Welcome!

Founded in 1960 and opening its doors in October 1961, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is one of the largest “world music” media archives in North America and includes traditional, folk, popular, and art musics from Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific islands, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. Here, the communities of Southern California, international researchers, and UCLA students and faculty can explore the rich variety of musical expressions throughout the world. As part of the University of California and as an institution located within the state, the Archive has a special interest in collecting and preserving the music of California and in collaborating with community partners. The Archive also hosts occasional lectures, performances and screenings from musicians and scholars.


Drop-In Hours

1 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER: closed
MONDAY 4 DECEMBER: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER – FRIDAY 22 DECEMBER: open by appointment
SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER – SUNDAY 7 JANUARY: closed

Please note: the UCLA campus will be closed from Saturday 23 December 2017 through Monday 1 January 2018. Archive staff may be unavailable to respond to your request during this period.


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For an introduction to research in Ethnomusicology, check out our Research Guide