How to navigate

Discover the Sound & Science: Digital Histories collection in different ways

By browsing objects: 

Enter a search query into the search field or simply browse the collection. Narrow or widen your results by using the detailed filters in the left column and sort them by year, author, title, or object type by clicking the terms above the results display. 

By pursuing related objects:

Individual items are knitted into a network of related sources, people, locations, and instruments. Refer to the “Related Objects” section to explore this network.

By examining sets:

"Sets" contain featured selections of materials from our collections that bring together related items within the database with brief thematic introductions from researchers, archivists, and curators. Some sets amalgamate all available items around a key figure, a key technology, or a key theme in the history of acoustics and sound; others collect interrelated material from a particular archive, collection, or company.

By exploring the map:

Use the map visualization and timeline to explore the collection by date and location. Adjust the level of detail by zooming in and out and use the timeline to filter the visualization by date, then click on a location to browse through a listing of the objects in our collection that are affiliated with the site. Visit the map page for more detailed tips and instructions. [Please note: most, but not all, items in the collection have been mapped. Map locations are based on the author and their institutional affiliations, unless more specific information is available. If you find any errors or have any additional information regarding items in the database, let us know.]