Subjects: World, Folk & Traditional Music: The collection comprises recordings of folk music on various formats including acetates, 78s, vinyl discs, cassettes, CDs, reel-to-reel tapes and master copies. There are field recordings (mostly duplicates of collections held elsewhere), private recordings and commercial recordings. Much of the material is rare. There are approximately 5,000 vinyl records, 3,000 78s, 1,000 cassettes, 400 reel-to-reel tapes, 2,000 CDs, as well as other items. items: 3000 Shellac Disc, 5000 Vinyl Disc, 400 Open Reel Tape, 1000 Compact Cassette, 2000 published CD, 500 Audio CD-R, Master discs, uncertain number of acetates.