Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Speech Recordings records, 1925-1965

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1182
Bib ID 4079607 View CLIO record
Title Speech Recordings records, 1925-1965
Physical Description 2350 recordings (2350 recordings)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/ldpd_rbml_4079607.pdf

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.




The collection is divided into four subunits--Speech Recordings Collection, Speech Laboratory Archives, Tape Recordings Collection, American Speech Recordings Collection--each with its own card catalog.



Experimental, non-commercial, commercial and radio broadcasts phonograph records and tape recordings containing a wide range of spoken arts, documentary and some musical recordings which include speeches, lectures, interviewes, prose and poetry readings, dramatic readings and dramatic performances, language series and some folk music.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Speech Recordings records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Transferred from the Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum, 1971.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--1971. Accession number--M-1971.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Each of the four subunits of this collection has its own separate descriptive record in RLIN AMC. To easily find these descriptions, search either under the above titles using the TP or TW indexes or search the RT index using the exact title of this collection, or search the RID index using the record number for this collection: NYCR90-A170

Entered in AMC 12/03/90.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Audiotapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Phonograph records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drama Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political science Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Politicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID