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Modern Literature Recorded Multimedia Collection

Identifier: MS-MS-ms124

The Modern Literature Audio Archive contains recordings of over 500 readings, talks, and lectures spanning more than 50 years. Most of the recordings are of events hosted by the English Department, Library, and International Writers Center. Other recordings come to us with authors' papers or are given by donors.


  • Creation: 1932-2013


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Recordings in this collection may only be used on-site at Washington University Libraries or with the written permission of the recorded author.

Original items are not available for use by the general public. Many items have either digital or analog preservation masters. Items without an extant preservation master in either analog or digital form may require up to four weeks for an access copy to be produced.

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


553.00 items

Method of Acquisition

Donated by readers at various lectures, literary readings, and performances on the Washington Unviersity Campus and in the City of St. Louis. See individual items for more information.

Other Descriptive Information

This collection is located off-site. Please contact the Manuscript Department. for more information.

Modern Literature Recorded Multimedia Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 April 23: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collecting Area

Joel Minor
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495