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RG11.1, Audio Recordings: Reel to Reels Processing is Complete!

Special Collections and Archives is excited to announce the completion of the inventory and finding aid for RG11.1, Audio Recordings: Reel to Reels. This collection consists of over 500 recordings that sometimes take up to five reels per title. This is a massive collection.

Now that we have a comprehensive list and description of what is actually in this Record Group (RG) we can move forward with ways to access the content. We have sent out a small group of reels to be digitized, but it is only a drop in the bucket.

Focusing mainly on the 1960s through 1980s the Audio Recordings provide a glimpse of what was happening on campus during these times of tremendous change. This is a great asset to the University record and we look forward to completing finding aids for all of the audio recording formats in our holdings.

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Audio Recordings in the stacks

None of this could be possible without the hard work of our student employee Charles, who transcribed paper finding aids and arranged each of the reels. Thanks to Charles!

The amazing Charles

2 Comments on ’RG11.1, Audio Recordings: Reel to Reels Processing is Complete!‘

  1. SusanSmith

    Congratulations on completing this important first step! It is amazing the wide range of content in this collection! Next step: figuring out how to make the content accessible for scholars to use! Great job, guys!

  2. Lynn Sutton

    Tremendous! Now people are going to want to listen!