McDermott, Edward J. (Edward John), 1852-1926

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Louisville lawyer, and lieutenant-governor of Ky., 1911-1915.

From the description of Edward J. McDermott : papers, 1894-1925. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49252437

Edward J. McDermott was the Lieutenant-Governor of Kentucky, 1911-1915.

From the description of Edward J. McDermott Papers, 1904-1925. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 755760243

The Victor/Victrola Record Company was in operation from 1901 to 1929, until the 1929 Stock Market crash, which decimating the non-essential commodities industry. They would revive their status by merging with RCA in the 1930's (giving birth to the company's iconic image of the dog listening to 'his master's voice' via the phonograph). But before then, the company had been world famous for their sound and for the performers who lent their voices to their medium of the phonograph.

Perhaps the most famous of all the performers included in this series the Italian tenor Enrico Caruso. Caruso had gained international renown for the ease of which his vocal tones transmitted across the medium of the phonograph. While many of his contemporaries disdained the idea of recording their voices on such a machine, Caruso saw an opportunity to reach a broader audience, regardless of the low fidelity of the sound produced on the albums. Another prominent singer to lend his voice to the Victor/Victrola Company was John McCormack, an Irish tenor, famous for his diction and breath control during his operas.

Other, smaller record companies that have products in the collection include the Harvard Phonograph Records, Student Records, Cameo Records, Parlophone Odeum Series, Decca Records, Radiex, as well as the prestigious Columbia Records.

From the guide to the McDermott Record collection, McDermott Record Collection, 1900-1940, (Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf McDermott, Edward J. (Edward John), 1852-1926. Edward J. McDermott : papers, 1894-1925. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf McDermott, Edward J., 1852-1926. Edward J. McDermott Papers, 1904-1925. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Eager, George B. Eager, George B. 1911 letter and brochure. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Library of Aeronautical History, 1920-1950. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf McDermott Record collection, McDermott Record Collection, 1900-1940 Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
referencedIn Roscoe Pound Papers Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
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associatedWith Alda, Frances person
associatedWith Arndt, Felix, d. 1918 person
associatedWith BBC Symphony Orchestra corporateBody
associatedWith Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 person
associatedWith Bernard, Al person
associatedWith Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921 person
associatedWith Chaliapin, Fyodor Ivanovich, 1873-1938 person
associatedWith Columbia Phonograph Company, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia Symphony Orchestra corporateBody
associatedWith Culp, Julia, 1880-1970 person
associatedWith Decca Records (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith De Luca, Giuseppe, 1876-1950 person
associatedWith Eager, George B. person
associatedWith Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967 person
associatedWith Fields, Arthur person
associatedWith Franck, César, 1822-1890 person
associatedWith Galli-Curci, Amelita, 1882-1963 person
associatedWith Garrison, Mabel, 1886-1963 person
associatedWith Gialdini, Gialdino, 1842-1919 person
associatedWith Gluck, Alma, 1884-1938 person
associatedWith Gogorza, Emilio de, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987 person
associatedWith Homer, Louise, 1871-1947 person
associatedWith Kelly, Walter C., 1873-1939 person
associatedWith Kreisler, Fritz, 1875-1962 person
associatedWith Lashanska, Hulda person
associatedWith Lauder, Harry, Sir, 1870-1950 person
associatedWith Lawyers' Club (Louisville, Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Marsh, Lucy Isabelle person
associatedWith McCormack, John, 1884-1945 person
associatedWith Morini, Enrico person
associatedWith O’Doherty, Séamus, d. 1945 person
associatedWith Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964 person
associatedWith Rand, Edward Kennard, 1871-1945 person
associatedWith Reimers, Paul person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Robyn, William, 1894-1996 person
associatedWith Staatskapelle Berlin. Kammerorchester person
associatedWith Steel, John person
associatedWith Tauber, Richard, 1891-1948 person
associatedWith Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 person
associatedWith Ted Lewis Jazz Band person
associatedWith Victor Light Opera Company corporateBody
associatedWith Victor Talking Machine Company corporateBody
associatedWith Werrenrath, Reinald, 1883-1953 person
associatedWith Wheeler, Elizabeth person
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Birth 1852-10-29

Death 1926-05-01



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SNAC ID: 18085006