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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

“Stick to your mother, Tom” performed by Will Oakland and chorus.

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News

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?

Thomas Edison's laboratory and factory, including the sound recording archives, is administered by the National Park Service as a National Historic Site.