Leeds Museums & Galleries


Leeds Museum Discovery Centre
Carlisle Road
LS10 1LB
United Kingdom

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Collection name: Leeds Museums & Galleries Collection; Subjects: Oral History; Classical Music; World Folk & Traditional Music; Popular Music & Jazz; Language & Dialect; Documentary & News; Radio: The bulk of the collection comprises commercial music recordings, particulary 78rpm records and wax cylinders. There are a small number of speech and sound recordings (last tram in Leeds 1959, Last wash at Armley wash-house 1982, speech by Mrs Pankhurst, BBC tribute to Herbert Bardgett, medical advice, personal voice records (1930s) and a record made by the University of Leeds of the Malham pipe (a prehistoric bone flute). There is also a growing collection of contemporary oral history, some of which is not yet catalogued; items: 180 cylinder, 910 Shellac Disc, 1 Lacquer Disc,37 Vinyl Disc, 4 Open Reel Tape, 1 Compact Cassette, 20 published CD, 6 Digital Audio Files, We do have quite a large collection of mechanical music (pianola rolls, polyphon discs, roller organ rolls etc.)


0113 2305492

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Kitty Ross

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