Online Audio and Video

Harvard subscribes to a number of streaming audio and video collections, each holding thousands of recordings, including:

Notable Library Collections

African American Historic Sound Recordings Collection: 350 recordings of spoken word and music: interviews, radio programs, jazz, blues, gospel, and more. The recordings in this collection must be digitized by the library's Audio Preservation Studio before use; please allow at least one week to prepare user copies. Contact Public Services staff for help using this collection (email, 5-2794, or ask for a supervisor at the circulation desk).

National Jukebox from Historic Recordings, Library of Congress

Area Libraries

Local public libraries are good places to look for recordings of popular music. Harvard students are eligible for library cards at both the Cambridge Public Library and the Boston Public Library.