The Ukrainian History and Education 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.
Stay tuned for some major improvements coming soon!
Thanks to an ongoing collaboration with Dnipro National University, many of these audio recordings now have detailed time-coded annotations and descriptions. You will soon be able to search these descriptions, and immediately jump to the relevant spot in the recording.