The Sing Out! Resource Center is a multi-media collection of recordings, books, periodicals, photos and ephemera covering the folk music revival from the 1940s through to the present day. Building on our roots going back to the post-WWII ”Peoples’ Songs“ era, and almost 60 years of publishing the folk music community’s primary resource publication, Sing Out! has gathered a truly impressive collection of material, much of which is long out-of-print and inaccessible elsewhere. Along with one of the largest collections of commerically released folk music recordings anywhere, the SORCe includes many one-of-a-kind documents, letters and images, maintaining one of the most inspiring collections of its kind that is available to the public.
Online access to the SORCe is, presently, somewhat limited. We are working on several fronts to make parts of the collection available to search on-line ... but our staff is also available to assist with queries to the collection, and we always welcome visiting members who might want to search or access materials here at our offices. We are extremely grateful to the folks at Oberlin College for their willingness to collaborate on the Folk Song Index (see the link below), and to the many donors and contributors who have helped our collection grow. We will be adding additional lists and access points as they become available, so feel free to stop back often to check out what’s here.
If you have any questions about the collection, or how to access it, please contact us using the web contact form from the menu above.