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Tuesday, 4th July 2006

New Online Exhibition from Library and Archives Canada; Canada's Virtual Gramophone Continues to Grow

+ Aboriginal Documentary Heritage: Historical Collections of the Canadian Government

This Web exhibition recounts first-hand information illustrating the complex and often contentious relationship between the Canadian government and Canada's Aboriginal people from the late 1700s to the mid-20th century.

+ Online Audio: New Content Added to The Virtual Gramophone
1) New biographies of renowned soprano Florence Easton and tenor Edward Johnson.
2) New Essay in History Section on the history of sound recording and record players in Canada.
3) Videos now being added to the VG

Among the highlights is a video of an Edison phonograph playing the recordings "O Canada" by Irving Gillette and "Medley of French-Canadian Airs" by the Edison Concert Band, as well as one of a Berliner gramophone held in Library and Archives Canada's collection.

4) Database totals: 13,000 entries, 4,700 audio files available (more than 300 just added)

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