Winona State University’s librarians have digitized vinyl records created by the university’s Rhythmasters and Jazz Ensemble student bands. The original records are part of the archives at Krueger Library.

Six different vinyl records that go back to the 1960s, directed by musician Fred Heyer, became digital recordings. These recordings are available for the purpose of education and artistic criticism.

Krueger library has posted these recordings on YouTube for anyone to enjoy. You can find them by searching the playlist “Discover Winona’s History” or go online

The YouTube videos feature both sides of an album with detailed, linked track listings that make it simple for listeners to play their favorite songs.

In the future, the playlist will include more digitized recordings and historic multimedia.

For more information, email Stewart Van Cleve at and Russ Dennison at

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Kassidy Jackson

Kassidy graduated in 2019 with a BA in Public Relations and minors in Advertising and Dance. She is from Rosemount, MN and her interests include dancing, choreographing and listening to music.

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