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Collection Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry

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Selected Bibliography

  • Berliner, Emile. "The Berliner Gramophone." The Electrical World, November 12, 1887.
  • -----. "The Gramophone: Etching the Human Voice." Journal of the Franklin Institute, 1888.
  • -----. "The Improved Gramophone." The Electrical World, August 18, 1888.
  • -----. "The Improved Gramophone." Journal of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, December 16, 1890.
  • -----. "Technical Notes on the Gramophone." Journal of the Franklin Institute, 1895.
  • -----. "Ideas Worth Millions." Saturday Evening Post, 1901.
  • -----. "The Mission of the Gramophone." Canadian Music Trade Journal, 1910.
  • -----. "The Loose-Contact Transmitter." Telephone News, February 1, 1911. Reprinted in Three Addresses. Privately printed, no date.
  • -----. "A Reminiscence: An Address to the Telephone Pioneers of America, November 14, 1912." In Three Addresses. [Washington, D.C.?: 1913?]
  • -----. "The Development of the Talking Machine." A paper read before the Franklin Institute May 21, 1913. Printed in Three Addresses. Privately printed, no date.
  • -----. The Social Status of the Jews. Privately issued pamphlet, 1913.
  • -----. "The Scientific Side of Music." The Phonograph Journal of Canada, September 1926.
  • Charosh, Paul, comp. Berliner Gramophone Records: American Issues, 1892-1900. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995.
  • "Emile Berliner." B'nai B'rith Magazine, 1929.
  • "His Genius Helped Make America Great." The American Hebrew, August 9, 1929.
  • Marco, Guy A., ed. Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound in the United States. New York: Garland Publishing, 1993.
  • Smart, comp. Berliner Records in the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, .
  • Smart, James R. "Emile Berliner and Nineteenth-Century Disc Recordings." The Quarterly Journal of The Library of Congress (Summer/Fall 1980).
  • Smart, James R. "Emile Berliner and Nineteenth-Century Disc Recordings" in Wonderful Inventions: Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound at the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1985.
  • Wile, Frederic William. Emile Berliner: Maker of the Microphone. New York: Arno Press, 1974.
  • Wile, Raymond: "Etching the Human Voice: the Berliner Invention of the Gramophone." Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Journal 21, no. 1 (1990).
  • -----. "Launching of the Gramophone." Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Journal 24, no. 2 (1993).
  • -----. "The Gramophone Becomes a Success in America, 1896-1898." Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Journal 27, no. 2 (1996).

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