The Department of Special Collections holds over 250,000 audio recordings in a variety of formats. Some of these recordings are unique, while many more are commercially issued 78 rpm and cylinder recordings. Commercial recordings are cataloged in UCSB Library Search, while unique recordings are most often indexed in collection finding guides in the Online Archive of California. This partial list highlights some of the larger collections held by the UCSB Library.

Major Collections of Commercial Sound Recordings

Collections with Unique Sound Recordings