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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 2024 Recording Registry.

This Month's Question

This album, named to the Registry in 2015, contains such tracks as “Leper Messiah,” “Battery,” and “Orion.” What is it?

“Master of Puppets”—Metallica (2015)