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Program National Recording Preservation Board

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.

This Month's Question

This song, originally released in 1929 and added to the Registry in 2016, was later remade and became a huge international hit for the artist Taco in 1982. What was it?

“Puttin’ on the Ritz”—Harry Richman

National Recording Preservation Plan

A collaborative online resource to collect, vet, and disseminate knowledge and best practices in the field of recorded sound preservation.