Top of page

Program National Recording Preservation Board

Complete National Recording Registry Listing

Sort recordings by title, artist, year of release, year inducted into the Registry, and genre by using the up and down arrows at the top of each column.

Download the list sorted alphabetically (PDF, 169KB), by induction year (PDF, 175KB), or by genre (PDF, 165KB).

       dest don't
Title Artist/Composer/Recorder Year of Release Year Inducted Genre
Harlem Strut
(single)
James P. Johnson
Additional Information
1921 2022 Jazz
Complete Presidential Speeches Franklin D. Roosevelt
Additional Information
1933-1945 2022 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Walking the Floor Over You
(single)
Ernest Tubb 1941 2022 Country/Bluegrass
On a Note of Triumph (May 8, 1945) Norman Corwin
Additional Information
1945 2022 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Jesus Gave Me Water
(single)
Soul Stirrers
Additional Information
1951 2022 Gospel
Ellington at Newport
(album)
Duke Ellington
Additional Information
1956 2022 Jazz
Tonight’s the Night
(album)
The Shirelles 1960 2022 Pop (1955-1975)
We Insist!
(album)
Max Roach 1960 2022 Jazz
The Christmas Song Nat King Cole
Additional Information
1961 2022 Pop (1955-1975)
Moon River
(single)
Andy Williams
Additional Information
1962 2022 Pop (1955-1975)
It’s a Small World
(single)
Various
Additional Information
1964 2022 Children's
Reach Out, I’ll Be There
(single)
The Four Tops
Additional Information
1966 2022 R&B
In C
(album)
Terry Riley
Additional Information
1968 2022 Classical
Hank Aaron’s 715th Career Home Run (April 8, 1974) Milo Hamilton, announcer
Additional Information
1974 2022 Sports
Bohemian Rhapsody
(single)
Queen
Additional Information
1975 2022 Pop (1955-1975)
Don’t Stop Believin’
(single)
Journey
Additional Information
1981 2022 Pop (1976-1996)
Canciones de mi Padre
(album)
Linda Ronstadt
Additional Information
1987 2022 Latin
Nick of Time
(album)
Bonnie Raitt
Additional Information
1989 2022 Pop (1976-1996)
The Low End Theory
(album)
A Tribe Called Quest
Additional Information
1991 2022 Rap/Hip Hop
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
(album)
Wu-Tang Clan
Additional Information
1993 2022 Rap/Hip Hop
Buena Vista Social Club
(album)
Various
Additional Information
1997 2022 Musical/Soundtrack
Livin’ La Vida Loca
(single)
Ricky Martin
Additional Information
1999 2022 Pop (1996+)
Songs in A Minor
(album)
Alicia Keys 2001 2022 Pop (1996+)
WNYC broadcast for the day of 9/11 N/A 2001 2022 Broadcast/Spoken Word
WTF with Marc Maron (with guest Robin Williams) (April 26, 2010) 2010 2022 Broadcast/Spoken Word
St. Louis tinfoil recording Thomas Edison
Additional Information
1878 2020 Technology
Nikolina
(single)
Hjalmar Peterson
Additional Information
1917 2020 Pop (Pre-1955)
Smyrneikos Balos
(single)
Marika Papagika 1928 2020 Pop (Pre-1955)
When the Saints Go Marching In
(single)
Louis Armstrong 1938 2020 Jazz
Christmas Eve Broadcast (December 24, 1941) Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill
Additional Information
1941 2020 Broadcast/Spoken Word
The Guiding Light (November 22, 1945) Irna Phillips, creator/writer
Additional Information
1945 2020 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues
(album)
Odetta
Additional Information
1957 2020 Folk
Lord, Keep Me Day by Day
(single)
The Caravans
Additional Information
1959 2020 Gospel
Roger Maris hits his 61st homerun Phil Rizzuto, announcer
Additional Information
1961 2020 Sports
Aida
(album)
Leontyne Price, et.al.
Additional Information
1962 2020 Classical/Opera
Once a Day
(single)
Connie Smith
Additional Information
1964 2020 Country/Bluegrass
Born Under a Bad Sign
(album)
Albert King
Additional Information
1967 2020 Blues
Free to Be...You and Me
(album)
Marlo Thomas, et.al.
Additional Information
1972 2020 Children's
Harder They Come
(album)
Jimmy Cliff, et.al.
Additional Information
1972 2020 Musical/Soundtrack
Lady Marmalade
(single)
Labelle
Additional Information
1974 2020 R&B
Late for the Sky
(album)
Jackson Browne
Additional Information
1974 2020 Pop (1955-1975)
Bright Size Life
(album)
Pat Metheny
Additional Information
1976 2020 Jazz
The Rainbow Connection
(single)
Kermit the Frog
Additional Information
1979 2020 Musical/Soundtrack
Celebration
(single)
Kool & the Gang
Additional Information
1980 2020 Disco/Dance
Strauss: Four Last Songs
(album)
Jessye Norman, et.al. 1983 2020 Classical/Opera
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
(album)
Janet Jackson
Additional Information
1989 2020 Pop (1976-1996)
Partners
(album)
Flaco Jimenez
Additional Information
1992 2020 Latin
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
(single)
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole 1993 2020 Pop (1976-1996)
Illmatic
(album)
Nas
Additional Information
1994 2020 Rap/Hip Hop
This American Life: The Giant Pool of Money (May 8, 2008) Ira Glass, et.al. 2008 2020 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Whispering
(single)
Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra 1920 2019 Pop (Pre-1955)
Protesta per Sacco e Vanzetti
(single)
Compagnia Columbia
Additional Information
1927 2019 Pop (Pre-1955)
Sacco e Vanzetti
(single)
Raoul Romito 1927 2019 Pop (Pre-1955)
La Chicharronera
(single)
Narciso Martínez and Santiago Almeida
Additional Information
1936 2019 Folk
Arch Oboler's Plays: The Bathysphere
(November 18, 1939)
Arch Oboler
Additional Information
1939 2019 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Me and My Chauffeur Blues
(single)
Memphis Minnie
Additional Information
1941 2019 Blues
NY Giants vs. Brooklyn Dodgers 1951 National League Playoff Russ Hodges
Additional Information
1951 2019 Sports
Puccini: Tosca
(album)
Maria Callas, Carlo Bergonzi, Georges Pretre, etc.
Additional Information
1953 2019 Classical/Opera
Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh
(single)
Allan Sherman
Additional Information
1963 2019 Comedy/Novelty
WGBH Broadcast of the Boston Symphony on the day of the Kennedy Assassination
(November 22, 1963)
Boston Symphony Orchestra 1963 2019 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Fiddler on the Roof
(album)
Original Broadway cast
Additional Information
1964 2019 Musical/Soundtrack
Make the World Go Away
(single)
Eddy Arnold
Additional Information
1965 2019 Country/Bluegrass
Afghanistan Recordings Hiromi Lorraine Sakata, recordist
Additional Information
1966-67; 1971-73 2019 Field
Wichita Lineman
(single)
Glen Campbell 1968 2019 Country/Bluegrass
Dusty in Memphis
(album)
Dusty Springfield
Additional Information
1969 2019 Pop (1955-1975)
Mister Rogers Sings: 21 Favorite Songs from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” Fred Rogers
Additional Information
1973 2019 Children's
Cheap Trick At Budokan
(album)
Cheap Trick
Additional Information
1978 2019 Pop (1976-1996)
The Cleveland Symphonic Winds/Holst: Suite No. 1 in E-Flat, Suite No. 2 in F/Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks/ Bach: Fantasia in G (Special Edition Audiophile Pressing) (Telarc) Frederick Fennell
Additional Information
1978 2019 Technology
Y.M.C.A.
(single)
The Village People 1978 2019 Disco/Dance
A Feather on the Breath of God Gothic Voices; Hildegard of Bingen, composer
Additional Information
1982 2019 Choral
Private Dancer
(album)
Tina Turner
Additional Information
1984 2019 Pop (1976-1996)
Ven Conmigo
(album)
Selena 1990 2019 Latin
The Chronic
(album)
Dr. Dre
Additional Information
1992 2019 Rap/Hip Hop
I Will Always Love You
(single)
Whitney Houston
Additional Information
1992 2019 Pop (1976-1996)
Maria Schneider’s Concert in the Garden
(album)
Maria Schneider
Additional Information
2004 2019 Jazz
Percussion Concerto Colin Currie; Jennifer Higdon, composer
Additional Information
2008 2019 Classical/Opera
Yiddish Cylinders from the Standard Phonograph Company of New York and Thomas Lambert Company 1901-1905 (circa) 2018 Pop (Pre-1955)
Memphis Blues
(single)
Victor Military Band
Additional Information
1914 2018 Pop (Pre-1955)
Melville Jacobs Collection of Native Americans of the American Northwest Melville Jacobs
Additional Information
1929-1939 2018 Field
Minnie the Moocher
(single)
Cab Calloway
Additional Information
1931 2018 Jazz
Bach Six Cello Suites Pablo Casals
Additional Information
1939 (circa) 2018 Classical/Opera
They Look Like Men of War
(single)
Deep River Boys 1941 2018 Gospel
Gunsmoke Episode: The Cabin
(December 27, 1952)
Various
Additional Information
1952 2018 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Ruth Draper: Various monologues Ruth Draper
Additional Information
1954-1956 2018 Broadcast/Spoken Word
La Bamba
(single)
Ritchie Valens
Additional Information
1958 2018 Pop (1955-1975)
Long Black Veil
(single)
Lefty Frizzell
Additional Information
1959 2018 Country/Bluegrass
Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, Vol. 1: The Early Years
(album)
Stan Freberg 1961 2018 Comedy/Novelty
GO
(album)
Dexter Gordon
Additional Information
1962 2018 Jazz
War Requiem
(album)
Benjamin Britten 1963 2018 Choral
Mississippi Goddam
(single)
Nina Simone
Additional Information
1964 2018 R&B
Soul Man
(single)
Sam & Dave 1967 2018 Pop (1955-1975)
Hair (original Broadway cast album) Various
Additional Information
1968 2018 Musical/Soundtrack
Speech on the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
(April 4, 1968)
Robert F. Kennedy 1968 2018 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Sweet Caroline
(single)
Neil Diamond 1969 2018 Pop (1955-1975)
Superfly
(album)
Curtis Mayfield 1972 2018 Musical/Soundtrack
Ola Belle Reed
(album)
Ola Belle Reed
Additional Information
1973 2018 Folk
September
(single)
Earth, Wind & Fire 1978 2018 Technology
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
(single)
Sylvester 1978 2018 Disco/Dance
She's So Unusual
(album)
Cyndi Lauper 1983 2018 Pop (1976-1996)
The Best of Schoolhouse Rock
(album)
Various
Additional Information
1996 2018 Childrens
The Blueprint
(album)
Jay-Z
Additional Information
2001 2018 Rap/Hip Hop
Dream Melody Intermezzo: Naughty Marietta
(single)
Victor Herbert and His Orchestra
Additional Information
1911 2017 Pop (Pre-1955)
Standing Rock Preservation Recordings George Herzog and Members of the Yanktoni Tribe 1928 2017 Field
Lamento Borincano
(single)
Canario y Su Grupo
Additional Information
1930 2017 Latin
Sitting on Top of the World
(single)
Mississippi Sheiks 1930 2017 Blues
The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas
(album)
Artur Schnabel
Additional Information
1932-1935 2017 Classical/Opera
If I Didn't Care
(single)
The Ink Spots
Additional Information
1939 2017 Pop (Pre-1955)
Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on International Organization
(4/25/45-6/26/45)
Various
Additional Information
1945 2017 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Folk Songs of the Hills
(album)
Merle Travis
Additional Information
1946 2017 Country/Bluegrass
How I Got Over
(single)
Clara Ward and the Ward Singers
Additional Information
1950 2017 Gospel
(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
(single)
Bill Haley and His Comets
Additional Information
1954 2017 Pop (Pre-1955)
Calypso
(album)
Harry Belafonte
Additional Information
1956 2017 Pop (1955-1975)
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
(single)
Tony Bennett
Additional Information
1962 2017 Pop (1955-1975)
King Biscuit Time Sonny Boy Williamson II and others
Additional Information
1965 2017 Broadcast/Spoken Word
My Girl
(single)
The Temptations
Additional Information
1964 2017 Pop (1955-1975)
The Sound of Music
(album)
various 1965 2017 Musical/Soundtrack
Alice's Restaurant Massacree
(single)
Arlo Guthrie
Additional Information
1967 2017 Folk
New Sounds in Electronic Music
(album)
Steve Reich, Richard Maxfield, Pauline Oliveros
Additional Information
1967 2017 Classical/Opera
An Evening with Groucho
(album)
Groucho Marx
Additional Information
1972 2017 Comedy/Novelty
Rumours
(album)
Fleetwood Mac
Additional Information
1977 2017 Pop (1976-1996)
The Gambler
(single)
Kenny Rogers
Additional Information
1978 2017 Country/Bluegrass
Le Freak
(single)
Chic
Additional Information
1978 2017 Disco/Dance
Footloose
(single)
Kenny Loggins
Additional Information
1984 2017 Pop (1976-1996)
Raising Hell
(album)
Run-DMC
Additional Information
1986 2017 Rap/Hip Hop
Rhythm is Gonna Get You
(single)
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
Additional Information
1987 2017 Pop (1976-1996)
Yo-Yo Ma Premieres Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra
(album)
Various 1996 2017 Classical/Opera
The 1888 London cylinder recordings of Colonel George Gouraud George Gouraud
Additional Information
1888 2016 Technology
Lift Every Voice and Sing Manhattan Harmony Four
Additional Information
1923 2016 Gospel
Lift Every Voice and Sing Melba Moore & Friends
Additional Information
1990 2016 Gospel
Puttin’ on the Ritz Harry Richman
Additional Information
1929 2016 Pop (Pre-1955)
Over the Rainbow Judy Garland
Additional Information
1939 2016 Pop (Pre-1955)
I’ll Fly Away Chuck Wagon Gang
Additional Information
1948 2016 Gospel
Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton
Additional Information
1952 2016 R&B
Saxophone Colossus
(album)
Sonny Rollins 1956 2016 Jazz
Giants vs. Dodgers Vin Scully
Additional Information
1957 2016 Sports
Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Marty Robbinsy
Additional Information
1959 2016 Country/Bluegrass
Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery
Additional Information
1960 2016 Jazz
People
(album)
Barbra Streisand
Additional Information
1964 2016 Pop (1955-1975)
In the Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
Additional Information
1965 2016 R&B
American Pie
(single)
Don McLean
Additional Information
1971 2016 Pop (1955-1975)
The Rise and-Fall of Ziggy-Stardust and the Spiders from Mars David Bowie
Additional Information
1972 2016 Pop (1955-1975)
Their Greatest Hits The Eagles 1976 2016 Pop (1976-1996)
All Things Considered (first ep.) various
Additional Information
1971 2016 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Amazing Grace Judy Collins
Additional Information
1970 2016 Pop (1955-1975)
The Wiz Original Cast 1975 2016 Musical/Soundtrack
Treemonisha Scott Joplin, et.al. 1976 2016 Classical/Opera
Wanted Richard Pryor 1978 2016 Comedy/Novelty
We Are Family
(single)
Sister Sledge 1979 2016 R&B
Remain in Light Talking Heads
Additional Information
1980 2016 Pop (1976-1996)
Straight Outta Compton
(album)
NWA 1988 2016 Rap/Hip Hop
Vespers Robert Shaw, et.al. 1989 2016 Classical/Opera
Signatures Renee Fleming 1997 2016 Classical/Opera
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
(single)
Peerless Quartet
Additional Information
1911 2015 Pop (Pre-1955)
Wild Cat Blues
(single)
Clarence Williams Blue Five 1923 2015 Blues
Statesboro Blues
(single)
Blind Willie McTell 1928 2015 Blues
Bonaparte's Retreat W.H. Stepp
Additional Information
1937 2015 Field
Vic and Sade: Decoration Day Parade
(May 28, 1937)
1937 2015 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Mahler Symphony No. 9 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Bruno Walter, conductor
Additional Information
1938 2015 Classical/Opera
Carousel of American Music
September 24, 1940
George M. Cohan, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, et.al.
Additional Information
1940 2015 Pop (Pre-1955)
Cry Me a River
(single)
Julie London
Additional Information
1955 2015 Pop (1955-1975)
The "Marshall Plan" Speech at Harvard
(June 5, 1947)
George C. Marshall
Additional Information
1947 2015 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Destination Freedom: A Garage in Gainesville/Execution Awaited
(September 25 and October 2, 1949)
Various
Additional Information
1949 2015 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Original Soundtrack from "A Streetcar Named Desire" Alex North
Additional Information
1951 2015 Blues
Mack the Knife
(single)
Louis Armstrong
Additional Information
1956 2015 Pop (1955-1975)
(single) Bobby Darin
Additional Information
1959 2015 Pop (1955-1975)
Fourth Quarter Radio Coverage of Wilt Chamberlin's 100-Point Game (Philadelphia Warriors vs. New York Knicks)
(March 2, 1962)
Bill Campbell, announcer
Additional Information
1962 2015 Sports
A Love Supreme
(album)
John Coltrane
Additional Information
1964 2015 Jazz
It's My Way
(album)
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Additional Information
1964 2015 Folk
Where Did Our Love Go
(single)
The Supremes 1964 2015 Pop (1955-1975)
People Get Ready
(single)
The Impressions
Additional Information
1965 2015 R&B
Mama Tried
(single)
Merle Haggard
Additional Information
1968 2015 Country/Bluegrass
Abraxas
(album)
Santana
Additional Information
1970 2015 Latin
Class Clown
(album)
George Carlin
Additional Information
1972 2015 Comedy/Novelty
Robert and Clara Schumann Complete Piano Trios
(album)
Beaux Arts Trio
Additional Information
1972 2015 Classical/Opera
Piano Man
(single)
Billy Joel
Additional Information
1973 2015 Pop (1955-1975)
Bogalusa Boogie
(album)
Clifton Chenier
Additional Information
1976 2015 Folk
I Will Survive
(single)
Gloria Gaynor
Additional Information
1978 2015 Disco/Dance
Master of Puppets Metallica
Additional Information
1986 2015 Pop (1976-1996)
2000 Years with Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks
(album)
Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner
Additional Information
1961 2008 Comedy/Novelty
3 Feet High and Rising
(album)
De La Soul
Additional Information
1989 2010 Rap/Hip Hop
A Charlie Brown Christmas
(album)
The Vince Guaraldi Trio
Additional Information
1965 2011 Jazz
A Program of Song
(album)
Leontyne Price
Additional Information
1959 2012 Classical/Opera
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
(single)
Johnny Mercer
Additional Information
1944 2014 Pop (Pre-1955)
Adagio for Strings
(single)
(November 5, 1938)
NBC Symphony, Arturo Toscanini
Additional Information
1938 2005 Classical/Opera
Address at West Point Military Academy
(April 19-20, 1962)
William Faulkner
Additional Information
1962 2005 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Address to Congress ("Day of Infamy" speech)
(December 8, 1941)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Additional Information
1941 2006 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Adeste Fideles
(single)
Associated Glee Clubs of America
Additional Information
1925 2003 Choral
The Adventures of Robin Hood
(May 11, 1938)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Additional Information
1938 2005 Musical/Soundtrack
After You've Gone
(single)
Marion Harris
Additional Information
1918 2012 Pop (Pre-1955)
Ain't Misbehavin'
(single)
Thomas "Fats" Waller
Additional Information
1929 2004 Jazz
Aja
(album)
Steely Dan
Additional Information
1977 2010 Pop (1976-1996)
Ali Akbar College of Music Archive Selections Ali Akbar College of Music
Additional Information
1960s-1970s 2003 Folk
The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East
(album)
The Allman Brothers Band
Additional Information
1971 2004 Pop (1976-1996)
Allons a Lafayette
(single)
Joe Falcon
Additional Information
1928 2007 Folk
Also Sprach Zarathustra
(album)
Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Additional Information
1954 2011 Classical/Opera
America's Town Meeting of the Air
(May 8, 1941)
George V. Denny, Jr.
Additional Information
1941 2009 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Anthology of Folk Music
(album)
Harry Smith
Additional Information
1952 2005 Folk
Are You Experienced
(album)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Additional Information
1967 2005 Pop (1955-1975)
Arkansaw Traveler
(single)
Eck Robertson
Additional Information
1922 2002 Country/Bluegrass
Armistice Day broadcast
November 11, 1923)
Woodrow Wilson
Additional Information
1923 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Around the World on the Phonograph Thomas Edison
Additional Information
1888-1889 2002 Technology
Artistry in Rhythm
(single)
Stan Kenton
Additional Information
1943 2011 Jazz
At Folsom Prison
(album)
Johnny Cash
Additional Information
1968 2003 Country/Bluegrass
At Last
(single)
Etta James
Additional Information
1961 2008 R&B
At Sunset
(album)
Mort Sahl
Additional Information
1955 2010 Comedy/Novelty
Atlanta Exposition speech Booker T. Washington
Additional Information
1908 recreation 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Azucar Pa' Ti
(album)
Eddie Palmieri
Additional Information
1965 2009 Latin
Bach B-Minor Mass
(album)
Robert Shaw
Additional Information
1947 2003 Classical/Opera
Bacon, Beans and Limousines
(October 18, 1931)
Will Rogers
Additional Information
1931 2012 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Bartok and Szigeti in concert at the Library of Congress Bela Bartok, Joseph Szigeti
Additional Information
1940 2002 Classical/Opera
Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University
(May 8, 1977)
The Grateful Dead
Additional Information
1977 2011 Pop (1976-1996)
Be My Baby
(single)
The Ronettes
Additional Information
1963 2006 Pop (1955-1975)
Beethoven String Quartets Budapest Quartet
Additional Information
1940-1950 2003 Classical/Opera
Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Op. 84
(single)
Modesto High School Band (California)
Additional Information
1930 2005 Classical/Opera
Begin the Beguine
(single)
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
Additional Information
1938 2012 Pop (Pre-1955)
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
(single)
The Andrews Sisters
Additional Information
1938 2008 Pop (Pre-1955)
Bell Laboratories experimental stereo recordings Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski
Additional Information
1931-1932 2002 Classical/Opera
The Benjamin Ives Gilman Collection Recorded at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago Benjamin Ives Gilman
Additional Information
1893 2014 Folk
Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land)
(album)
New York Strings Quartet,  George Crumb (composer)
Additional Information
1972 2010 Classical/Opera
Black Bottom Stomp
(single)
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers
Additional Information
1926 2006 Jazz
Black Snake Moan/Match Box Blues
(single)
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Additional Information
1927 2014 Blues
Blanton-Webster era recordings Duke Ellington Orchestra
Additional Information
1940-1942 2002 Jazz
Blind Joe Death
(album)
John Fahey
Additional Information
1959, 1964, 1967 2010 Folk
Blue Moon of Kentucky
(single)
Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys
Additional Information
1947 2002 Country/Bluegrass
Blue Suede Shoes
(single)
Carl Perkins
Additional Information
1955 2006 Pop (1955-1975)
Blue Yodel (T for Texas)
(single)
Jimmie Rodgers
Additional Information
1927 2004 Country/Bluegrass
Blueberry Hill
(single)
Fats Domino
Additional Information
1956 2005 Pop (1955-1975)
Bo Diddley
(single)
Bo Diddley
Additional Information ("Bo Diddley")
Additional Information ("I'm A Man")
1955 2011 Pop (1955-1975)
Boas, Franz and George Herzog Interview Kwakwaka'wakw Chief Dan Cranmer
Additional Information
1938 2013 Field
Body and Soul
(single)
Coleman Hawkins
Additional Information
1939 2004 Jazz
Boogie Chillen'
(single)
John Lee Hooker
Additional Information
1948 2008 Blues
Born to Run
(album)
Bruce Springsteen
Additional Information
1975 2003 Pop (1955-1975)
'Boys of the Lough'/'Humours of Ennistymon'
(single)
Michael Coleman
Additional Information
1922 2014 Folk
Brilliant Corners
(album)
Thelonious Monk
Additional Information
1956 2003 Jazz
Broadcast from London
(Septepmber 21, 1940)
Edward R. Murrow
Additional Information
1940 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime
(single)
Rudy Vallee, Bing Crosby
Additional Information
1932 2013 Pop (Pre-1955)
Bubble Book (the first Bubble Book) Ralph Mayhew, Burges Johnson
Additional Information
1917 2003 Children's
Burnin'
(album)
The Wailers
Additional Information
1973 2006 Pop (1955-1975)
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
(album)
Bob Newhart
Additional Information
1960 2006 Comedy/Novelty
Cajun-Creole Columbia releases
(single)
Amédé Ardoin, Dennis McGee
Additional Information
1929 2003 Folk
Caldonia
(single)
Louis Jordan
Additional Information
1945 2013 Blues
Call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday is Just As Bad
(single)
T-Bone Walker
Additional Information
1947 2007 Blues
Canal Street Blues
(single)
(April 5, 1923)
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
Additional Information
1923 2009 Jazz
Canzone del Porter from "Martha"
(single)
Edouard de Reszke
Additional Information
1903 2005 Classical/Opera
Carnegie Hall Concert with Buck Owens and His Buckaroos
(album)
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos
Additional Information
1966 2013 Country/Bluegrass
Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
(album)
Benny Goodman
Additional Information
1938 2003 Jazz
Casey at the Bat DeWolf Hopper
Additional Information
1915 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Casta Diva from "Norma"
(single)
(December 31, 1928)
Rosa Ponselle, Guilio Setti
Additional Information
1928 2007 Classical/Opera
Castles in Europe One-Step (Castle House Rag)
(single)
Europe's Society Orchestra
Additional Information
1914 2004 Jazz
Cathy's Clown
(single)
The Everly Brothers
Additional Information
1960 2013 Pop (1955-1975)
Celia & Johnny
(album)
Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco
Additional Information
1974 2013 Latin
A Change is Gonna Come
(single)
Sam Cooke
Additional Information
1964 2006 R&B
Charles A. Lindbergh's arrival and reception in Washington, D.C.
(June 11, 1927)
Charles A. Lindbergh, et.al.
Additional Information
1927 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Charleston
(single)
Golden Gate Orchestra
Additional Information
1925 2004 Technology
Cheap Thrills
(album)
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Additional Information
1968 2012 Pop (1955-1975)
A Child's Christmas in Wales Dylan Thomas
Additional Information
1952 2008 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Chippewa/Ojibwe Cylinder Collection Frances Densmore
Additional Information
1907-1910 2003 Field
Chopin Polonaise Op. 40, No. 1 ("Polonaise Militaire") Artur Rubinstein
Additional Information
1952 2006 Classical/Opera
The Churkendoose Ray Bolger
Additional Information
1947 2008 Children's
Coal Miner's Daughter
(single)
Loretta Lynn
Additional Information
1970 2009 Country/Bluegrass
Coat of Many Colors
(single)
Dolly Parton
Additional Information
1971 2011 Country/Bluegrass
Come Down Ma Evenin' Star
(single)
Lillian Russell
Additional Information
1912 2011 Pop (Pre-1955)
Command Performance (No. 21)
(July 7, 1942)
Bob Hope
Additional Information
1942 2005 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Complete "Ring Cycle"
(album)
George Solti, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Additional Information
1958-1965 2003 Classical/Opera
The Complete Recordings Robert Johnson
Additional Information
1936-1937 2003 Blues
Complete Village Vanguard Recordings
(album)
(June 25, 1961)
Bill Evans Trio
Additional Information
1961 2009 Jazz
Continental Harmony: Gregg Smith Singers Perform Music of William Billings
(album)
The Gregg Smith Singers
Additional Information
1969 2011 Choral
Coolidge Inauguration Ceremony
(March 4, 1925)
Calvin Coolidge, et.al.
Additional Information
1925 2005 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Copland Conducts Copland: Appalachian Spring
(album)
Aaron Copland
Additional Information
1974 2013 Classical/Opera
Cradle Will Rock (original cast recording)
(album)
Mark Blitzstein
Additional Information
1938 2002 Musical/Soundtrack
Crazy
(single)
Patsy Cline
Additional Information
1961 2003 Country/Bluegrass
Crazy Blues
(single)
Mamie Smith
Additional Information
1920 2005 Blues
Crescent City Living Legends Collection New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Archive/WWOZ New Orleans
Additional Information
1973-1990 2002 Jazz
Cross of Gold speech William Jennings Bryan
Additional Information
1921 re-enactment 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Crossing Chilly Jordan
(single)
The Blackwood Brothers
Additional Information
1960 2012 Gospel
Cylinder recordings of Metropolitan Opera Lionel Mapleson
Additional Information
1900-1903 2002 Classical/Opera
Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two) Max Mathews, John L. Kelly, Jr., and Carol Lockbaum
Additional Information
1961 2009 Technology
Damnation of Faust
(album)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, et.al.
Additional Information
1954 2005 Choral
Dance Mania
(album)
Tito Puente
Additional Information
1958 2002 Latin
Dancing in the Street
(single)
Martha and the Vandellas
Additional Information
1964 2005 R&B
Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
(single)
Blind Willie Johnson
Additional Information
1927 2010 Gospel
Daydream Nation
(album)
Sonic Youth
Additional Information
1988 2005 Pop (1976-1996)
D-Day radio address to the Allied Nations
(June 6, 1944)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Additional Information
1944 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
D-Day Radio Broadcast
(June 5-6, 1944)
George Hicks
Additional Information
1944 2012 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Dear Mama Tupac Shakur
Additional Information
1995 2009Rap/Hip Hop
Descargas: Cuban Jam Session in Miniature
(album)
Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente
Additional Information
1957 2012 Latin
Description of crash of Hindenburg
(May 6, 1937)
Herbert Morrison
Additional Information
1937 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers
(album)
Firesign Theatre
Additional Information
1970 2005 Comedy/Novelty
The Doors
(album)
The Doors
Additional Information
1967 2014 Pop (1955-1975)
Down by the Riverside
(single)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Additional Information
1944 2004 Gospel
Down-Hearted Blues
(single)
Bessie Smith
Additional Information
1923 2002 Blues
Drums of Passion
(album)
Michael Babatunde Olatunji
Additional Information
1960 2004 Pop (1955-1975)
Dust My Broom
(single)
Elmore James
Additional Information
1951 2013 Blues
Eagle Stirreth Her Nest Rev. C.L. Franklin
Additional Information
1953 2010 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
(single)
The Penguins
Additional Information
1954 2004 R&B
Edison Talking Doll cylinder (November 1888) n/a
Additional Information
1888 2011 Technology
The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake
(album)
Eubie Blake
Additional Information
1969 2006 Pop (1955-1975)
Einstein on the Beach
(album)
Phillip Glass, Robert Wilson
Additional Information
1979 2012 Classical/Opera
El Manisero ("The Peanut Vendor")
(single)
Rita Montaner, Don Azpiazu and His Havana Casino Orchestra
Additional Information
1927; 1930 2005 Latin
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
(album)
Ella Fitzgerald
Additional Information
1956 2003 Pop (1955-1975)
Evangeline Special
(single)
Iry Le Jeune
Additional Information
1947 2009 Folk
Every Man a King speech
(February 23, 1935)
Huey P. Long
Additional Information
1935 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Fall of the City ("The Columbia Workshop")
(April 11, 1937)
Archibald MacLeish
Additional Information
1937 2005 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman
(album)
Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor; Joan Tower, composer
Additional Information
1999 2014 Classical/Opera
Fascinating Rhythm
(single)
Adele Astaire, Fred Astaire, George Gershwin
Additional Information
1926 2005 Pop (Pre-1955)
Fascinating Rhythm
(single)
Sol Hoopii
Additional Information
1938 2011 Folk
Fear of a Black Planet
(album)
Public Enemy
Additional Information
1990 2004 Rap/Hip Hop
A Festival of Lessons and Carols as Sung on Christmas Eve in King's College Chapel, Cambridge
(album)
King's College Choir
Additional Information
1954 2008 Choral
Fibber McGee and Molly (Fibber's closet opens for the first time)
(March 4, 1940)
Jim and Marian Jordan
Additional Information
1940 2007 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Fifth Regiment March Thomas Edison
Additional Information
1888-1889 2002 Technology
Fireside Chats Franklin D. Roosevelt
Additional Information
1933-1944 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
First Family
(album)
Vaughn Meader, et.al.
Additional Information
1962 2013 Comedy/Novelty
First Transatlantic Radio Broadcast
(March 14, 1925)
WJZ New York, WRC Washington, D.C.
Additional Information
1925 2007 Broadcast/Spoken Word
First official transatlantic telephone conversation
(January 7, 1927)
W.S. Gifford, Sir Evelyn P. Murray
Additional Information
1927 2005 Technology
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
(single)
Flatt and Scruggs
Additional Information
1949 2004 Country/Bluegrass
Fon der Choope (From the Wedding)
(single)
(April 4, 1914)
Abe Elenkrig's Yidishe Orchestra
Additional Information
1914 2009 Folk
For the Roses
(album)
Joni Mitchell
Additional Information
1972 2007 Pop (1955-1975)
Forever Changes
(album)
Love
Additional Information
1967 2011 Pop (1955-1975)
Fortunate Son
(single)
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Additional Information
1969 2013 Pop (1955-1975)
Four Saints in Three Acts
(album)
Virgil Thomson
Additional Information
1947 2004 Classical/Opera
The Four Seasons
(album)
Louis Kaufman and the Concert Hall String Orchestra
Additional Information
1947 2003 Classical/Opera
The Fred Allen Show
(October 7, 1945)
Fred Allen
Additional Information
1945 2005 Broadcast/Spoken Word
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
(album)
Bob Dylan
Additional Information
1963 2002 Folk
'Freight Train' and Other Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes
(album)
Elizabeth Cotten
Additional Information
1959 2007 Folk
Gang Busters Phillips H. Lord
Additional Information
1935-1957 2008 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Giant Steps
(album)
John Coltrane
Additional Information
1959 2004 Jazz
Girl from Ipanema
(single)
Stan Getz, et.al.
Additional Information
1963 2004 Pop (1955-1975)
God Bless America (radio broadcast premiere)
(November 11, 1938)
Kate Smith
Additional Information
1938 2002 Pop (Pre-1955)
Goldberg Variations
(album)
Glenn Gould
Additional Information
1955 2003 Classical/Opera
The Goldbergs
(July 9, 1942)
Gertrude Berg, et.al.
Additional Information
1942 2013 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Goodnight, Irene
(single)
Lead Belly
Additional Information
1933 2003 Blues
GOPAC Strategy and Instructional Tapes Newt Gingrich, et.al.
Additional Information
1986-1994 2010 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Graceland
(album)
Paul Simon
Additional Information
1986 2006 Pop (1976-1996)
Grand Ole Opry (first network radio broadcast)
(October 14, 1939)
Roy Acuff, et.al.
Additional Information
1939 2002 Country/Bluegrass
Green Onions Booker T. and the MG's
Additional Information
1962 2011 Pop (1955-1975)
Guys & Dolls (original cast recording)
(album)
Vivian Blaine, Stubby Kaye, Frank Loesser, et.al.
Additional Information
1950 2004 Musical/Soundtrack
Gypsy
(album)
Ethel Merman, et.al.
Additional Information
1959 2009 Musical/Soundtrack
Gypsy Love Song
(single)
Eugene Cowles
Additional Information
1898 2004 Classical/Opera
Hallelujah
(single)
Jeff Buckley
Additional Information
1994 2013 Pop (1976-1996)
Harvard Vocarium record series W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, et.al.
Additional Information
1930s-1940s 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
He Stopped Loving Her Today
(single)
George Jones
Additional Information
1980 2008 Country/Bluegrass
Headhunters
(album)
Herbie Hancock
Additional Information
1973 2007 Jazz
Heart Like a Wheel
(album)
Linda Ronstadt
Additional Information
1974 2013 Pop (1955-1975)
Heiftez (Jascha) Acoustic recordings for Victor Records Jascha Heifetz
Additional Information
1917-1924 2008 Classical/Opera
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
(single)
Marian Anderson
Additional Information
1936 2003 Gospel
Highlander Center Field Recording Collection Rosa Parks, Esau Jenkins, et.al.
Additional Information
1930s-1980s 2002 Field
Honolulu Cake Walk
(single)
Vess Ossman
Additional Information
1898 2003 Pop (Pre-1955)
Hoodoo Man Blues
(album)
Junior Wells
Additional Information
1965 2012 Blues
Horses
(album)
Patti Smith
Additional Information
1975 2009 Pop (1955-1975)
Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings
(single)
Louis Armstrong
Additional Information
1925-1928 2002 Jazz
Hottest Women's Band of the 1940s
(album)
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Additional Information
1944-1946, released 1984 2011 Jazz
How High the Moon
(single)
Les Paul and Mary Ford
Additional Information
1951 2002 Pop (Pre-1955)
Howl Allen Ginsberg
Additional Information
1959 2006 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Hula Medley
(single)
Gabby Pahinui
Additional Information
1947 2011 Folk
I Can Hear It Now: 1933-1945
(album)
Edward R. Murrow, Fred W. Friendly
Additional Information
1948 2011 Broadcast/Spoken Word
I Feel Love
(single)
Donna Summer
Additional Information
1977 2011 Disco/Dance
I Have a Dream speech
(August 28, 1963)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Additional Information
1963 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
I Started Out as a Child
(album)
Bill Cosby
Additional Information
1964 2009 Comedy/Novelty
I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
(single)
Patsy Montana
Additional Information
1935 2011 Country/Bluegrass
If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
(single)
Thomas Dorsey
Additional Information
1934 2007 Gospel
Il mio Tesoro
(single)
John McCormack, Walter Rogers
Additional Information
1916 2006 Classical/Opera
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
(single)
Muddy Waters
Additional Information
1954 2004 Blues
In the Mood
(single)
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Additional Information
1939 2004 Jazz
Indians for Indians
(March 25, 1947)
Keshkekosh (a.k.a. Don Whistler)
Additional Information
1947 2011 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Interview with James Baldwin
(September 29, 1962)
Studs Terkel, James Baldwin
Additional Information
1962 2005 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Interviews with William "Billy" Bell, representing the Edward D. Ives Collection William "Billy" Bell, William, Edward D. ("Sandy") Ives
Additional Information
1956 2006 Field
Ishi, cylinder recordings of Ishi
Additional Information
1911-1914 2010 Broadcast/Spoken Word
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
(single)
(May 30, 1952)
Kitty Wells
Additional Information
1952 2007 Country/Bluegrass
It's the Girl Boswell Sisters
Additional Information
1931 2010 Pop (Pre-1955)
I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) Otis Redding
Additional Information
1965 2003 R&B
The Jack Benny Program
(March 28, 1948)
Jack Benny
Additional Information
1948 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Jazz at the Philharmonic
(album)
(July 2, 1944)
Nat "King" Cole, Buddy Rich, Les Paul, et.al.
Additional Information
1944 2010 Jazz
The Jazz Scene
(album)
Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, et.al.
Additional Information
1949 2007 Jazz
Jelly Roll Morton interviews (conducted by Alan Lomax) Jelly Roll Morton, Alan Lomax
Additional Information
1938 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Joan Baez
(album)
Joan Baez
Additional Information
1960 2014 Folk
Joe Louis-Max Schmeling fight
(June 22, 1938)
Clem McCarthy (announcer)
Additional Information
1938 2005 Sports
John Brown's Body
(album)
Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, Raymond Massey
Additional Information
1953 2014 Broadcast/Spoken Word
John the Revelator
(single)
Golden Gate Quartet
Additional Information
1938 2005 Gospel
Johnson (Guy B.) Cylinder recordings of African-American music Guy B. Johnson
Additional Information
1920s 2003 Field
Johnson, Lyndon B. Presidential Recordings
(November 22, 1963; January 10, 1969)
Lyndon B. Johnson
Additional Information
1963
2013 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Jole Blon
(single)
Harry Choates
Additional Information
1946 2005 Folk
The Joshua Tree
(album)
U2
Additional Information
1987 2013 Pop (1976-1996)
Judy at Carnegie Hall
(album)
Judy Garland
Additional Information
1961 2003 Pop (1955-1975)
Just Because Frank Yankovic and His Yanks
Additional Information
1947 2012 Pop (Pre-1955)
Kennedy Inaugural Ceremony John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert Frost, et.al.
Additional Information
1961 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Kind of Blue
(album)
Miles Davis, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, et.al.
Additional Information
1959 2002 Jazz
King James Version of the Bible Alexander Scourby
Additional Information
1966 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Kiss Me, Kate
(album)
Original Cast Album
Additional Information
1949 2014 Musical/Soundtrack
Ko Ko
(single)
Charlie Parker, et.al.
Additional Information
1945 2002 Jazz
LaGuardia reading the comics over the radio Fiorello LaGuardia
Additional Information
1945 2007 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Laughing Song
(single)
George W. Johnson
Additional Information
1896 (circa) 2013 Comedy/Novelty
Leon Metcalf Collection Leon Metcalf
Additional Information
1950-1954 2009 Field
Let's Go Out to the Programs
(single)
Dixie Hummingbirds
Additional Information
1953 2011 Gospel
Let's Stay Together
(single)
Al Green
Additional Information
1971 2010 R&B
Library of Congress Marine Corps Combat Field Recording Collection, Second Battle of Guam
(July 20-August 11, 1944)
Alvin Joseph
Additional Informationy
1944 2009 Field
Light's Golden Jubilee Celebration
(October 21, 1929)
Thomas Edison (honoree)
Additional Information
1929 2005 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Lincoln Mayorga & Distinguished Colleagues
(album)
Lincoln Mayorga
Additional Information
1968 2014 Technology
Listen to the Lambs
(single)
Hampton Quartette
Additional Information
1917 2005 Field
The Little Engine That Could Paul Wing
Additional Information
1949 2009 Children's
Live at the Apollo
(album)
James Brown
Additional Information
1963 2004 R&B
Live at the Regal
(album)
B.B. King
Additional Information
1965 2005 Blues
Live at Yankee Stadium
(album)
Fania All-Stars
Additional Information
1975 2003 Latin
Live in Japan
(album)
Sarah Vaughan
Additional Information
1973 2006 Jazz
The Lone Ranger (Episode: "The Osage Bank Robbery")
(December 17, 1937)
Earle Graser
Additional Information
1937 2006 Broadcast/Spoken Word
The Lord's Prayer
(single)
Emile Berliner
Additional Information
1890 2003 Technology
Love Bridge Waltz Iry Le Jeune
Additional Information
1948 2009 Folk
Lovesick Blues
(single)
Hank Williams
Additional Information
1949 2004 Country/Bluegrass
Lovey's Trinidad String Band recordings for Columbia Records (New York City Tour) Lovey's Trinidad String Band
Additional Information
1912 2002 Jazz
Mal Hombre
(single)
Lydia Mendoza
Additional Information
1934 2010 Latin
Manteca
(single)
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Chano Pozo
Additional Information
1947 2004 Latin
Marine Band Concert album to help benefit the National Cultural Center
(album)
United States Marine Band
Additional Information
1963 2006 Choral
Oh Mary Don't You Weep
(single)
The Swan Silvetones
Additional Information
1959 2014 Gospel
Mary Margaret McBride
(January 25, 1943)
Mary Margaret McBride, Hurston, Zora Neale
Additional Information
1943 2008 Broadcast/Spoken Word
The Message
(single)
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Additional Information
1982 2002 Rap/Hip Hop
Messiah
(album)
Eugene Ormandy, Richard Condie, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Philadelphia Orchestra
Additional Information
1959 2004 Choral
Mingus Ah-Um
(album)
Charles Mingus
Additional Information
1959 2003 Jazz
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
(album)
Lauryn Hill
Additional Information
1998 2014 Rap/Hip Hop
Mothership Connection
(album)
Parliament
Additional Information
1976 2011 R&B
Move On Up a Little Higher
(single)
Mahalia Jackson
Additional Information
1948 2005 Gospel
Music From the Morning of the World
(album)
David Lewiston
Additional Information
1966 2007 Folk
Music Time in Africa: Mauritania
(July 29, 1973)
Leo Sarkisian, host
Additional Information
1973 2012 Broadcast/Spoken Word
My Fair Lady (original cast recording)
(album)
Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, et.al.
Additional Information
1956 2007 Musical/Soundtrack
My Funny Valentine
(single)
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker
Additional Information
1953 2014 Jazz
My Man
(single)
Fanny Brice
Additional Information
1921 2005 Pop (Pre-1955)
National Defense Test
(September 12, 1924)
John J. Pershing
Additional Information
1924 2006 Technology
Native Brazilian Music
(album)
Leopold Stokowski
Additional Information
1942 2006 Folk
Navajo Shootingway Ceremony field recordings David McAllester
Additional Information
1957-1958 2007 Field
NBC Radio coverage of Marian Anderson's recital at the Lincoln Memorial
(April 9, 1939)
Marian Anderson
Additional Information
1939 2008 Classical/Opera
Nevermind
(album)
Nirvana
Additional Information
1991 2004 Pop (1976-1996)
New Music Quarterly Recordings Series Henry Cowell, et.al.
Additional Information
1934-1949 2002 Classical/Opera
New Orleans' Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band
(album)
Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Additional Information
1964 2014 Jazz
New San Antonio Rose
(single)
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
Additional Information
1940 2003 Country/Bluegrass
New York Philharmonic debut of Leonard Bernstein
(November 14, 1943)
Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic
Additional Information
1943 2011 Classical/Opera
New York Taxi Driver
(album)
Tony Schwartz
Additional Information
1959 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
A Night at Birdland (Vols. 1 and 2)
(album)
Art Blakey
Additional Information
1954 2013 Jazz
Night Life
(single)
Mary Lou Williams
Additional Information
1930 2008 Jazz
No News, or What Killed the Dog Nat M. Wills
Additional Information
1908 2008 Comedy/Novelty
O Que e que a Bahiana tem
(single)
Carmen Miranda
Additional Information
1939 2008 Latin
Oh Happy Day
(single)
Edwin Hawkins Singers
Additional Information
1969 2005 Gospel
Oh, Pretty Woman
(single)
Roy Orbison
Additional Information
1964 2007 Pop (1955-1975)
OK Computer
(album)
Radiohead
Additional Information
1997 2014 Pop (1996+)
Okeh Laughing Record
(single)
Bernardo, Lucie, Otto Rathke
Additional Information
1922 2003 Comedy/Novelty
Oklahoma! (original cast recording)
(album)
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Additional Information
1943 2003 Musical/Soundtrack
Old fog horn (Kewaunee, Wisconsin) James A. Lipsky
Additional Information
1972 2005 Environment
Old Soldiers Never Die (farewell address to Congress)
(April 19, 1951)
Douglas MacArthur
Additional Information
1951 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's
(album)
Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley, et.al.
Additional Information
1960-1962 2012 Country/Bluegrass
One O'Clock Jump
(single)
Count Basie and His Orchestra
Additional Information
1937 2005 Jazz
Only Visiting this Planet
(album)
Larry Norman
Additional Information
1972 2013 Gospel
Ory's Creole Trombone
(single)
(June 1922)
Kid Ory
Additional Information
1922 2005 Jazz
Othello (Broadway production)
(album)
Paul Robeson, et.al.
Additional Information
1943 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Over There
(single)
Nora Bayes
Additional Information
1917 2005 Pop (Pre-1955)
Passamaquoddy Indian field recordings Jesse Walter Fewkes
Additional Information
1890 2002 Field
Pattison Waltz Thomas Edison
Additional Information
1888-1889 2002 Technology
Peace Be Still
(album)
James Cleveland
Additional Information
1962 2004 Gospel
Peace in the Valley
(single)
Red Foley and the Sunshine Boys
Additional Information
1951 2006 Gospel
Pet Sounds
(album)
Beach Boys
Additional Information
1966 2005 Pop (1955-1975)
Peter and the Wolf
(album)
Serge Koussevitzky, et.al.
Additional Information
1939 2004 Children's
Philomel: For Soprano, Recorded Soprano and Synthesized Sound
(album)
Beardslee, Bethany
Additional Information
1971 2002 Classical/Opera
Phonautograms Edouard-Leon Stott de Martinville
Additional Information
1853-1861 (circa) 2010 Technology
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor (Rachmaninoff) Leopold Stokowski
Additional Information
1929 2004 Classical/Opera
Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord Sonata"
(album)
John Kirkpatrick
Additional Information
1948 2003 Classical/Opera
Pictures at an Exhibition
(album)
Rafael Kubelik, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, et.al.
Additional Information
1951 2003 Classical/Opera
The Play of Daniel: A Twelfth-Century Drama
(album)
New York Pro Musica, Noah Greenberg
Additional Information
1958 2008 Classical/Opera
Poeme Electronique
(album)
Edgard Varese
Additional Information
1958 2005 Technology
Pony Blues
(single)
Patton, Charley
Additional Information
1929 2006 Blues
Pope Marcellus Mass (Palestrina) Roger Wagner Chorale
Additional Information
1951 2010 Classical/Opera
Porgy and Bess (original cast recording)
(album)
Todd Duncan, Anne Brown, et.al.
Additional Information
1940, 1942 2003 Musical/Soundtrack
A Prairie Home Companion (first broadcast)
(July 6, 1974)
Garrison Keillor
Additional Information
1974 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Precious Lord: New Recordings of the Great Gospel Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey
(album)
Thomas A. Dorsey
Additional Information
1973 2002 Gospel
President's Message Relayed from Atlas Satellite
(December 19, 1958)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Additional Information
1958 2012 Technology
Problems of the American Home
(album)
Billy Graham
Additional Information
1957 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Purple Rain
(album)
Prince
Additional Information
1984 2011 Pop (1976-1996)
Radio broadcasts Ronald Reagan
Additional Information
1976-79 2007 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Radio Coverage of the Funeral of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
(April 14, 1945)
Arthur Godfrey, et.al.
Additional Information
1945 2014 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Radio Free Europe
(single)
R.E.M.
Additional Information
1981 2009 Pop (1976-1996)
Ragtime compositions on piano rolls Scott Joplin
Additional Information
1900s 2002 Pop (Pre-1955)
Ramones
(album)
Ramones
Additional Information
1976 2012 Pop (1976-1996)
Rank Stranger
(single)
The Stanley Brothers
Additional Information
1960 2008 Country/Bluegrass
Rapper's Delight
(single)
Sugarhill Gang
Additional Information
1979 2011 Rap/Hip Hop
Recordings of Asian elephants Katharine B. Payne
Additional Information
1984 2004 Environment
Red Headed Stranger
(album)
Willie Nelson
Additional Information
1975 2009 Country/Bluegrass
Remarks by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong broadcast from the moon
(July 21, 1969)
Neil Armstrong
Additional Information
1969 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Respect
(single)
Aretha Franklin
Additional Information
1967 2002 R&B
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Gil Scott-Heron
Additional Information
1970 2005 R&B
Rhapsody in Blue
(single)
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
Additional Information
1924 2002 Classical/Opera
The Rite of Spring
(album)
New York Philharmonic
Additional Information
1940 2002 Classical/Opera
Ritter, Lawrence interviews with early baseball players n/a
Additional Information
1962-1966 2013 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Roll Over Beethoven
(single)
Chuck Berry
Additional Information
1956 2003 Pop (1955-1975)
Rosina Cohen oral narrative from the Lorenzo D. Turner Collection Rosina Cohen, Lorenzo D. Turner
Additional Information
1932 2004 Field
Rumble
(single)
Link Wray
Additional Information
1958 2008 Pop (1955-1975)
Sallie Gooden
(single)
Eck Robertson 1922 2002 Country/Bluegrass
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
(single)
The Rolling Stones
Additional Information
1965 2006 Pop (1955-1975)
Saturday Night Fever
(album)
The Bee Gees, et.al. 1977 2012 Disco/Dance
Clifton's Crew
(single)
Pat Bonner
Additional Information
1952-60 2005 Field
Seasame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites
(album)
1995 2014 Children's
Second Hand Rose
(single)
Fanny Brice
Additional Information
1921 2005 Pop (Pre-1955)
See See Rider Blues
(single)
Gertrude "Ma" Rainey 1924 2004 Blues
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
(album)
The Beatles 1967 2003 Pop (1955-1975)
Show Boat
(album)
Victor Young, et.al. 1932 2005 Musical/Soundtrack
Silver Apples of the Moon
(album)
Morton Subotnick 1967 2009 Classical/Opera
Sinews of Peace (Iron Curtain) speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri
(March 5, 1946)
Winston Churchill 1946 2008 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Singin' the Blues
(single)
Frankie Trumbauer, Bix Beiderbecke 1927 2005 Jazz
Sixteen Tons
(single)
Tennessee Ernie Ford 1955 2014 Country/Bluegrass
Smokestack Lightning
(single)
Howlin' Wolf 1956 2009 Blues
Some of These Days
(single)
Sophie Tucker 1911 2004 Pop (Pre-1955)
Songs by Tom Lehrer
(album)
Tom Lehrer 1953 2004 Comedy/Novelty
Songs for Young Lovers
(album)
Frank Sinatra 1954 2002 Pop (Pre-1955)
Songs in the Key of Life
(album)
Stevie Wonder 1976 2005 R&B
Songs of the Humpback Whale
(album)
Roger Payne, Frank Watlington, et.al. 1970 2010 Environment
Old Regular Baptists: Lined-Out Hymnody from Southeastern Kentucky
(album)
Indian Bottom Association
Additional Information
1997 2014 Gospel
'Sorry, Wrong Number' ('Suspense')
(May 25, 1943)
Agnes Moorehead, et.al. 1943 2014 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Soul Folk in Action
(album)
The Staple Singers 1968 2009 Gospel
Sounds of Silence
(album)
Simon and Garfunkel 1966 2012 Pop (1955-1975)
The Sounds of the Earth Johan Sebastian Bach, Chuck Berry, et.al.
Additional Information
1977 2007 Other
Sounds of the ivory-billed woodpecker Arthur Allen, Peter Paul Kellogg 1935 2008 Environment
South Pacific
(album)
Original cast recording 1949 2012 Musical/Soundtrack
Southern States recording trip John and Ruby Lomax 1939 2002 Field
Speech at the Democratic National Convention
(July 15, 1948)
Harry S. Truman 1948 2007 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Stand!
(album)
Sly and the Family Stone 1969 2014 R&B
Stand by Me
(single)
Ben E. King 1961 2014 Pop (1955-1975)
Stand by Your Man
(single)
Tammy Wynette 1968 2010 Country/Bluegrass
Star Wars (soundtrack)
(album)
John Williams 1977 2004 Musical/Soundtrack
Stardust
(single)
Hoagy Carmichael 1927 2004 Pop (Pre-1955)
Stars and Stripes Forever
(single)
Military Band 1897 2002 Pop (Pre-1955)
Steam locomotive recordings (6 Vol.: 1957-1977) O. Winston Link 1957-1977 2003 Environment
Stormy Weather
(single)
Ethel Waters 1933 2004 Pop (Pre-1955)
Straighten Up and Fly Right
(single)
Nat "King" Cole 1943 2005 Pop (Pre-1955)
Strange Fruit
(single)
Billie Holiday 1939 2002 Jazz
Sun Records sessions Elvis Presley 1954-1955 2002 Pop (1955-1975)
Suncook Town Tragedy
(single)
Mabel Wilson Tatro 1930 2004 Field
Swanee
(single)
Al Jolson 1920 2004 Pop (Pre-1955)
Sweeney Todd
(album)
Stephen Sondheim 1979 2013 Musical/Soundtrack
Sweet Lorraine
(single)
Art Tatum 1940 2007 Jazz
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
(single)
Fisk Jubilee Singers 1909 2002 Gospel
Switched-On Bach
(album)
Wendy Carlos 1968 2005 Technology
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
(single)
Edward Meeker 1908 2010 Pop (Pre-1955)
Talking Union
(album)
Almanac Singers 1941 2010 Folk
Tanec Pid Werbamy ("Dance Under the Willows")
(single)
Pawlo Humeniuk 1926 2005 Folk
Tapestry
(album)
Carole King 1971 2003 Pop (1955-1975)
Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1, Op. 23, B-flat Minor
(April 25, 1943)
Vladimir Horowitz 1943 2004 Classical/Opera
Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1, Op. 23, B-flat Minor
(April 25, 1943)
Arturo Toscanini 1943 2004 Classical/Opera
Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto, No. 1
(April 11, 1958)
Van Cliburn 1958 2012 Classical/Opera
Ten Cents a Dance
(single)
Ruth Etting 1930 2011 Pop (Pre-1955)
Texas Sharecropper and Songster
(album)
Mance Lipscomb 1960 2013 Blues
That'll Be the Day
(single)
The Crickets 1957 2005 Pop (1955-1975)
The Audience with Betty Carter
(album)
Betty Carter
Additional Information
1980 2012 Jazz
The Band
(album)
The Band
Additional Information
1969 2009 Pop (1955-1975)
The Dark Side of the Moon
(album)
Pink Floyd
Additional Information
1973 2012 Pop (1955-1975)
The Shape of Jazz to Come
(album)
Ornette Coleman 1959 2012 Jazz
The Twist
(single)
Chubby Checker 1960 2012 Pop (1955-1975)
Theme from 'Peter Gunn'
(album)
Henry Mancini
Additional Information
1958 2010 Musical/Soundtrack
Theme from 'Shaft'
(album)
Issac Hayes 1971 2013 R&B
They Didn't Believe Me
(single)
Harry Macdonough and Alice Green 1915 2013 Pop (Pre-1955)
This Land Is Your Land
(single)
Woody Guthrie 1944 2002 Folk
Thriller
(album)
Michael Jackson 1982 2007 Pop (1976-1996)
Tiger Rag
(single)
Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1918 2002 Jazz
Time Out
(album)
Dave Brubeck Quartet 1959 2005 Jazz
Tipitina Professor Longhair 1953 2010 Blues
Today!
(album)
Mississippi John Hurt 1966 2009 Blues
Tom Dooley
(single)
The Kingston Trio 1958 2008 Folk
Tom Dooley
(single)
Frank Proffitt 1940 2008 Folk
Tracks of My Tears
(single)
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles 1965 2007 R&B
Tristan und Isolde
(March 9, 1935)
Metropolitan Opera 1935 2009 Classical/Opera
Trout Mask Replica
(album)
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band 1969 2010 Pop (1955-1975)
Trovadores Regionales
(single)
Gregorio Cortez
Additional Information
1929 2004 Folk
Tubby the Tuba
(album)
George Kleinsinger, Paul Tripp 1946 2005 Children's
Tumbling Tumbleweeds
(single)
Sons of the Pioneers 1934 2010 Country/Bluegrass
Tuskegee Institute Choir Sings Spirituals
(album)
Tuskegee Institute Choir 1955 2004 Gospel
Tutti Frutti
(single)
Little Richard 1955 2009 Pop (1955-1975)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
(single)
Emile Berliner 1890 2003 Technology
U.S. Highball (A Musical Account of a Transcontinental Hobo Trip)
(album)
Harry Partch and Gate 5 Ensemble 1946 2004 Classical/Opera
Uncle Josh and the Insurance Agent Cal Stewart 1904 2006 Comedy/Novelty
Uncle Sam Blues (on V-Disc) Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Eddie Condon's Jazz Band 1944 2008 Jazz
United Sacred Harp Musical Convention in Fyfe, AL  Alan Lomax, Shirley Collins 1959 2010 Gospel
Variations for Orchestra
(album)
Louisville Orchestra 1956 2005 Classical/Opera
The Velvet Underground and Nico
(album)
Velvet Underground and Nico 1967 2006 Pop (1955-1975)
Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings at UC Santa Barbara Library 1890-1920 (circa) 2014 Field
Vesti la giubba from "Pagliacci"
(single)
Enrico Caruso 1907 2002 Classical/Opera
Victor releases
(single)
Bert Williams and George Walker 1901 2003 Musical/Soundtrack
Victor Talking Machine Company sessions in Bristol, TN The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Stoneman, et.al. 1927 2002 Country/Bluegrass
Voice of America interviews with Jazz musicians Willis Conover 1956 2010 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Voices from the Days of Slavery American Folklife Center 1932-1975 2011 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Wabash Cannonball
(single)
Roy Acuff 1936 2005 Country/Bluegrass
War of the Worlds ("Mercury Theatre of the Air")
(October 30, 1938)
Mercury Theatre of the Air 1938 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
We Hold These Truths
(December 15, 1941)
Norman Corwin 1941 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
We Shall Overcome
(album)
Pete Seeger 1963 2006 Folk
We're Only in It for the Money
(album)
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention 1968 2005 Pop (1955-1975)
Were You There
(single)
Roland Hayes 1940 2013 Gospel
West Side Story (original cast recording)
(album)
Leonard Bernstein, et.al. 1957 2008 Musical/Soundtrack
What'd I Say (parts 1 and 2) Ray Charles 1959 2002 R&B
What's Going On
(album)
Marvin Gaye 1971 2003 R&B
When I Stop Dreaming
(single)
Louvin Brothers 1955 2013 Country/Bluegrass
When You Wish Upon a Star
(single)
Cliff Edwards 1940 2009 Pop (Pre-1955)
White Christmas
(single)
Bing Crosby 1942 2002 Pop (Pre-1955)
The Who Sings My Generation
(album)
The Who 1966 2008 Pop (1955-1975)
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
(single)
Jerry Lee Lewis 1957 2005 Pop (1955-1975)
Who's on First? (first radio broadcast version)
(March 1938)
Abbott and Costello 1938 2002 Comedy/Novelty
A Wild and Crazy Guy
(album)
Steve Martin 1978 2014 Comedy/Novelty
Wild Tchoupitoulas
(album)
The Wild Tchoupitoulas 1976 2012 R&B
Wildwood Flower
(single)
The Carter Family 1928 2006 Country/Bluegrass
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
(album)
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 1972 2005 Country/Bluegrass
Winds in Hi-Fi
(album)
Eastman Wind Ensemble with Frederick Fennell 1958 2003 Classical/Opera
Wings Over Jordan
(May 10, 1941)
Wings Over Jordan Choir 1941 2007 Choral
WJSV (complete day of broadcasting)
(September 21, 1939)
WJSV (Washington, DC) 1939 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
World Series Game Four, New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
(October 5, 1941)
Red Barber, Bill Corum, Bob Elson 1941 2003 Sports
You Are My Sunshine
(single)
Jimmie Davis 1940 2012 Country/Bluegrass
You'll Sing a Song and I'll Sing a Song
(album)
Ella Jenkins 1966 2007 Children's
You're a Grand Old Rag (Flag)
(single)
Billy Murray 1906 2003 Pop (Pre-1955)
You're the Top
(single)
Cole Porter 1934 2006 Pop (Pre-1955)
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
(single)
The Righteous Brothers 1964 2014 Pop (1955-1975)

National Recording Preservation Plan

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