For many of us, the image of an archive conjures up endless rows of shelves lined with equally endless rows of boxes arrayed in such orderly sameness that as one archivist put it, they could be hiding in the witness protection program. But hiding there is more than just the paper of our imagination, more than dusty sheaves of letters and crumbling yellowed essays.

The Sounds site offers access to SCUA’s growing assemblage of sound recordings, including recordings drawn from our manuscript collections and materials from the archives documenting performances, lecturers, and other events on campus and in the region. The site also offers access to the products of several oral history projects conducted by SCUA and associates, including the sesquicentennial oral history project being conducted in 2013. All files will be cross-posted in Credo, SCUA’s online digital repository.