The digital collection British Library: Early spoken word recordings is part of the Sounds portal of the British Library in London. The section with early speech recordings belongs to the sound recordings within the oral history collection. English historians have developed a vigorous tradition in collecting and recording stories told by both ordinary people and people with official functions. The collection contains some 600 recordings from 1890 until the sixties. Among the small number of recordings from the First World War is a speech by Herbert Asquith. Current information about the Sounds portal can be found at the sounds and vision blog of the British Library.