The foreign audio recording publications contain LP records and gramophone discs that have been received as donations or procured.
An important entity is a collection of gramophone records, which includes foreign 78 rpm records that were bought into Finnish homes. The collection ranges from the late 1920s to the 1950s. It represents several different musical styles, from Western art music to dance music, jazz and rock and roll.
In addition to the gramophone records, the foreign audio recording publications include LP records, which were mostly published in the 1960s and 1970s. These LP records contain Western art music.