Archives of Traditional Music

/Archives of Traditional Music

The Archives of Traditional Music is open by appointment only for Fall 2020. Contact atmusic @ indiana . edu to schedule a virtual consultation.


Welcome to the Archives of Traditional Music

The Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) is an audiovisual archive that documents music and culture from all over the world. With over 100,000 recordings that include more than 3,300 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.

Hand playing the Gu-zheng


To learn more about our collections and listen to some sample recordings, explore our Collection Highlights.

Would you like to visit the ATM? Useful information about our location, hours, parking, policies, and more is on the Planning a Visit page.


Join the Friends of the Archives of Traditional Music. We are grateful for IU donors, whose support allows us to continue to grow and serve as one of the most important archives of ethnographic sound and audiovisual materials in the United States.




Staff Directory

Administrative Secretary
(812) 855-4679
Collections and Cataloging Librarian
Assistant Librarian
(812) 855-8631

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