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  • Location:
      101 Independence Ave. SE
       James Madison Building, LM 113
       Performing Arts Reading Room
       Washington, D.C. 20540-4690
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  • Hours:
    Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Closed Weekends &  Federal Holidays

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Listeners are advised to contact the Recorded Sound Research Center two  weeks prior to visiting.

  • All sound recordings are stored offsite and researchers must schedule a listening appointment at least two weeks in advance.
  • Most manuscript collections are stored offsite and require a week to be retrieved.
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The Recorded Sound Research Center provides access to the commercial and archival audio holdings of the Library of Congress. The collection dates from 1926 when Victor Records donated over 400 discs to the Library's Music Division to supplement its print and manuscript holdings. In the custody of the Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division since 1978, the collection has grown to include over 2 million items encompassing audio formats from cylinders to CDs. The holdings complement the field recordings of the American Folklife Center and the moving image collections served in the Moving Image Research Center.

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  November 18, 2019
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