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John R. Bolig

John Bolig is an internationally recognized expert on historic Victor recordings and the recipient of the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections.

He served for more than two decades as an advisor to the Delaware State Museums' Eldridge Reeves Johnson Memorial, where he arranged the acquisition of the Lynwood Heiges Collection of antique phonographs and recordings. He is currently an advisor to the Victor Project at the University of California—Santa Barbara. His extensive publication list includes Caruso Records: A History and Discography, the two-volume Victor Red Seal Discography, and an ever-growing number of volumes in Mainspring Press' ongoing Victor Discography Series. He has also consulted on many other Mainspring projects.

A retired educator, John is an avid fan of baseball (having attended every World Series game for the past twenty-eight years) and Caruso records. He and his wife Darlene live in Delaware.


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