Music, Films, Videos and Sound Recordings

Library and Archives Canada boasts an extensive collection of music and audiovisual heritage. This collection includes motion picture films, feature films, short films, sponsored films, animation, documentaries, newsreels, radio and television programs, home movies, and sound recordings such as music, poetry readings, or oral history interviews.

The Canadian Music Periodical Index is an index of articles from Canadian music periodicals dating from the late-19th century to the present day.

Consult the database Film, Video and Sound to find information about archival audiovisual recordings or use Library Search to find information on published audiovisual recordings, such as television productions.

Online historical films are available on our YouTube channel or listen to musical heritage recordings at Virtual Gramophone.



Electronic Collection

Research Aids

Virtual Exhibitions

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