Archive of Recorded Sound class visits

Request a class visit today

Bring your Stanford undergraduate or graduate class to the Archive of Recorded Sound and let us tailor a session for your course. We can cover the history of recorded sound, help with primary-source sound-recording literacy, or offer an archival research primer. We will have collection materials on display to engage your students with historic media and its possibilities for research.

Request a class session

Who can request a class visit 

This service is available to Stanford faculty and lecturers. If you are a teacher from the surrounding community or a student organization, please email the Archive of Recorded Sound to learn more.

What to expect

  • Sessions take place in the Archive of Recorded Sound reading room.

  • There is seating for up to 18 students. We may be able to accommodate more, but please contact the Archive to check.

  • Staff will demonstrate historic playback machines, create opportunities for students to interact with collection materials, and share key resources and strategies for conducting archival research focusing on time-based media.

Collections at the Archive of Recorded Sound

Consult the Online Archive of California and the library catalog, Searchworks, to identify collections that match your class needs.

Questions about Archive of Recorded Sound class visits?

Contact the Archive of Recorded Sound staff via email or call (650) 723-9312.