Michigan State University

G. Robert Vincent Voice Library

The G. Robert Vincent Voice Library at MSU Libraries brings the voices of politicians, scientists, and cultural leaders right to your ears. With over 100,000 hours of spoken word recordings dating back as far as 1888, it’s the largest academic voice library in the United States. The collection contains speeches, lectures, interviews, and performances, offering substantial research opportunities for MSU Students and Faculty, researchers, broadcasting networks, and production companies.


The Vincent Voice Library is particularly strong in the subject areas of politics, labor history, academic lectures, and popular culture. Researchers can hear the voices of people like Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Jr., Louis Armstrong, Amelia Earhart, Florence Nightingale, and Eleanor Roosevelt all in one collection.


Explore the collection here.