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Finding Audio and Visual Sources
Use the following sources to find period spoken word or musical recordings or period visual images
Films on Demand
Over 1200 historic pieces can be accessed through the Archival Films and Newsreels section of this database.
Use this database to find photographs, images of artifacts, or artworks from specific historic periods
Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound
Smithsonian Global Sound streaming audio database has more than 40,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds from Smithsonian/Folkways and other record labels. Included are readings of literary and dramatic works, historic speeches, language instruction, natural sounds, environmental and mechanical sounds, sound effects, children's music, and traditional music from virtually everywhere in the world. Playlists can be created for personal or classroom use.