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About the Berea Sound Archives

Berea's non-commercial audio and video collections document Appalachian history and culture, and the history of Berea College. They are especially strong in the areas of traditional music, religious expression, spoken lore, radio programs, oral history, and College events and personalities.

These collections include field recordings from homes and churches, local and regional folk festivals, student performances, presentations of notable scholars, preachers, and social activists who have visited Berea. An ongoing digitization effort is making these audio and video recordings readily available to faculty, students, and the public.

Browse the Berea Sound Archives here