This is the website of International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA). It is a free online archive of primary source dialect and accent recordings for the performing arts. The archive was created in 1997 by Paul Meier, author of Accents and Dialects for Stage and Screen, and a leading dialect coach for theatre and film. The archive is hosted by the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Kansas. The dialects and accents recordings can be browsed by region. All recordings are in English, of native speakers, and one can find both English language dialects and English spoken in the accents of other languages. The recordings are downloadable and playable for both PC and Macintosh computers.