The library’s cylinder recordings are available online through the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive. 10,000 Victor Talking Machine Company discs are online through in the Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR).
Requests for reproductions of A/V materials are dealt with on a case-by-case basis, subject to copyright status of the materials, and to staff and equipment availability. The Department of Special Research Collections reserves the right to limit the number of items from a particular collection that will be copied for onsite use.
Requests can be submitted using your Special Collections Research Account online. Preservation copies of original A/V materials (films, videos, and sound recordings) can sometimes be provided for in-house use at no charge. Depending on media condition and availability of equipment, not all items may be available. Originals are not available for playback. Prospective users should contact the Department of Special Research Collections to determine availability of listening/viewing copies of specific A/V items, or for an estimate of the time and cost needed to produce such copies. Please contact the Special Collections staff well in advance of deadlines to ensure that we can have copies available.
Copies for offsite use
Requests can be submitted using your Special Collections Research Account online. Please see our Audio/Visual Materials Copying Fees and Restrictions for more information. The University of California rarely holds copyright to the recordings in the collections. Permission to reproduce recordings still under copyright must be secured from the copyright holder. The Department of Special Research Collections reserves the right to limit the number of items from a particular collection that will be copied for offsite use.