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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.

Nominate Recordings for the Registry

We are now accepting nominations for the 2023 Recording Registry.

This Month's Question

This song, from 1955 and added to the Registry in 2015, was featured in the Jayne Mansfield film “The Girl Can’t Help It.” What was it?

“Cry Me a River”—Julie London

National Recording Preservation Plan

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