Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

May 28, 2009 14:41 ET

Media Advisory/Library and Archives Canada-Kaleidoscope, Featuring: Treasures from the Recorded Sound Collection

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 28, 2009) - Richard Green, manager of the Music Section at Library and Archives Canada, will present a selection of treasures from Canada's sound recording heritage. Library and Archives Canada has a collection of over 250,000 commercial sound recordings, the largest collection of Canadiana recordings in the country.

From the unique and rare, to the popular and obscure, Mr. Green will highlight a cross-section of formats, genres and artists, illustrating the breadth and depth of this incredible collection.

The collection includes cylinders, 78, 45, and 33 rpm discs, 8-track, open-reel and cassette tapes, CDs, mini-discs, DVDs and more, all documenting over 120 years of Canadian participation in the recording industry.

What: Kaleidoscope, a series of public talks by collection specialists
on material from the Library and Archives Canada collection,
presented by Friends of Library and Archives Canada.

When: Friday, May 29, 2009, 5:30 p.m.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Where: Room 156, Library and Archives Canada,
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

Note: The presentation will be given in English, followed by a question period in both official languages.

Contact Information

  • Library and Archives Canada
    Isabelle Vigneault
    Media Relations Officer