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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

“Uncle Josh's huskin' bee” performed by Cal Stewart (as Uncle Josh Weathersby) and Co.

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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?

Some of the rarest of all cylinders are "pink" Lambert cylinders, early celluloid cylinders made between 1900 and 1902.