Sound recordings

Scope and Content

This class contains recordings in various formats which were either commercially produced after RD's death, or which bear some evidence of being posthumous recordings, rather than recordings made at home by RD himself. They principally consist of poetry readings, although there are also two radio plays, and a copy of the Tribute programme broadcast shortly after RD's death. The material is divided into three sub-classes according to format.


These sound recordings, like those in FRD1/11, have been transferred for preservation purposes to modern compact cassettes by the North West Sound Archive, and the recordings will be made available to readers in cassette form.

Access Information

Many of these recordings are currently closed for copyright reasons.