Ukrainian recorded sound archives
The Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center Archives contain numerous audio recordings. Many of these are reel-to-reel recordings made in the 1950s and 1960s. Given that the expected lifetime of magnetic tape is about 50 years, the Center has launched a major "emergency digitization" initiative in order to migrate these valuable (and likely unique) recordings to modern media. The recordings span a diverse range of content and genres, including musical events, radio interviews, church services, speeches, literary readings, and much more.
The digitization project is ongoing, and more items will be appearing on these pages as they are completed. Digitization is being done concurrently with the processing of the collections as a whole, which is a bit contrary to standard archival practice, but which makes sense given the idiosyncrasies of these particular collections. Because of this, some of the archival context is currently missing. Once these collections are fully processed, finding aids will be published with links to the digital objects listed here.
This audio is published in the spirit of providing access to these rare (and possibly unique) archival recordings. The Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center will honor all takedown requests in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual property laws. Please send all copyright inquiries to one of the addresses below for review. Claimants are advised to leave detailed contact information including name, telephone number, e-mail address, and/or physical address where they may be reached, as well as all information pertaining to the specific nature of the complaint.