1. Home Page

2. Guide to the Site

3. The Business History of Sound Recording Technology

3a History of the Music Recording Industry

3b Recording in Corporate America

3c History of the Answering Machine Industry

4. Technical Histories

4a Technologies for Recording Music

4b Answering Machine Technologies

4c Wire Recorders

* Webster-Chicago Wire Recorders

4d The Eight Track Tape

4e Phonograph Records through the 78 rpm disc

* Alternative phonographs

4f How Records Were Manufactured

4g How Tape Was made


5. Sound Recording and Culture

5a Cultural Impact of Recorded Music

5b Impact of Recording Technology on Music

5c Recording and the Surveillance Society

*The Watergate Tapes

5d Recording Technology and Gender

6. About This Site

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