of pre-1925 sound recordings made by Victor) can now be listened to online through either website. Look for the gramophone icon throughout the EDVR site indicating items that have been digitized.