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last updated: 1/10/2012

Materials - Archival Audio Recordings (Music Library)

Archival Audio Recordings

IUCAT Displays:

Cook Music Library - Bjoerling
Cook Music Library - Early Music Archive - Cassettes
Cook Music Library - Early Mus Archive LP's
Cook Music Library - Ehret
Cook Music Library - R. Allen
  • Type of material: Sound recordings in special collections, often in fragile formats. In order to preserve the original, access to the recordings is limited to online listening.

  • Where found: These recordings can be heard using the Variations system at any of the workstations found on the first and third floors of the Music Library.

  • How to access:
    1. Use IUCAT to find the call number of the item you wish to listen to. If you notice a URL that looks something like this -- -- you will be able to access the recording using the Variations system in the Music Library.
    2. If the item is not available, send an email to digitize [at] with your name, the call number, and the IUCAT location and request that the item be digitized.
    3. The item will be digitized as soon as possible (depending upon the number of requests ahead of yours). You will be notified by email when your request is ready to use.
    4. Use Locating and Listening to Sound Recordings Online if you need assistance in finding your recording and listening to it in the library.

  • Loan periods:
    Archival sound recordings do not circulate.

last updated: 1/10/2012