Friday, May 18, 2012

College of Architecture and Planning Guest Lecture Series Audio Recordings now available in the Digital Media Repository

The College of Architecture and Planning Guest Lecture Series Recordings collection contains digital audio files made from recordings of lectures held at the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning since its founding in the 1960s.  The college has a history of fostering a vibrant guest lecture series that brings numerous architects, landscape architects, designers, urban planners, and preservationists to speak to the students and faculty. Some of the important design professionals reflected in the collection are Louis Kahn, Nathaniel Owings, Evans Woollen, and Ewing Miller. Most of the early lectures were recorded onto audiocassette tapes which have been digitally enhanced for optimal listening. Depending on circumstances during the original recording, the quality of the audio recordings can vary.

Clicking on the item thumbnail will take you to the embedded audio player and accompanying metadata record

The materials presently available are the first digitized installment of 50 audio recordings in the collection that contains over 400 recordings. More lectures will be added as they are digitized.