Phonogramm Archiv der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

Exner, Sigmund, Sigmund Exner, Director
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The Vienna Phonogrammarchiv was the first sound archive in the world, founded in 1899 by members of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. The Viennese historical holdings contain over 4000 recordings of mainly ethnolinguistic and ethnomusicological nature. It contains, among others, recordings made of Guarani-natives by botanic Richard Wettstein, recordings of the Kalahari Khoisan collected in New Guinea by anthropologist Rudolf Pöch, and recordings of celtic minorities and basques by Rudolf Trebitsch. 

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