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.
November 18, 2019: Reverb Effect Podcast "Archive Magic: Uncovering Voices of the Past" features UCSB cylinders online.
November 4, 2019: Spokenweb Podcast: "Sound Recordings are Weird" interviews Project Director online.
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Did You Know?
Some instruments recorded better than others with the acoustic recording process. Typically loud instruments like brass recorded well, while softer instruments like violins didn't.