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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.

Cylinder of the day

“Souvenir” performed by Demetrius C. Dounis.



November 25, 2015: New playlist of Mexican cylinders now online.

November 15, 2015: Help our preservation efforts! Select from over 2,000 cylinders available for adoption

November 12, 2015: Listen to the complete recordings featured on BBC Newsday.

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Did You Know?

Edison's first two cylinder phonographs were the "New" and "Improved" models of 1887.