Audio Digitizing for
United Methodist-Approved Seminaries and Archives

DIGITIZED  ♦  PROCESSED  ♦  RETURNED  ♦  WAV & MP3 FILES  ♦  ONLINE  ♦  ARCHIVED AT GCAH

Archives and libraries from United Methodist and United Methodist-approved seminaries may have audio reels, cassettes, and DATs processed for $35 per audio program. All of this is included:

  • Each tape examined, programs digitized, and audio processed for best listening quality.
  • Unless inappropriate (see the right column,) the program will be included on SoundTheology.org for online listening. Students and faculty (and others) can listen any time with no sign-up and no cost.
  • The tapes will be returned to the seminary, along with the WAV and MP3 audio files on USB thumb drives or  on a portable hard drive for orders of 10 or more programs.
  • The programs will become part of the permanent collection to be archived by the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH).
Musical programs will not appear online unless copyright-cleared. Those programs will still be digitized, returned to the school with audio files, and included in the GCAH archive collection. Speech recordings of school-sponsored events prior to February 15, 1972 are usually the property of the school and not a copyright issue. Voice recordings after February 14, 1972 will be considered individually for concerns. Most of those we process are “works for hire” or participants in a school-sponsored program and appropriate to put online.


PDF < Download a PDF submission form to fill out for sending tapes.

PDF < Download a PDF sheet with instructions for packing and shipping.