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Ann and Alan January Cylinder Collection

Identifier: MsC1173

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Scope and Contents

The Ann and Alan January Cylinder Collection contains 155 cylinder recordings, an Edison Home Model A phonograph, two phonograph horns (one very large, one small), and several Edison pamphlets.


  • Creation: 1903-1911

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives as the source of the material. For further information, visit


9 Linear Feet (155 cylinder recordings)

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155 cylinder recordings produced by Edison, Columbia, Ed. Jedlička, and home wax recordings (approx. 1903-1911).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Ann and Alan January in 2018.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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