Rare Sound Recordings
Thai Sound Recordings
The Thai Sound Recordings collection comprises over 900 gramophone records including 78 rpm, 45 rpm and 33 rpm formats dating from 1950 to 1985. Monash University has the most extensive collection of Thai recordings outside Thailand and covers almost every Thai music genre from that period. There are 548 LPs, 134 EPs, 169 singles and 81 78 rpm recordings.
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Indian Sound Recordings
The Indian Sound Recordings collection is the largest of its kind in Australia. Over 100 traditional vocal and instrumental music recordings supported Indian music courses taught at Monash in the 1970s and 1980s when the School of Music regularly hosted visitors such as Ashok Roy. These recordings are individually catalogued. More recent additions include over 90 very rare early Indian 78 rpm recordings (1903 -1930) and over 200 traditional Indian music records from the 1930s.
Slavic, Eastern-European and Eurasian Vinyl
The Slavic, Eastern-European and Eurasian vinyl collection includes music, produced from the 1950s to 1970s. These recordings represent the performances of musicians from the former Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) and other parts of Eastern Europe. There are also Czech recordings issued on the Supraphon label.