Audio Archive

The Holden Village Audio Archive

The legacy and history of Holden Village belong to everyone. For more than six decades, teaching sessions, discussions, worship and concerts have been faithfully recorded by Village volunteers, creating an audio collection of great breadth and importance. Thousands of hours of this material (in mp3 form) are already available online, for free, on this website many contributed by artists, academics and others of national renown. Eventually, this online collection will include most of the material recorded at Holden Village over the years as well as new audio recorded each summer.

The following hints, suggestions and answers to common questions may prove helpful as you use the archive.

Finding recordings in the archive.

There are three main tools which will help you locate recordings in the archive. The first two are accessible from the menu above. Selecting “Recordings by Presenter” produces a paged list of all contributors in the collection. You can also browse by year by clicking on any year in the “Recordings by Year” menu. The search menu is a general tool for finding any presenter or recording. The search tool works best by entering the name of presenter or any portion of the title of the presentation.

What if I don’t find what I’m looking for?

The archive currently contains a major portion of Holden’s audio holdings. We are the process of digitizing more and more of the collection. If you have a particular recording or subject that you would like to see on this website, please contact us at

Why are there no recordings for a given year?

We regret that we have no recordings for 2007. If you have copies of recordings for 2007 please let us know and we will add them to the archive. Please contact us at

What does “1966 or 1967” mean?

We have recordings from Holden’s early years, beginning in 1965.  There still are a few sessions that were part of the early years but we don’t know which year. We believe these to be 1966 or 1967. If you can help us establish the correct year, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at

What if I find a broken link or other problem?

We would appreciate reports of broken links or other problems. Please email us at with a description of the problem and the page you found it on.

I would like to help/contribute to this project.

Holden Village pays for the ongoing support of the resource. If you would like to contribute (financially or otherwise) please contact us.

Who created this archive?

Many people contributed to the creation of the Holden Village Audio Archive, including hundreds of summer volunteers. Special appreciation goes to Sieg Schroeder who set up the first Tape Ministry library, later to be called Media Ministry and to Jerry Johansen of Illinois, who donated many many hours to making this archive a reality. Matt Perry was the initial project lead and developer for the online archive.

Holden wishes to express appreciation to PLU, Pacific Lutheran University, for their support of the Holden Audio Archive Project.

July 19, 2024| there are 2297 presenters in the archive | there are 19074 recordings in the archive | welcome