With over 300,000 recordings on tape, disc, cylinder, and piano roll, the Historical Music Recordings Collection is both the depository for University of Texas at Austin recordings and those of select orchestras, radio stations, national and international arts organizations. Named collections within the HMRC include: Irving Feld Radio Dramas; UT Radio House Transcription Discs; Mary Henrietta Chase Collection of Bing Crosby Lacquer Discs; KUT open-reel tape; Longhorn Radio Network open-reel tape; KMFA "20th century Romantics"; Austin Symphony Orchestra; Houston Symphony Orchestra; HMRC-CDs; 16-inch transcription discs (general collection).
Performed music, Sounds (Other than music & language), and Spoken word
Pressed LP disc, Pressed 78rpm disc, Pressed 45rpm disc, Lacquer disc, Optical disc (including CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD), Metal disc, LaserDisc, Cylinder, Analog audiocassette, Digital compact cassette, Digital Audio Tape (DAT), Polyester open reel tape, Acetate open reel tape, Motion picture film, VHS (including SVHS and VHS-C), Betamax, U-matic (including U-matic S), Text document, and Piano rolls
The University of Texas at Austin, Fine Arts Library
Papers and recordings of radio personality and anchorman Mort Crim, known popularly as the inspiration for the Will Ferrell character in the Anchorman film. Crim was an alumnus of Anderson University and left his personal papers, recordings, and scripts to the University archives, where they are stored.
Performed music, Sounds (Other than music & language), Spoken word, and Text
Pressed LP disc, Pressed 78rpm disc, Pressed 45rpm disc, Optical disc (including CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD), Analog audiocassette, 8-track cassette, VHS (including SVHS and VHS-C), Betamax, Betacam (including Betacam SP), U-matic (including U-matic S), Open reel video, Photographic print, and Text document
Personal collection of original 16" radio transcriptions and lacquers primarily documenting lesser-known radio programs, spanning the period from the late 1920s through 1960. Collection is primarily pressed 16" transcriptions, but also includes lacquers, some pressed 78 rpm discs and open reel audio tape, and examples of pressing plates used to manufacture 16" radio transcriptions. Programs are in a wide variety of genres. Collection also includes high-quality digital encodes of program material and high-resolution scans of disc labels.
Sounds (Other than music & language)
Pressed 78rpm disc, Lacquer disc, Metal disc, Open reel tape (unknown material), Digital audio file (including MP3, WAV, AIFF, etc.), and Pressed 16 inch Transcription Disc