Skip Navigation

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In

Browse Resources

Cylinder recordings -- Catalogs

View Resource UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive

Cylinder recordings, which predated vinyl records, were the first commercially produced sound recordings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. On this site, hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Cylinder Audio Archive, readers will find more than 10,000 cylinder recordings that cover the gamut, from popular songs to vaudeville acts to opera, and more. To...