Category Archives: Audio Archive

Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll!

To celebrate, I would suggest having an Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland party. Lewis Carroll, whose legal name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, provided readers with one of the most fantastical and adored lands. Is there one among us who hasn’t dreamed … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself (With Some Help From the Archive)

New Year’s resolutions often center around learning something new, getting a new hobby, or opening yourself up to different experiences. New Year’s resolutions also fall to the back of the mind within a few weeks of the new year. Let … Continue reading

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Inaugurations Past on the Archive

Who’s ready for a new president? Two million people will gather next Tuesday in Washington to hear Barack Obama give his inaugural address, and many millions more will be watching on television. He and his speechwriting team have been working … Continue reading

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Sharing is Caring: More Than 56,000 Live Shows Available

If you’re a live music fan, it’s likely you’ve visited our Live Music Archive. The LMA is a place where willing bands and dedicated fans can freely trade recordings of live shows for non-commercial use. It’s reminiscent of the bygone … Continue reading

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For Auld Lang Syne, My Dear

2008 is quickly passing by with 2009 on its heels, and it’s just about time to bring out the sparklers and party hats. It’s a unique time of year when looking back is just as important as looking forward, when, … Continue reading

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Tales of the Live Music Archive

It’s quite tempting to visit Internet Archive’s Live Music Archive and be drawn to the bands you’re familiar with and adore. Grateful Dead, Smashing Pumpkins, Jason Mraz, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Guster all beg you to choose their name, … Continue reading

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Picklist #3

Some random morsels from the Internet Archive collections: 1. Paul Otlet (pronounced ot-LAY; 1868-1944) is considered the “father” of information science. A Belgian lawyer and visionary, he aspired to create a central repository of all human knowledge. From the 1920s … Continue reading

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Picklist #2

In search of unusual items at Archive.org… 1) Anaïs Nin – Winter of Artifice, a collection of three short novels: Stella, Winter of Artifice, The Voice, with engravings by Ian Hugo. Some of the historical data surrounding this book is … Continue reading

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Picklist #1

Miscellaneous picks from the Archive.org site… 1) Classic book: The Duchess of Langeais by Honoré de Balzac This short novel tells a tragic love story, or a duel of personalities, in a style that seems surprisingly modern and with a … Continue reading

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Audio Poetry and Books

Naropa Poetics Archive (AUDIO) – Over 800 programs of poetry readings, classroom workshops and performances of mostly post-WWII American poetry, from the Beats to Language poetry and beyond, but also many lectures covering the history of poetry. The recordings were … Continue reading

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