The Archives of Traditional Music is an audiovisual archive that documents music and culture from all over the world. With over 100,000 recordings that include more than 2,700 field collections, it is one of the largest university-based ethnographic sound archives in the United States.
Its holdings cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, vocal and instrumental music, linguistic materials, folktales, interviews, and oral history, as well as videotapes, photographs, and manuscripts.
Kyojiro Kondo Collection of Ainu music. c.1957. Narratives and songs of the Ainu people of Hoikkaido, Japan, recorded and documented by Kyojiro Kondo who worked to preserve what he saw as a disappearing culture.