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Audio Laboratory

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The Center maintains a state-of-the-art audio preservation, transcription, and reproduction lab. Martin Fisher is the Curator of Recorded Media and assumes primary responsibility for the day-to-day workings of the Lab.

The Lab can preserve and transfer to digital formats nearly all recording media: cylinders, 78-rpm disks, 45-rpm disks, 33-rpm disks, cassette tapes, 8-track tapes, and various kinds of open-reel tape formats. We can also work with some video formats.

Preservation and transfer services are available to institutions and individuals alike. Standard service consists of straight digital transfer of recordings. Analog transfer of recordings is also available. Additional charges for analog media and shipping may apply. Mastering and restoration are also available upon request, at a negotiated fee.

Please contact the Curator of Recorded Media Collections (615-898-5509) with all audio reproduction requests. Audio reproductions will be shipped upon receipt of payment. Please see Fees and Services for charges.