Presented at the 2021 Graduate Research Symposium at UCSC, this project, "Listening as We Read: Archives, Literature, and Music" was funded by a generous research grant from The Humanities Institute at UCSC. The grant was awarded in the Summer of 2020. It is worth mentioning that the original research plan for the grant was to fund archival research at UCSC's McHenry Library with the Frank Kofsky materials, especially his recorded interviews with jazz musicians. Given the restrictions and relative inaccessibility of the archive in that particular moment, the research plan pivoted toward an exploration of digitized archives, including the Library of Congress National Jukebox and the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive. What ultimately emerged from this research project was a syllabus for a course titled "Literature and the Arts: Listening and Music," which has received two departmental Fellowships and a name change since the recording below. These archives continue to be fundamental to my teaching across many courses. Also, this research opportunity has been instrumental to the development of my dissertation, which has chapters that explore how we can listen to the histories of American imperialism through literary texts.