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FILE — Box: 49, Folder: 5 Identifier: MS Am 3065, 6

[W. H. Auden sound recording], 1940 May 4 Digital

Scope and Contents

Primary author of work: Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973.
Scope and Contents Detailed contents, Side A: [test cut] -- ["What's in your mind, my dove, my coney"] -- May -- Casino -- Autumn Song ("Now the leaves are falling fast")
Scope and Contents Detailed contents, Side B: [blank]
Scope and Contents Sleeve annotations: 1270 Master | W.H. Auden | XIII - Poems 1930 | [poems from] On this Island | XVI | XXV (Casino) Cutting out this poem. | VIII | May 4-40 | HOLD + Rerecord | 1270 Master | would leave | IIII [hatchmarks] | 2 min 40 secs. | as length of disc. | "-- the endearment and the look" 1 min 20 sec. | then cut through | "and what was God like in this generation | was never to be born"
Scope and Contents Facsimile information: See sleeve facsimile no. 4 in same box.


  • 1940 May 4

Language of Materials

English unless otherwise indicated; other languages include Afrikaans, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, and Yiddish.

Conditions Governing Access

Due to the fragility of the media, access to the original discs and sleeves requires the permission of the curator.


1 sound disc (lacquer on metal substrate) ; 13.25"
1 folder

Physical Location

Temporarily located in Lamont aisle B-?


Matrix no: HFS 1270


Repository Details

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