Oral Tradition Archives

This list presents an initial sample of archives holding records of traditional verbal arts. It aspires to offer an exhaustive compendium of such archives worldwide that is useful to all researchers. Your help compiling it is indispensable. We look forward to learning from you of additional archives both physical and virtual.

Name Wendy Lowenstein collection of Australian folklore and social history on tape
Institution State Library of Victoria
Website http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/our-collections
Address 328 Swanston St,
Melbourne, Victoria
3000 Australia
Phone Tel +61 3 8664 7000
Email Online inquiry form: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/services/ask-librarian/online-inquiry-form
Physical location Australia
Genres beliefs, games, idioms, legends, medical lore, oral history, personal narratives, poems, prejudices, rhymes, songs, superstitions, yarns
Languages English
Geographical areas Australia
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Name Cape Breton Gaelic Folklore Collection / Cruinneachadh Beul-Aithris Gáidhlig Cheap Breatainn
Institution Sruth nan Gaidheal
Website http://gaelstream.stfx.ca/
Physical location Canada
Genres anecdotes, beliefs, folk tales, games, hymns, laments, legends, panegyrics, parables, prayers, proverbs, rhymes, riddles, songs, toasts
Languages English, Gaelic
Geographical areas Canada
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Name Ukranian Folklore Audio Project
Institution University of Alberta
Website http://research.artsrn.ualberta.ca/ukrfolklore See also http://ukrainianfolklore.museums.ualberta.ca/
Address Dr. Natalie Kononenko

Kule Chair of Ukrainian Ethnography
Editor, Folklorica
University of Alberta
200 Arts Building
Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2E6
Email flkaudio@ualberta.ca
Physical location Canada
Genres beliefs, songs, stories
Languages Ukrainian
Geographical areas Kazakstan, Ukraine
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Name PlateauCulture.org: online resource sharing for the Tibetan Plateau
Institution University of Ontario
Website http://plateauculture.org/
Address Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street, Room 302
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
Phone 416-978-1020 
Email http://plateauculture.org/contact
Physical location Canada
Genres proverbs, riddles
Languages Oirat Mongol, Tibetan
Geographical areas Tibet
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