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Program National Recording Preservation Board

Listen to Registry Titles

Due to copyright concerns, the Library of Congress is unable to post even sample audio of most Registry selections. Nevertheless, some clips can be heard via the following resources.

Peabody Award-Winning Radio Series

In 2012, the radio series “Inside the National Recording Registry” was honored with a Peabody Award for broadcast excellence. Episodes of the series, each profiling a different work from the Registry, can be heard here.

NPR: The Sounds of American Culture External
NPR honors recent additions to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

Studio 360 External
Inside the National Recording Registry, produced by Ben Manilla Productions, highlights some of those selections.

1A External

National Jukebox

The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress and other contributing libraries and archives.

MP3 Format

Audio clips of other Registry titles can be listened to via the following links.

National Recording Preservation Plan

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