About This Program

Each year since 2002, the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) and members of the public have nominated recordings to the National Recording Registry. The depth and breadth of nominations received highlights the richness of the nations' audio legacy and underscores the importance of assuring the long-term preservation of that legacy for future generations.

Recording Registry

Each year, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress chooses 25 recordings showcasing the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage in order to increase preservation awareness. The diversity of nominations received highlights the richness of the nation's audio legacy and underscores the importance of assuring the long-term preservation of that legacy for future generations.

Recording Registry

 

Preservation Studies

Since 2005, the Library of Congress has sponsored various published studies on the state of recorded sound preservation in the world and published recommendations for its further safeguarding. These reports and plans can be accessed here.

Preservation Studies

 

Resources

Useful information about sound related resources around the world, including published articles, notable sound archives and major sound-related publications.

Resources

 

Contact Us

Comments, questions and suggestions related to the National Recording Preservation Board and this web site can be sent to us online.

Address:

National Recording Preservation Board c/o Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20540-5698