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.