Collection of historical spoken word [sound recording], 1900-1970.

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Lawrence, A. F. R. Collection of historical spoken word [sound recording], 1900-1970.

Collection of historical spoken word [sound recording], 1900-1970.

The collection contains both commercial and noncommercial discs and tapes. The commercial recordings include the complete set of Nation's Forum discs, Benito Mussolini's personal copy, bound and numbered, of his recorded speeches, Victor long play discs from the early 1930's including Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra in Schoenberg's Gurrelieder and Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, and the Sistine Chapel Choir recordings of the pre-electric era, at least eight or nine sides of which feature Alessandro Moreschi, last of the known castrati.

ca. 3400 sound recordings.

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Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933

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Lawrence, A. F. R.

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Description of two areas of Pittsburgh, the West End and Elliott. From the description of West End and Elliott : a geographical history 1973 [manuscript] (Historical Society of W Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 310979707 A.F.R. Lawrence was an avid record collector and worked at Columbia Records. From the description of Collection of historical spoken word [sound recording], 1900-1970. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485384 ...

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