Before the Library began acquiring CDs in 1991, the Main Library collected audio on long playing records - referred to as Phonodiscs (or PDs) in the Library. The Library still maintains and circulates a collection of these 12 inch vinyl records in the Art, Music, and
We have not added any items to this collection since 1989. Though the collection is gradually getting smaller as the records wear out, it still contains a variety of significant recordings.
Using the Advanced Search feature in our online catalog makes it is possible to limit your query to only LP records. These records are available for loan. We have no facilities to listen to phono discs at the library.
We circulate two important recorded series of American music that on vinyl that were issued at the time of
The Folk Music in
The 100 volume Recorded Anthology of American Music was issued by New World Records. It consists of historical recordings of music in all styles and from all time periods of
Listeners interested in this series can consult the Index to the New World Recorded Anthology of American Music: A User's Guide to the Initial One Hundred Records.