The Packard Humanities Institute of Palo Alto, Ca. has awarded a $600,000 grant to the Special Collections Department to establish the American Discography Project (ADP), a database and free website that documents the early sound recording activities of several U.S. companies. Initial work of the American Discography Project will include acoustical (pre-1925) recordings of Columbia Records and Okeh Records.
The Project is an expansion of the department’s Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (http://victor.library.ucsb.edu). As with the Victor discography, the ADP will be the source of cataloging information in the Library of Congress National Jukebox website.