Audio Recordings

The website First sounds concentrates on the world's oldest sound recordings.


One of the firsts political speeches recorded on an Edison's phonograph cylinder was delivered by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1904 .


The Phonogram archives of the University of Zurich contains dialectological sound recordings of all four Swiss national languages.


The Hegedüs Archives in Budapest contain recordings of various dialectal speech samples (spontaneous speech, storytelling, rune saying, etc.) from the 1940s.