Collection Development Policy for Recorded Sound Archives

Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) collects, organizes, preserves and provides protected access to digitized copies of vintage audio recordings. The RSA accepts recorded materials on various formats –78rpm, 45rpm, LP (33rpm), acetate, reel to reel, cassette and CD. These collections of historical recordings which are preserved both physically and digitally, support the teaching, research and service activities of the university.  

Areas of Specialization

  • Judaic Collection (also known as the Judaica Sound Archives) holds recordings that reflect Jewish culture and history.
  • The Jazz Collection holds recordings relating to American Jazz.
  • The Vintage Collection holds recordings produced between 1900 and 1955.

Due to budget constraints, the Recorded Sound Archives does not purchase collections. Please note, unsolicited donations of recordings may be used for promotional purposes, give-away events, and sales. Acceptance of recordings does not ensure that they will become part of the permanent collection. 

Last modified at 08/20/2018 - 11:09 AM