Historical Sound Recordings
The Yale Collection of Historical Sound Recordings (HSR) preserves and makes available for study historical recordings of important performers in the fields of Western classical music, jazz, American musical theater, drama, literature, and history (including oratory). Founded by Mr. and Mrs. Laurence C. Witten II, with the gift of their collection of early vocal recordings devoted to styles and practices of nineteenth-century singing, HSR is considered among the finest collections of its kind in the world.
One of the records on display in the Historical Sound Recordings studio.
Edison Gold cylinder in the Historical Sound Recordings studio.
Our studio is equipped with state of the art audio equipment including this turntable.