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Mass Communications: Recordings

This Research Guide supports Mass Communications students.

SU Recording Collections

The SU Media Services center is located on the 3rd floor of Smith Library. Recordings from the archive of Shenandoah Conservatory performances can be viewed in the Media center.  The Media center also makes available CD, LP, and DVD recordings that circulate to SU faculty and students.  

Open Access Music and Sound Recordings

National Jukebox - Historical Recordings 1901 - 1925 maintained by the Library of Congress. 

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project - A collection of historical music available for streaming and download from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The Monterey Jazz Festival Collection - "The festival's archive - preserved by the Stanford University Archive of Recorded Sound - contains recordings of live festival performances throughout the history of this enduring American cultural institution."

Archival Sound Recordings - Digital access to selected recordings from the British Library Sound Archive.   Researchers can search all recordings on the site, listen to recordings where copyright permits.

Internet Archive Music and Arts Collection - "The audio Music collection features nearly 600 virtual record labels found in the Netlabels collection, the unique contemporary compositions and performances found in the Other Minds collection, and the hundreds of popular songs from the early 20th Century found in the 78 RPM collection."

Early Music America - "Early Music America (EMA) is the not-for-profit service organization for the field of early music in North America."  Click the Listen Now tab to listen to samples of music by early music specialists and performers.

Classical Connect  - Free classical music site

Links to Early Music Recordings, in a list maintained by librarians at Yale University Libraries

NPR Music - National Public Radio interviews, profiles, videos, tiny desk concerts, and other performances.