The UCSB Library invites you to discover and listen to its online archive of cylinder recordings; donate to help the collection grow; and learn about how these sounds and songs create an audio history of American culture.
April 20, 2017: Arreola Family Collection of Mexican and Cuban Cylinders in the Lynn Andersen Collection now online.
June 12, 2016: Newly digitized cylinders will be posted on Facebook daily beginning Monday June 13.
May 23, 2016: Debus family donates collection of rare recordings.
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Did You Know?
Concert cylinders sold for around $5US in 1898, about $128US in 2008 dollars. And you thought CDs were a rip off!