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The Moses and Frances Asch Collection of Folkways Records

The Sound Studies Initiative at the University of Alberta provides a home for over 2,000 Folkways records donated to the university by company founder, Moses Asch: The Moses and Frances Asch Collection of Folkways Records.

Building on this valuable collection, the Sound Studies Initiative houses a digital archive, provides research opportunities, and presents public performances that relate to and enhance Moses Asch’s philosophy and traditions — featuring artists as diverse as Alberta’s Asani, Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans, and eclecTrip, to New York’s Trio Tarana and Japan’s Pro Musica Nipponia.

Location and Access

  • The collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public by appointment. 
  •  Contact Dr. Mary Ingraham to arrange an appointment or tour.


Dr. Mary Ingraham, Director, Sound Studies Initiative
3-47 Arts Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E6
Phone: (780) 492-7887

Related Links

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