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Libraries

For the Birds at Bird Exhibit

July 5, 2022September 1, 2022 EDT

Bird Library

Visit the first floor of Bird Library for a special exhibit featuring 20th Century Birdsong on Vinyl. The vinyl records in this exhibit are representative of a wide range of commercially released audio product, with a peak public interest from the mid-60s through the 1970s. During this period there was an increased public awareness in ecology and man’s place within the natural world, due to factors such as increased pollution. Most records rode the line between educational and entertainment (edutainment), with their lack of narrative they serve more as catalogs than experiences to be taken in full. Many included substantial pamphlets which give context to the sounds. A few even catered to birds themselves; training records for domesticated birds such as canaries were available.

This event was published on July 5, 2022.


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