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Audio Recording God bless America

God bless America

About this Item


  • God bless America


  • Berlin, Irving -- 1888-1989 (composer)
  • Smith, Kate (performer)

Created / Published

  • Victor Records, 1939.


  • -  National songs -- United States
  • -  Patriotic music -- United States
  • -  Popular Songs of the Day
  • -  Songs and Music
  • -  great depression and world war ii (1929-1945)
  • -  War and Conflict
  • -  Politics and Government
  • -  Worship and Praise


  • -  Recording of "God Bless America" made available here with permission from BMG, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 "God Bless America" by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright 1938, 1939 by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright Renewed 1965, 1966 by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright Assigned the Trustees of the God Bless America Fund International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission. (Copyright Notice)
  • -  30 second (Extent)
  • -  Due to copyright restrictions, only excerpts from this item are available. (Standard Restriction)


  • sound recording


  • 1 sound disc : 78 rpm, mono ; 10-inch, standard (shellac)


  • Recorded Sound Section

Access Condition

  • 30 second Due to copyright restrictions, only excerpts from this item are available.

LC Classification

  • Victor 26198 (78A)

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Berlin, Irving, and Kate Smith. God bless America. Victor Records, 1939. Audio.

APA citation style:

Berlin, I. & Smith, K. (1939) God bless America. Victor Records. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Berlin, Irving, and Kate Smith. God bless America. Victor Records, 1939. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.