The Archives of Traditional Music is an audiovisual archive that documents music and culture from all over the world. With over 100,000 recordings that include more than 2,700 field collections, it is one of the largest university-based ethnographic sound archives in the United States.
Its holdings cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, vocal and instrumental music, linguistic materials, folktales, interviews, and oral history, as well as videotapes, photographs, and manuscripts.
Donald Lake Collection, 1940s. Donald Lake was a musician with the Black Hawk Valley Boys, a western swing band that played on a syndicated radio program produced at WOWO in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and this collection documents some of their performances from that time.