Sound Archives
of the Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library's Sound Archives has a number of special collections in its holdings. These holdings include "spoken word" as well as music. The Library has begun to make available parts of these collections in a digital format. We expect these collections to grow as more items are available digitally. Due to copyright restrictions, some of the items in these collections can only be accessed in the Main Branch at Copley Square. Samples (30 second clips) of these items can be listened to remotely. If you wish to listen to these items in their entirety, they may be accessed at the Library. The collections currently available online are listed in the drop down menu below. Select a collection, a creator from the list or search through the collection by using the keyword search box.
Search by Keyword, Sound Number or Source
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