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Vincent Voice Library

History speaks in the Vincent Voice Library, where students have access to historic and current recordings from around the world.

The voices of more than 100,000 individual speakers – from political and cultural leaders to men and women on the street – comprise the collection's 40,000 hours of recordings. Also featured are the earliest days of sound technology, including recordings from Thomas Edison's laboratories and other experimental mechanisms.

The Vincent Voice Library is resource for news organizations, broadcast networks, and film and Web site production companies, as well as MSU students and faculty.

Contributions to the Vincent Voice Library support the ongoing digitization of recordings, making them available for listening through the MSU Libraries’ online catalog. To make a gift, you may donate online.

microphone and recording equipment