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.
October 24, 2017: Cylinder Audio Archive moves to new back-end database.
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.
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Did You Know?
Most cylinders play at 160 rpm, though 19th century Brown Wax cylinders play at 120 or 144 rpm.