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Sound Archives

The following list of spoken Word archives are a rich resource for sound. The first two list archives with digital collections online.

Featured Collections:

The Oyez Project

Studs Terkel

Flint Sitdown Strike

Digital Collections:

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

The Free Speech Movement, Media Resources, University of California, Berkeley

Special Features Archive, Department of History, University of Albany, SUNY

Harvard Law School Forum

Webcorp's Audio Archive

U.S. Labor and Industrial History World Wide Web Audio Archive, Department of History, University of Albany, SUNY

Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound

The Internet Poetry Archive

Internet on the Air

Voices from the Dust Bowl (American Memory)

History and Politics Out Loud

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Digital Archives

Electronic Poetry Center (SUNY-Buffalo)


Early Recorded Sounds and Wax Cylinders

American Memory Collections: Original Format, Sound Recordings

American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology

The American Variety Stage, 1870-1920 Audio Sampler

Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent

Academy of American Poets

NPR Online

Library of American Broadcasting, University of Maryland Libraries

Boston Radio Archives

Michigan State University Vincent Voice Library

The Yiddish Voice

F. Scott Fitzgerald Voice and Film Clips

The WGN Radio Online Archives

UC Berkeley Online Audio Recordings: Lectures and Events

State Department Audio Briefings Archive

Sound Portraits.Org: Documenting a Hidden America

npr online: National Press Club

The Mercury Theatre on the Air

History and Politics Out Loud

Women in American History, by Encyclopedia Britannica

The Book of Voices

The Atlantic Online: An Audible Anthology

The Electronic Poetry Center:  EPC Soundfile list

Broadcast Pioneers Library of American Broadcasting, The University of Maryland Libraries

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Collections and Archives

Jim Rosenberg, Pieces for Simultaneous Voices

WRAL Online

The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project, A Research Project of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center

Other Archives:

American Jewish Archives

University of Kentucky Audio-Visual Archives

Voice of Vision, Holocaust Survivor Oral Histories

National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Audiovisual Department

Reagan Library

Jimmy Carter Library Audiovisual Collections

Gerald R. Ford Library Audiovisual Collections

John F. Kennedy Library, Sound Recordings

Truman Presidential Museum and Library

Pacifica Radio Archives

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division

Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive, Syracuse University Library

Marr Sound Archives, The University Libraries of Missouri-Kansas City

Radio Free Maine: Voices of the Left, Unedited and Uncensored

National Archives and Records Administration: Motion Picture Films and Sound and Video Recordings

Salon Audio/MP3LIT

Bowling Green State University Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives

Political Communication Center, University of Oklahoma, Archival Resources

The Ohio Historical Society Audiovisual

University of Georgia Libraries, Media Archives

Marriott Library, University of Utah, Photograph and Audio-Visual Archives

Save our Sounds

Native American Language Center, Department of Native American Studies, UC Davis

The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans CUUPS Audio Archive