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FILE — Box: 54, Folder: 29 Identifier: MS Am 3065, 7

[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: The Question ("To ask the hard question is simple") -- Venus Will Now Say a Few Words -- ["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: The Traveller -- In Time of War ("They are and suffer; that is all they do") -- In Time of War ("The life of man is never quite completed") -- In Time of War ("Wandering lost upon the mountains of our choice") -- Song ("As I walked out one evening") -- Spring in Wartime ("O season of repetition and return")
Scope and Contents Disc label annotations: [On a note attached to the disc label:] BETTER READING OF THESE 3 POEMS THAN RE-MASTERED VERSION. SEND TO MLC.


  • 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) ; 16"

Physical Location

Temporarily located in Lamont aisle B-?

Physical Facet

33 1/3


Matrix no: HFS 1268-A, HFS 1268-B


Repository Details

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