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Speaking archives! Sound recordings from our holdings.

Speaking archives

Catalogue links

Click on the links below to find catalogue descriptions of various types of sound recording in our holdings. There are links to edited highlights further down the page.

Interviews and reminiscences
Speeches and discussions
Training
Music and drama
Diaries
Broadcasts
Ceremonies

Most of the recordings are on vunerable formats such as cassette tapes.

In 2011 we began the long process of digitising them in order to preserve them and make them more accessible.

You can listen to the digitised recordings direct from the catalogue.