Regional Old-Time Music of the Timothy F. Woodbridge 78 rpm Record Collection

The Timothy F. Woodbridge 78 rpm Record Collection primarily focuses on old-time, country, and swing recordings of the 1920s and 1930s. This exhibit examines old-time or "hillbilly" recordings from musicians from the southeastern United States.  

These recordings served many purposes for those who heard them in the early part of the twentieth century: they were an old-time elixir evoking memories of home and nostalgia for a simpler time, and they were also pure entertainment.

Today, these recordings often serve as "source" material for fledgling musicians to study regional performance styles, and they are often referenced at informal jam sessions and on modern recordings.


curated by Ryan C. Bernard