Links to Audio Archives

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For enquiries into oral histories and ethnographic studies, visit the journal Oral Tradition. The bibliographic listings are especially useful for those writing on performance:

The number of digital sound archives is growing at a remarkable pace. But there are many rooms in the mansion. The following range from remarkable individual ‘boutique’ archives, to behemoths run by dedicated teams working within mighty institutions. All of these archives record, collate and preserve performances, thereby contributing to our appreciation of both oral performances and also, where applicable, the source-texts used in those performances.