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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

“Medley of Hawaiian airs” performed by Helen Louise and Palakiko Ferreira [i.e. Frank Ferera].

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News

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.

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

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Did You Know?

Most early cylinders had a spoken announcement at the beginning with the name of the piece, performer and company. The practice ended around 1909.