The recordings in the Frank Clyde Brown Recordings Digital Collection are structured to reflect the dual relationship inherent in the recording media; that is, as whole wax cylinders or phonodiscs containing multiple tracks, and as individual tracks on cylinders and phonodiscs. A song page therefore contains the digital content for that specific piece of audio as well as a link to its "parent" cylinder or phonodisc page, while a cylinder or phonodisc page contains the entire audio program as one piece along with links to its "children" as individual tracks (and, in the case of phonodiscs, a link to the disc's other side).
Searching. Users can search, browse, and filter the collection in several ways
The collection guide, or finding aid, for the Frank Clyde Brown Papers at the Rubenstein Library contains description of the recordings as well as of Brown's papers, including voluminous correspondence and much of the documentation surrounding the editing of the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. Song titles may be searched in the finding aid using the search box provided at the top of the page, or by using the common "find" key sequence (Ctrl+F), and links are provided to the related digital recordings of the wax cylinders or disc sides found in the digital collection.