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California Santa Barbara Library Collection, the Library of Congress
National Jukebox and other historic and cultural documents, recordings
and images which reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs
of different times. We do not endorse the views or images expressed
by those respective documents and recordings which may contain content
offensive to visitors of this site.
The following Library of
Congress and UCSB Disclaimers are included here to emphasize the importance
of this distinction between presenting historical materials versus
endorsing and/or accepting those views.
Library of Congress
The National Jukebox is
a project of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual
Conservation. The goal of the Jukebox is to present to the widest
audience possible early commercial sound recordings, offering a broad
range of historical and cultural documents as a contribution to education
and lifelong learning. These selections are presented as part of the
record of the past. They are historical documents which reflect the
attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Library
of Congress does not endorse the views expressed in these recordings,
which may contain content offensive to users.
UC Santa Barbara Library Disclaimer
About "Dialect Recordings"
"Coon songs," "rube sketches," "Irish character
songs," and other dialect recordings that were popular in vaudeville
routines and genres of songs during the late 19th and early 20th century
often contain negative stereotypes and portrayals of blacks and other
ethnic groups. These recordings reflect the attitudes, perspectives,
and beliefs of different times. Many individuals may find the content
offensive. Some of these songs and recitations were written or performed
by members of the ethnic group in question, while others were not,
such as the tradition of blackface minstrelsy of whites performing
caricatured portrayals of blacks. To exclude these cylinders from
the digital collection would deprive scholars and the public the opportunity
to learn about the past and would present a distorted picture of popular
culture and music making during this time period. The mission of the
UCSB Library is to make its resources available to the faculty, staff,
and students of the university community and to the general public.
The UCSB Library presents these documents as part of the record of
the past and does not endorse the views expressed in these collections.