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Seattle Sounds Archive: Puget Sounds Home

The Seattle Sounds Archive (aka Puget Sounds) is a UW Libraries project that aims to preserve and make publicly accessible Seattle's diverse sonic history.

What's in the Guide


Kearney Barton's studio control room circa 2011 (Photo: Chris Gergley and Sean Wolcott,

With Seattle Sounds Archive UW Libraries aims to document the kaleidoscopic nature of music performed and produced in and around Seattle. No style, genre or music culture is excluded. Everything from art rock to hip hop, folk revival to free jazz, classical to opera, freak folk to shockabilly, Latin American folk to Balkan punk is represented in the collection.

This guide is designed to help you navigate through and discover our Seattle area recordings. If you have questions or would like to donate recordings, contact archivist John Vallier.

Ernestine Anderson & Cecil Young Quartet from 1951 (Burt Porter Collection)

Walt Robertson

"Dean of Northwest Folk Music" and Folkways recording artist Walt Robertson performing an informal set of songs. Recorded 1983 in Lilliwaup, WA, by Molly Oberbillig (Item NC-141). This recording is part of the Bob Nelson Collection of NW Folk Music.

Head, Distributed Media

John Vallier
UW Libraries Media Arcade
Suzzallo Library - Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
(206) 616-1210
Website / Blog Page
Subjects:Music & Audio

Gula Matari

Byron Pope