Project IRENE Using optical scanning to digitize ethnographic field recordings on wax cylinders

A Selection of Cylinder images

Presented below is a selection of photos and results from optical scans of cylinders from the collection. Note the difference in condition of the cylinders as well as the range of materials, including those that are delicate, cracked or missing fragments. Cylinders highlighted here record members of several different cultures and span about a decade of recording, but are a small subsection of the cylinders already scanned, and an even smaller representation of those that have yet to be scanned.