Early spoken word recordings

Number of items in collection: 626

Short description:

These recordings can be played by anyone within the European Union.

These recordings provide a fascinating review of the era of spoken word audio that preceded the advent of long-playing records and tapes.

Linguaphone recordings courtesy of Linguaphone.

Oral history recordings provide valuable first-hand testimony of the past.  The views and opinions expressed in oral history interviews are those of the interviewees, who describe events from their own perspective.  The interviews are historical documents and their language, tone and content might in some cases reflect attitudes that could cause offence in today’s society.


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