The Info List - National Recording Registry

The National Recording Registry
National Recording Registry
is a list of sound recordings that "are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States." The registry was established by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000,[1] which created the National Recording Preservation Board, whose members are appointed by the Librarian of Congress. The recordings preserved in the United States National Recording Registry
National Recording Registry
form a registry of recordings selected yearly by the National Recording Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress.[2] The legislative intent of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 was to develop a national program to guard America's sound recording heritage. The Act resulted in the formations of the National Recording Registry, The National Recording Preservation Board and a fund-raising foundation to aid their efforts.[3] The act established the Registry specifically for the purpose of maintaining and preserving sound recordings and collections of sound recordings that are culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.[1] Beginning in 2002, the National Recording Preservation Board began selecting nominated recordings each year to be preserved. The first four yearly lists each included 50 selections. However, since 2006, 25 recordings have been selected annually. Thus, a total of 500 recordings have been preserved in the Registry as of 2017[update]. Each calendar year, public nominations are accepted for inclusion in that year's list of selections to be announced the following spring. Nominations are made in the following categories:

Blues Broadway/Musical Theatre/Soundtrack Cajun/Zydeco/"Swamp" Children's recordings Choral Classical Comedy/Novelty Country/Bluegrass Documentary/Broadcast/Spoken Word Environmental Field Folk/Ethnic Gospel/Spiritual Heavy metal Jazz Latin Pop (pre-1955) Pop (post-1955) R&B Radio Rap/Hip-hop Rock Technology

Each yearly list has often included a few recordings that have also been selected for inclusion in the holdings of the National Archives' audiovisual collection. Those recordings on the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry
National Recording Registry
that are of a political nature will tend to overlap with the audiovisual collection of the National Archives. The list shows overlapping items and whether the National Archives has an original or a copy of the recording.


1 Selection criteria 2 2002 3 2003 4 2004 5 2005 6 2006 7 2007 8 2008 9 2009 10 2010 11 2011 12 2012 13 2013 14 2014 15 2015 16 2016 17 2017 18 Statistics 19 See also 20 Notes 21 References 22 External links

Selection criteria[edit] The criteria for selection are as follows:[4]

Recordings selected for the National Recording Registry
National Recording Registry
are those that are culturally, historically or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States. For the purposes of recording selection, "sound recordings" are defined as works that result from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds, but not including the sound component of a moving image work, unless it is available as an autonomous sound recording or is the only extant component of the work. Recordings may be a single item or group of related items; published or unpublished; and may contain music, non-music, spoken word, or broadcast sound. Recordings will not be considered for inclusion into the National Recording Registry if no copy of the recording exists. No recording should be denied inclusion into the National Recording Registry because that recording has already been preserved. No recording is eligible for inclusion into the National Recording Registry until ten years after the recording's creation.

2002[edit] On January 27, 2003, the following 50 selections were announced by the National Recording Preservation Board.[5]

Selected exhibition recordings for the phonograph were added in 2002.

Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington
recreated his controversial 1895 Atlanta Exposition Speech in 1906.

The Original Dixieland Jazz Band

"Downhearted Blues" was the first release by Bessie Smith.

Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
was one of American music's most important figures. The preserved sessions, and his solos in particular, set a standard musicians still strive to equal in their beauty and innovation.[5]

Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Fireside Chats" "redefined the relationship between the president and the American people."[5]

Orson Welles' 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio drama created alarm and panic across the United States.

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
is considered one of the 20th century's most influential figures.

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

Edison exhibition recordings (Group of three cylinders):[6]

"Around the World on the Phonograph" "The Pattison Waltz" "Fifth Regiment March"

Thomas Edison 1888–1889

Passamaquoddy Indians
Passamaquoddy Indians
field recordings Recorded by Jesse Walter Fewkes 1890

"Stars and Stripes Forever" ( Berliner Gramophone
Berliner Gramophone
disc recording) Military Band 1897

Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
cylinder recordings (the Mapleson Cylinders) Lionel Mapleson and the Metropolitan Opera 1900–1903

compositions piano rolls Scott Joplin 1900s

1895 Atlanta Exposition speech Booker T. Washington 1906 recreation copy

"Casey at the Bat" DeWolf Hopper 1906

"Vesti la giubba" from Pagliacci Enrico Caruso 1907

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" Fisk Jubilee Singers 1909

Lovey's Trinidad String Band Lovey's Trinidad String Band 1912

"Tiger Rag" Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1918

"Arkansas Traveler" and "Sallie Gooden" Eck Robertson 1922

"Downhearted Blues" Bessie Smith 1923

Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin, piano; Paul Whiteman
Paul Whiteman
Orchestra 1924

Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven 1925–1928

Victor Talking Machine Company
Victor Talking Machine Company
sessions in Bristol, Tennessee Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Stoneman, and others 1927

Highlander Center Field Recordings Collection Rosa Parks, Esau Jenkins and others 1930s–1980s

Bell Laboratories experimental stereo recordings Philadelphia Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski, conductor 1931–1932

"Fireside Chats" radio broadcasts[A] Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933–1944 original

Harvard Vocarium record series T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden
W. H. Auden
and others 1933–1956

"New Music Quarterly" recordings series Henry Cowell, producer 1934–1949

Description of the crash of the Hindenburg Herbert Morrison May 6, 1937 original

The Cradle Will Rock (Marc Blitzstein) Original cast 1938

"Who's on First?" Earliest existing radio broadcast version Abbott and Costello October 6, 1938

The War of the Worlds Orson Welles
Orson Welles
and The Mercury Theatre on the Air October 30, 1938 copy

"God Bless America" Radio broadcast premiere Kate Smith November 11, 1938

The John and Ruby Lomax Southern States Recording Trip John and Ruby Lomax 1939

"Strange Fruit" Billie Holiday 1939

Grand Ole Opry First network radio broadcast Uncle Dave Macon, Roy Acuff, and others October 14, 1939

Béla Bartók
Béla Bartók
and Joseph Szigeti
Joseph Szigeti
in Concert at the Library of Congress Béla Bartók, piano; Joseph Szigeti, violin 1940

The Rite of Spring Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
conducting the New York Philharmonic 1940

Blanton-Webster era recordings Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Orchestra 1940–1942

"White Christmas" original 1942 single Bing Crosby 1942

"This Land is Your Land" Woody Guthrie 1944

radio address to the Allied Nations Dwight D. Eisenhower June 6, 1944 original

"Ko Ko" Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and others 1945

"Blue Moon of Kentucky" Bill Monroe
Bill Monroe
and the Blue Grass Boys 1947

"How High the Moon" Les Paul
Les Paul
and Mary Ford 1951

Songs for Young Lovers Frank Sinatra 1954

Sun Records sessions Elvis Presley 1954–1955

Dance Mania Tito Puente 1958

Kind of Blue Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, and others 1959

"What'd I Say", Parts 1 and 2 Ray Charles 1959

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Bob Dylan 1963

"I Have a Dream" speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963 copy

"Respect" Aretha Franklin 1967

Philomel: For Soprano
(Milton Babbitt) Bethany Beardslee, recorded soprano, and synthesized sound 1971

Precious Lord: New Recordings of the Great Gospel Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey Thomas A. Dorsey, Marion Williams, and others 1973

Crescent City Living Legends Collection (New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Archive/ WWOZ
New Orleans)


"The Message" Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five 1982

2003[edit] In March 2004, the following 50 selections were made by the National Recording Preservation Board.[7]

"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" was one of Marian Anderson's favorite spirituals, and she often performed it at the conclusion of her recitals.[7]

The Cole Porter
Cole Porter
Songbook was the first of Ella Fitzgerald's many anthologies.

Chuck Berry- widely considered to have "laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance".

O. Winston Link's recordings of the sounds produced by a variety of locomotive models capture "the unique and now-lost sounds of the engines which united the United States."[7]

The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
is arguably one of the most important albums in popular music.

Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
has been covered by artists from The Who
The Who
to Alicia Keys.

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

"The Lord's Prayer" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" Emile Berliner c. 1890

"Honolulu Cake Walk" Vess Ossman 1898

Victor Releases Bert Williams
Bert Williams
and George Walker 1901

"You're a Grand Old Rag [Flag]" Billy Murray 1906

Chippewa/Ojibwe Cylinder Collection Frances Densmore 1907–1910

The Bubble Book (the first Bubble Book)


Cylinder recordings of African-American music Guy B. Johnson 1920s

"Cross of Gold" speech Speech re-enactment William Jennings Bryan 1921

"The OKeh Laughing Record" Lucie Bernardo and Otto Rathke 1922

"Adeste Fideles" Associated Glee Clubs of America 1925

Cajun-Creole Columbia releases Amédé Ardoin
Amédé Ardoin
and Dennis McGee 1929

"Goodnight, Irene" Lead Belly 1933

"Every Man a King" speech Huey P. Long February 23, 1935 copy

"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" Marian Anderson 1936

The Complete Recordings Robert Johnson 1936–1937

Interviews conducted by Alan Lomax Jelly Roll Morton, Alan Lomax 1938

Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Benny Goodman 1938

Complete day of radio broadcasting, WJSV
(Washington, D.C.) WJSV, Washington, D.C. September 21, 1939 original

"New San Antonio Rose" Bob Wills
Bob Wills
and His Texas Playboys 1940

Porgy and Bess (George Gershwin) Original cast 1940, 1942

Beethoven String Quartets Budapest Quartet 1940–1950

World Series-Game Four New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers October 5, 1941

Oklahoma! (Rodgers and Hammerstein) Original cast 1943

Othello Paul Robeson, Uta Hagen, José Ferrer, and others 1943

Bach B-Minor Mass Robert Shaw Chorale 1947

The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) Louis Kaufman and the Concert Hall String Orchestra 1947

Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord" (Ives)

John Kirkpatrick 1948

Pictures at an Exhibition
Pictures at an Exhibition
(Modest Mussorgsky) Rafael Kubelík
Rafael Kubelík
conducting the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra 1951

"Problems of the American Home" Billy Graham 1954

Goldberg Variations
Goldberg Variations
(Bach) Glenn Gould 1955

Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Sings the Cole Porter
Cole Porter
Songbook Ella Fitzgerald 1956

"Roll Over Beethoven" Chuck Berry 1956

Brilliant Corners Thelonious Monk 1956

Steam locomotive
Steam locomotive
recordings, 6 vol. O. Winston Link 1957–1977

Complete Ring Cycle
Ring Cycle
(Richard Wagner) Georg Solti
Georg Solti
and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 1958–1965

Winds in Hi-Fi Eastman Wind Ensemble with Frederick Fennell 1958

Mingus Ah Um Charles Mingus 1959

New York Taxi Driver Tony Schwartz 1959

Ali Akbar College of Music, Archive Selections


"Crazy" Patsy Cline 1961

Kennedy Inauguration Ceremony John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert Frost, and others January 20, 1961 original

Judy at Carnegie Hall Judy Garland 1961

" I've Been Loving You Too Long
I've Been Loving You Too Long
(To Stop Now)" Otis Redding 1965

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles 1967

At Folsom Prison Johnny Cash 1968

What's Going On Marvin Gaye 1971

Tapestry Carole King 1971

A Prairie Home Companion First broadcast Garrison Keillor July 6, 1974

Born to Run Bruce Springsteen 1975

Live at Yankee Stadium Fania All-Stars 1975

2004[edit] In April 2005, the following 50 selections were made by the National Recording Preservation Board.[8]

The traditional pop music song "Fascinating Rhythm," was sung by Fred and Adele Astaire
Adele Astaire
in Lady, Be Good.

The NBC's coverage of Colonel Lindbergh in Washington was an important achievement for the network, and involved reporters in three locations in the city.

In spite of the controversy surrounding MacArthur at the time, his farewell speech to congress is noted for its eloquence and effectiveness.[8]

Among those to have claimed musical satirist Tom Lehrer
Tom Lehrer
as an influence are Lenny Bruce
Lenny Bruce
and Weird Al Yankovic.

"Houston. Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed ... I'm going to step off the LEM now. That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Neil Armstrong's words upon landing on the moon "have become some of the most recognizable and memorable sentences spoken in United States history."[8]

Nirvana are considered one of the modern era's most influential bands, helping popularize alternative rock.

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

"Gypsy Love Song" Eugene Cowles 1898

"Some of These Days" Sophie Tucker 1911

"The Castles in Europe One-Step (Castle House Rag)" Europe's Society Orchestra 1914

"Swanee" Al Jolson 1920

Armistice Day
Armistice Day
radio broadcast Woodrow Wilson November 10, 1923 original

"See See Rider" Gertrude "Ma" Rainey 1923

"Charleston" Golden Gate Orchestra 1925

"Fascinating Rhythm" Fred and Adele Astaire; George Gershwin, piano 1926

radio coverage of Charles A. Lindbergh's arrival and reception in Washington, D.C.

June 11, 1927 copy

"Stardust" Hoagy Carmichael 1927

"Blue Yodel (T for Texas)" Jimmie Rodgers 1927

"Ain't Misbehavin'" Thomas "Fats" Waller 1929

"Gregorio Cortez" Trovadores Regionales 1929

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano; Leopold Stokowski, conductor; Philadelphia Orchestra 1929

"The Suncook Town Tragedy" Mabel Wilson Tatro July 1930

Oral narrative from the Lorenzo D. Turner Collection Rosina Cohen 1932

"Stormy Weather" Ethel Waters 1933

"Body and Soul" Coleman Hawkins 1939

Peter and the Wolf (Sergey Prokofiev) Serge Koussevitzky, conductor; Richard Hale, narrator; Boston Symphony Orchestra 1939

"In the Mood" Glenn Miller
Glenn Miller
and His Orchestra 1939

Broadcasts from London Edward R. Murrow 1940 copy

We Hold These Truths (Norman Corwin)

December 15, 1941 original

Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 23, Bb minor (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) Vladimir Horowitz, piano; Arturo Toscanini, conductor; NBC
Symphony Orchestra 1943

"Down by the Riverside" Sister Rosetta Tharpe 1944

U.S. Highball (A Musical Account of a Transcontinental Hobo Trip) Harry Partch, Gate 5 Ensemble 1946

Four Saints in Three Acts
Four Saints in Three Acts
(Virgil Thomson) Original cast 1947

"Manteca" Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Big Band with Chano Pozo 1947

The Jack Benny
Jack Benny
Program Jack Benny March 28, 1948

"Foggy Mountain Breakdown" Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs 1949

"Lovesick Blues" Hank Williams 1949

Guys & Dolls Original cast 1950

"Old Soldiers Never Die" (Farewell Address to the United States Congress) General Douglas MacArthur April 19, 1951 copy

Songs by Tom Lehrer Tom Lehrer 1953

"Hoochie Coochie Man" Muddy Waters 1954

" Earth Angel
Earth Angel
(Will You Be Mine)" The Penguins 1954

Tuskegee Institute Choir Sings Spirituals Tuskegee Institute Choir, directed by William L. Dawson 1955

Messiah Eugene Ormandy, conductor; Richard P. Condie, choir director; Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Philadelphia Orchestra 1958

Giant Steps John Coltrane 1959

Drums of Passion Michael Babatunde Olatunji 1960

Peace Be Still James Cleveland 1962

"The Girl from Ipanema" (Garota de Ipanema) Stan Getz, João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto 1963

Live at the Apollo James Brown
James Brown
and The Famous Flames 1963

Pet Sounds The Beach Boys 1966

King James version of the Bible Alexander Scourby 1966

Remarks broadcast from the moon Apollo 11
Apollo 11
astronaut Neil Armstrong July 21, 1969 original

At Fillmore East The Allman Brothers Band 1971

Star Wars (Soundtrack) John Williams 1977

Recordings of Asian elephants Katharine B. Payne 1984

Fear of a Black Planet Public Enemy 1990

Nevermind Nirvana 1991

2005[edit] In April 2006, the following 50 selections were made by the National Recording Preservation Board.[9]

Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson
used his diverse talents to pave a successful career as a performer and become active in sociopolitical affairs.

Count Basie, prominent band leader during the big band era, influenced many musicians of his day.

Archibald MacLeish, Librarian of Congress
Librarian of Congress
and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.

Former champion Max Schmeling
Max Schmeling
handed Joe Louis
Joe Louis
his first loss.

B. B. King and his guitar Lucille.

Don't Crush That Dwarf ... was the first comedy album to utilize such production techniques as 16-track recording and Dolby noise reduction.

Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
has been awarded over 20 Grammy Awards. His 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
won the Grammy that year for Album of the Year.

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

"Canzone del Porter" from Martha (von Flotow) Edouard de Reszke 1903

"Listen to the Lambs" Hampton Quartette; recorded by Natalie Curtis
Natalie Curtis
Burlin 1917

"Over There" Nora Bayes 1917

[1]"Crazy Blues" Mamie Smith 1920

"My Man" and "Second Hand Rose" Fanny Brice 1921

"Ory's Creole Trombone" Kid Ory June 1922

Second inauguration of Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge March 4, 1925

"Tanec Pid Werbamy/ Dance Under the Willows" Pawlo Humeniuk 1926

"Singin' the Blues" Frankie Trumbauer
Frankie Trumbauer
and His Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke 1927

First official transatlantic telephone conversation W.S. Gifford and Sir Evelyn P. Murray January 7, 1927 original

"El Manisero" ("The Peanut Vendor") (Two versions) Rita Montaner, vocal with orchestra; Don Azpiazu and His Havana Casino orchestra 1927; 1930

Light's Golden Jubilee Celebration

October 21, 1929 copy

Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Op. 84 Modesto High School Band 1930

Show Boat Helen Morgan, Paul Robeson, James Melton and others; Victor Young, conductor; Louis Alter, piano 1932

"Wabash Cannonball" Roy Acuff 1936

"One O'Clock Jump" Count Basie
Count Basie
and His Orchestra 1937

The Fall of the City
The Fall of the City
(Columbia Workshop) Orson Welles, narrator; Burgess Meredith, Paul Stewart April 11, 1937 copy

The Adventures of Robin Hood (Erich Wolfgang Korngold)

May 11, 1938

Joe Louis- Max Schmeling
Max Schmeling
fight Clem McCarthy, announcer June 22, 1938

John the Revelator Golden Gate Quartet 1938

"Adagio for Strings" (Samuel Barber) Arturo Toscanini, conductor; NBC
Symphony November 5, 1938

Command Performance, show No. 21 Bob Hope, master of ceremonies July 7, 1942 copy

"Straighten Up and Fly Right" Nat "King" Cole 1943

The Fred Allen
Fred Allen
Show Fred Allen October 7, 1945

"Jole Blon (Jolie Blonde)" Harry Choates 1946

Tubby the Tuba Victor Jory 1946

"Move On Up a Little Higher" Mahalia Jackson 1948

Anthology of American Folk Music Edited by Harry Smith 1952

"Schooner Bradley" Pat Bonner 1952–60

Damnation of Faust Boston Symphony Orchestra with the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society 1954

"Blueberry Hill" Fats Domino 1956

Variations for Orchestra Representative of the Louisville Orchestra First Edition Recordings series Louisville Orchestra 1956

"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" Jerry Lee Lewis 1957

"That'll Be the Day" Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
and The Crickets 1957

Poeme Electronique Edgard Varèse 1958

Time Out The Dave Brubeck Quartet 1959

Studs Terkel
Studs Terkel
interview with James Baldwin Representative of the Studs Terkel
Studs Terkel
Collection at the Chicago
History Museum (formerly the Chicago
Historical Society) Studs Terkel, James Baldwin September 29, 1962

United States Military Academy
United States Military Academy
address William Faulkner April 19–20, 1962

"Dancing in the Street" Martha and the Vandellas 1964

Live at the Regal B.B. King 1965

Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1967

We're Only in It for the Money Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
and the Mothers of Invention 1968

Switched-On Bach Wendy Carlos 1968

"Oh Happy Day" Edwin Hawkins
Edwin Hawkins
Singers 1969

Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers Firesign Theatre 1970

"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" Gil Scott-Heron 1970

Will the Circle Be Unbroken Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 1972

The old foghorn, Kewaunee, Wisconsin Recorded by James A. Lipsky 1972

Songs in the Key of Life Stevie Wonder 1976

Daydream Nation Sonic Youth 1988

2006[edit] On March 6, 2007, the following 25 selections were made by the National Recording Preservation Board.[10]

Cal Stewart
Cal Stewart
was among the most prolific and popular recording artists of the first 20 years of commercial recording.

Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger
adapted a gospel song, "I Shall Overcome", by changing "I" to "We", and it became a civil rights standard.

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones' first U.S. No. 1 is thought to be one of the greatest rock songs.

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

"Uncle Josh and the Insurance Agent" Cal Stewart 1904

"Il Mio Tesoro" John McCormack; orchestra conducted by Walter Rogers 1916

National Defense Test General John J. Pershing September 12, 1924 copy

"Black Bottom Stomp" Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers 1926

"Wildwood Flower" Carter Family 1928

"Pony Blues" Charley Patton 1929

"You're the Top" Cole Porter 1934

The Lone Ranger Episode: "The Osage Bank Robbery" Earle Graser, John Todd December 17, 1937

"Day of Infamy" speech to Congress Franklin D. Roosevelt December 8, 1941 copy

Native Brazilian music recorded under the supervision of Leopold Stokowski Pixinguinha, Donga, Cartola, Jararaca, Ratinho and José Espinguela 1942

"Peace in the Valley" Red Foley
Red Foley
and the Sunshine Boys 1951

"Polonaise in A Major" ("Polonaise militaire"), Op. 40, No. 1, by Frédéric Chopin Artur Rubinstein 1952

"Blue Suede Shoes" Carl Perkins 1955

Interviews with William "Billy" Bell (Canadian-Irish northwoods work songs) Recorded by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives 1956

Howl Allen Ginsberg 1959

The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart Bob Newhart 1960

"Be My Baby" The Ronettes 1963

We Shall Overcome Pete Seeger 1963

"A Change Is Gonna Come" Sam Cooke 1964

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" The Rolling Stones 1965

The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground
& Nico The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground
and Nico 1967

The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake Eubie Blake 1969

Burnin' The Wailers 1973

Live in Japan Sarah Vaughan 1973

Graceland Paul Simon 1986


"Allons à Lafayette" was the best-known recording by Cajun accordionist Joe Falcon.

Fiorello La Guardia read the comics on WNYC
radio during the 1945 newspaper delivery strike.

T-Bone Walker- one of the first electric guitarists.

Murmurs of Earth is an eclectic 90-minute record of life and culture, sent into space by NASA.

On May 14, 2008, the following 25 selections were made by the National Recording Preservation Board.[11][12]

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

The first transatlantic broadcast

March 14, 1925

"Allons a Lafayette" Joe Falcon 1928

"Casta Diva" from Bellini's Norma Rosa Ponselle
Rosa Ponselle
and the Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Giulio Setti December 31, 1928 and January 30, 1929

"If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again" Thomas A. Dorsey 1934

"Sweet Lorraine" Art Tatum 1940

Fibber McGee and Molly Fibber's closet opens for the first time Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan March 4, 1940

Wings Over Jordan

May 10, 1942

[2] Fiorello H. La Guardia
Fiorello H. La Guardia
reading the comics Fiorello H. La Guardia 1945

"Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)" T-Bone Walker 1947

Speech at the 1948 Democratic National Convention Harry S. Truman July 15, 1948

The Jazz Scene Various artists, produced by Norman Granz 1949

"It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" Kitty Wells 1952

My Fair Lady Original cast 1956

Navajo Shootingway Ceremony Field Recordings Recorded by David McAllester 1957–1958

"Freight Train" and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes Elizabeth Cotten 1959

United States Marine Band
United States Marine Band
Recordings for the National Cultural Center


"Oh, Pretty Woman" Roy Orbison 1964

"The Tracks of My Tears" Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson
and the Miracles 1965

You'll Sing a Song and I'll Sing a Song Ella Jenkins 1966

Music from the Morning of the World Various artists, recorded by David Lewiston 1966

For the Roses Joni Mitchell 1972

Head Hunters Herbie Hancock 1973

Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
radio broadcasts Ronald Reagan 1976–79

Murmurs of Earth Disc prepared for the Voyager spacecraft compilation produced by Carl Sagan 1977

Thriller Michael Jackson 1982


Shortly after his Carnegie Hall debut, violinist Jascha Heifetz
Jascha Heifetz
made his first recordings for Victor.

Mary Lou Williams
Mary Lou Williams
was a prolific jazz pianist, composer, and arranger.

Winston Churchill's "Sinews of Peace" address originated the term "Iron Curtain."

With Rumble, Link Wray
Link Wray
popularized the power chord.

On June 10, 2009, the following 25 selections were made by the National Recording Preservation Board.[13]

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

"No News, or What Killed the Dog" Nat M. Wills 1908

Acoustic recordings for Victor Talking Machine Company Jascha Heifetz 1917–1924

"Night Life" Mary Lou Williams 1930

Sounds of the ivory-billed woodpecker


Gang Busters


"Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Andrews Sisters 1938

"O Que É Que A Baiana Tem?" Carmen Miranda 1939

Radio coverage of Marian Anderson's recital at the Lincoln Memorial Marian Anderson April 9, 1939

"Tom Dooley" Frank Proffitt 1940

Mary Margaret McBride Mary Margaret McBride
Mary Margaret McBride
and Zora Neale Hurston January 25, 1943

"Uncle Sam Blues" (V-Disc) Oran "Hot Lips" Page, accompanied by Eddie Condon's Jazz Band 1944

"Sinews of Peace" (Iron Curtain) Speech at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri Winston Churchill March 5, 1946

"The Churkendoose" Ray Bolger 1947

"Boogie Chillen'" John Lee Hooker 1948

A Child's Christmas in Wales Dylan Thomas 1952

A Festival of Lessons and Carols as Sung on Christmas Eve in King's College Chapel, Cambridge. King's College Choir; Boris Ord, director 1954

West Side Story Original cast 1957

"Tom Dooley" The Kingston Trio 1958

"Rumble" Link Wray 1958

The Play of Daniel: A Twelfth-Century Drama New York Pro Musica under the direction of Noah Greenberg 1958

"Rank Stranger" The Stanley Brothers 1960

"At Last" Etta James 1961

2000 Years with Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
and Mel Brooks Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
and Mel Brooks 1961

The Who
The Who
Sings My Generation The Who 1966

"He Stopped Loving Her Today" George Jones 1980

2009[edit] On June 23, 2010, the following 25 selections were made by the National Recording Preservation Board.[14]

Little Richard

Bill Cosby

Mississippi John Hurt

Willie Nelson

Patti Smith


Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

"Fon der Choope (From the Wedding)" Abe Elenkrig's Yidishe Orchestra April 4, 1913

"Canal Street Blues" King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band April 5, 1923

Tristan und Isolde, NBC
broadcast Metropolitan Opera, featuring Kirsten Flagstad
Kirsten Flagstad
and Lauritz Melchior March 9, 1935

"When You Wish Upon a Star" Cliff Edwards 1938 (recorded) / 1940 (released)

America's Town Meeting of the Air: "Should Our Ships Convoy Materials to England?" George V. Denny, Jr. (host); Reinhold Niebuhr, John Flynn (guests) May 8, 1941

The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Marine Corps Combat Field Recording Collection, Second Battle of Guam.


"Evangeline Special" and "Love Bridge Waltz" Iry LeJeune 1948

The Little Engine that Could Paul Wing, narrator 1949

Leon Metcalf Collection of recordings of the First People of western Washington State Leon Metcalf 1950–1954

"Tutti Frutti" Little Richard 1955

"Smokestack Lightning" Howlin' Wolf 1956

Gypsy Original cast recording 1959

The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings Bill Evans
Bill Evans
Trio June 25, 1961

" Daisy Bell
Daisy Bell
(Bicycle Built for Two)" Max Mathews 1961

I Started Out as a Child Bill Cosby 1964

Azucar Pa' Ti Eddie Palmieri 1965

Today! Mississippi John Hurt 1966

"Silver Apples of the Moon" Morton Subotnick 1967

Soul Folk in Action The Staple Singers 1968

The Band The Band 1969

"Coal Miner's Daughter" Loretta Lynn 1970

Red Headed Stranger Willie Nelson 1975

Horses Patti Smith 1975

"Radio Free Europe" original Hib-Tone single R.E.M. 1981

"Dear Mama" 2Pac 1995


Ishi, last surviving member of the Yahi tribe

Willis Conover, broadcaster with the Voice of America

Don Van Vliet, better known by the stage name Captain Beefheart

A humpback whale, known for producing whale songs

On April 6, 2011, the following 25 selections were announced.[15]

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

[3] Phonautograms Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville ca. 1853–1861

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" Edward Meeker, accompanied by the Edison Orchestra 1908

Yahi language
Yahi language
cylinder recordings Ishi, last surviving member of the Yahi tribe 1911–1914

"Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground" Blind Willie Johnson 1927

"It's the Girl" The Boswell Sisters
Boswell Sisters
with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 1931

"Mal Hombre" Lydia Mendoza 1934

"Tumbling Tumbleweeds" The Sons of the Pioneers 1934

Talking Union The Almanac Singers 1941

Jazz at the Philharmonic Nat "King" Cole, Les Paul, Buddy Rich, others July 2, 1944

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's "Pope Marcellus Mass" Roger Wagner Chorale 1951

"The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest" Reverend C. L. Franklin 1953

"Tipitina" Professor Longhair 1953

"At Sunset" Mort Sahl 1955

Interviews with jazz musicians for the Voice of America Willis Conover 1956

The Music from Peter Gunn Henry Mancini 1958

United Sacred Harp
Sacred Harp
Musical Convention in Fyffe, Alabama field recordings by Alan Lomax
Alan Lomax
and Shirley Collins 1959

Blind Joe Death John Fahey 1959, 1964, 1967

"Stand by Your Man" Tammy Wynette 1968

Trout Mask Replica Captain Beefheart
Captain Beefheart
and His Magic Band 1969

Songs of the Humpback Whale Frank Watlington, Roger Payne, and others 1970

"Let's Stay Together" Al Green 1971

"Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land)" (George Crumb) New York Strings Quartet 1972

Aja Steely Dan 1977

Strategy and Instructional Tapes Newt Gingrich, others 1986–1994

3 Feet High and Rising De La Soul 1989

2011[edit] On May 23, 2012, the following 25 selections were made by the National Recording Preservation Board.[16]

Lillian Russell

Leonard Bernstein

Bo Diddley

Dolly Parton

Grateful Dead

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

Edison Talking Doll cylinder

November 1888

"Come Down Ma Evenin' Star" Lillian Russell 1912

"Ten Cents A Dance" Ruth Etting 1930

Voices from the Days of Slavery Various 1932–1975

"I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" Patsy Montana 1935

"Fascinating Rhythm" Sol Hoʻopiʻi 1938

"Artistry In Rhythm" Stan Kenton 1943

New York Philharmonic
New York Philharmonic
debut of Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein November 14, 1943

Hottest Women's Band of the 1940s International Sweethearts of Rhythm 1944–1946 (released 1984)

[4]"Hula Medley" Gabby Pahinui 1947

Indians for Indians (Hour) Don Whistler March 25, 1947

I Can Hear It Now: 1933-1945 Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
and Fred W. Friendly 1948

"Let's Go Out to the Programs" The Dixie Hummingbirds 1953

Also Sprach Zarathustra Fritz Reiner
Fritz Reiner
and the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra 1954, 1958

"Bo Diddley"/ "I'm a Man" Bo Diddley 1955

"Green Onions" Booker T. & The M.G.'s 1962

A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi Trio 1965

Forever Changes Love 1967

The Continental Harmony: The Gregg Smith Singers Perform Music of William Billings The Gregg Smith Singers 1969

"Coat of Many Colors" Dolly Parton 1971

Mothership Connection Parliament 1975

Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University[17] Grateful Dead 1977

"I Feel Love" Donna Summer 1977

"Rapper's Delight" Sugarhill Gang 1979

Purple Rain Prince and The Revolution 1984


Will Rogers

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ornette Coleman

Big Brother and the Holding Company

Pink Floyd

On March 21, 2013, the following 25 selections were announced.[15]

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

"After You've Gone" Marion Harris 1918

[5]"Bacon, Beans and Limousines" Will Rogers October 18, 1931

"Begin the Beguine" Artie Shaw 1938

"You Are My Sunshine" Jimmie Davis 1940

Radio Broadcast George Hicks June 5–6, 1944

"Just Because" Frank Yankovic
Frank Yankovic
& His Yanks 1947

South Pacific Original Cast Recording Original Cast 1949

Descargas: Cuban Jam Sessions in Miniature Cachao 1957

Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 Van Cliburn April 11, 1958

President's Message Relayed from Atlas Satellite Dwight D. Eisenhower December 19, 1958

[6]A Program of Song Leontyne Price 1959

The Shape of Jazz to Come Ornette Coleman 1959

"Crossing Chilly Jordan" Blackwood Brothers 1960

"The Twist" Chubby Checker 1960

Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson, others 1960–1962

Hoodoo Man Blues Junior Wells' Chicago
Blues Band feat. Buddy Guy 1965

Sounds of Silence Simon & Garfunkel 1966

Cheap Thrills Big Brother and the Holding Company 1968

The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd 1973

Music Time In Africa Leo Sarkisian July 29, 1973

The Wild Tchoupitoulas The Wild Tchoupitoulas 1976

Ramones Ramones 1976

Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack The Bee Gees, et al. 1977

Einstein On The Beach Philip Glass
Philip Glass
and Robert Wilson 1979

The Audience With Betty Carter Betty Carter 1980


Louis Jordan

The Everly Brothers

Lyndon B. Johnson

Isaac Hayes

Larry Norman


On April 2, 2014, the following 25 selections were announced.[18][19]

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

"The Laughing Song" George W. Johnson c.1896

"They Didn’t Believe Me" Harry Macdonough
Harry Macdonough
and Alice Green 1915

"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" (Two Versions) Bing Crosby and Rudy Vallee 1932

Recordings of Kwakwaka’wakw Chief Dan Cranmer Franz Boas and George Herzog 1938

"Were You There" Roland Hayes 1940

"Sammy Goes to the Army" The Goldbergs July 9, 1942

"Caldonia" Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan
and His Tympany Five 1945

"Dust My Broom" Elmore James 1951

A Night of Birdland (Vols. 1 & 2) Art Blakey 1954

"When I Stop Dreaming" The Louvin Brothers 1955

"Cathy's Clown" The Everly Brothers 1960

Texas Sharecropper and Songster Mance Lipscomb 1960

The First Family Vaughn Meader 1962

Lawrence Ritter's Interviews with Baseball Pioneers of the Late 19th and Early 20th Century Lawrence Ritter 1962-1966

Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969

Carnegie Hall Concert with Buck Owens
Buck Owens
and His Buckaroos Buck Owens
Buck Owens
and His Buckaroos 1966

"Fortunate Son" Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969

Shaft Isaac Hayes 1971

Only Visiting This Planet Larry Norman 1972

[7]Celia & Johnny Celia Cruz
Celia Cruz
and Johnny Pacheco 1974

Copland Conducts Copland: Appalachian Spring Aaron Copland 1974

Heart Like a Wheel Linda Ronstadt 1974

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Original Cast Recording Original Cast 1979

The Joshua Tree U2 1987

"Hallelujah" Jeff Buckley 1994

2014[edit] On March 25, 2015, the following 25 selections were announced.[20]

Johnny Mercer

Joan Baez

The Doors

Sly and the Family Stone

Steve Martin

Lauryn Hill

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

The Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings at University of California, Santa Barbara Library University of California, Santa Barbara 1890-1910

The Benjamin Ives Gilman
Benjamin Ives Gilman
Collection, recorded at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago Benjamin Ives Gilman 1893

[8]"The Boys of the Lough"/"The Humours of Ennistymon" Michael Coleman 1922

"That Black Snake Moan"/ "Matchbox Blues" Blind Lemon Jefferson 1928

[9]"Sorry, Wrong Number" (episode of Suspense radio series) Suspense May 25, 1943

"Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" Johnny Mercer 1944

Radio Coverage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Funeral Arthur Godfrey, et al. April 14, 1945

Kiss Me, Kate Original Cast Recording Original Cast 1949

John Brown's Body Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey; directed by Charles Laughton 1953

"My Funny Valentine" The Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan
Quartet featuring Chet Baker 1953

"Sixteen Tons" Tennessee Ernie Ford 1955

"Mary Don't You Weep" The Swan Silvertones 1959

Joan Baez Joan Baez 1960

"Stand By Me" Ben E. King 1961

New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band 1964

"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" The Righteous Brothers 1964

The Doors The Doors 1967

Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleagues Lincoln Mayorga 1968

Stand! Sly and the Family Stone 1969

A Wild and Crazy Guy Steve Martin 1978

Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites Various 1995

OK Computer Radiohead 1997

Songs of the Old Regular Baptists Various 1997

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill 1998

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor; Joan Tower, composer 1999


Peerless Quartet

George Marshall

Wilt Chamberlain

Merle Haggard

George Carlin

Gloria Gaynor

On March 23, 2016, the following 25 selections were announced.[21]

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

"Let Me Call You Sweetheart" Peerless Quartet 1911

"Wild Cat Blues" Clarence Williams' Blue Five 1923

"Statesboro Blues" Blind Willie McTell 1928

"Bonaparte's Retreat" W.H. Stepp 1937

"Decoration Day Parade"[22] Vic and Sade May 28, 1937[23]

Mahler Symphony No. 9 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Bruno Walter, conductor 1938

Carousel of American Music George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Arthur Freed, Shelton Brooks, Hoagy Carmichael, others September 24, 1940

The Marshall Plan Speech George C. Marshall June 5, 1947 copy

"A Garage in Gainesville" and "Execution Awaited" Destination Freedom September 25 and October 2, 1949

A Streetcar Named Desire soundtrack Alex North 1951

"Cry Me a River" Julie London 1955

"Mack the Knife" (Two Versions) Louis Armstrong and Bobby Darin 1956 and 1959

Fourth-quarter radio coverage of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game Bill Campbell, announcer March 2, 1962

A Love Supreme John Coltrane 1964

It's My Way! Buffy Sainte-Marie 1964

"Where Did Our Love Go" The Supremes 1964

"People Get Ready" The Impressions 1965

"Mama Tried" Merle Haggard 1968

Abraxas Santana 1970

Class Clown George Carlin 1972

[10]Robert and Clara Schumann Complete Piano Trios Beaux Arts Trio 1972

"Piano Man" Billy Joel 1973

[11]Bogalusa Boogie Clifton Chenier 1976

"I Will Survive" Gloria Gaynor 1978

Master of Puppets Metallica 1986


Judy Garland

Vin Scully

Barbra Streisand

David Bowie

Richard Pryor

Talking Heads

On March 29, 2017, the following 25 selections were announced.[24]

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

1888 London cylinder recordings of Col. George Gouraud George Gouraud 1888

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" (Two Versions) Manhattan Harmony Four and Melba Moore
Melba Moore
& Friends 1923 and 1990

"Puttin' On the Ritz" Harry Richman 1929

"Over the Rainbow" Judy Garland 1939

"I'll Fly Away" The Chuck Wagon Gang 1948

"Hound Dog" Big Mama Thornton 1952

Saxophone Colossus Sonny Rollins 1956

New York Giants vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers
final game commentary Vin Scully September 8, 1957

Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Marty Robbins 1959

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery 1960

People Barbra Streisand 1964

"In the Midnight Hour" Wilson Pickett 1965

"Amazing Grace" Judy Collins 1970

All Things Considered first episode National Public Radio May 3, 1971

"American Pie" Don McLean 1971

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars David Bowie 1972

The Wiz Original Cast Recording Original Broadway Cast 1975

Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) Eagles 1976

Scott Joplin's Treemonisha Gunther Schuller, arr. 1976

Wanted: Live in Concert Richard Pryor 1978

"We Are Family" Sister Sledge 1979

Remain in Light Talking Heads 1980

Straight Outta Compton N.W.A 1988

Rachmaninoff’s Vespers (All-Night Vigil) The Robert Shaw Festival Singers 1990

Signatures Renée Fleming 1997


The Ink Spots

Tony Bennett

Fleetwood Mac

Yo-Yo Ma

On March 21, 2018, the following 25 selections were announced.[25]

Recording or collection Performer or agent Year National Archives

“Dream Melody Intermezzo: Naughty Marietta" Victor Herbert
Victor Herbert
and his Orchestra 1911

Standing Rock Preservation Recordings George Herzog and Members of the Yanktoni Tribe 1928

"Lamento Borincano" written by Rafael Hernández Marín performed by Canario y Su Grupo (including Davilita on lead vocals) 1930

"Sitting on Top of the World" Mississippi Sheiks 1930

The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas Artur Schnabel 1932-1935

"If I Didn't Care" The Ink Spots 1939

Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on International Organization


Folk Songs of the Hills Merle Travis 1946

"How I Got Over" Clara Ward and the Ward Singers 1950

"(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" Bill Haley & His Comets 1954

Calypso Harry Belafonte 1956

"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" Tony Bennett 1962

"My Girl" The Temptations 1964

King Biscuit Time Sonny Boy Williamson II
Sonny Boy Williamson II
and others 1965

The Sound of Music soundtrack Various 1965

"Alice's Restaurant Massacree" Arlo Guthrie 1967

New Sounds in Electronic Music Steve Reich, Richard Maxfield, Pauline Oliveros 1967

An Evening with Groucho Groucho Marx 1972

Rumours Fleetwood Mac 1977

"The Gambler" Kenny Rogers 1978

"Le Freak" Chic 1978

"Footloose" Kenny Loggins 1984

Raising Hell Run-DMC 1986

"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
and Miami Sound Machine 1987

Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
Premieres: Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
& the Philadelphia Orchestra
Philadelphia Orchestra
performing Christopher Rouse, Leon Kirchner, and Richard Danielpour 1996

Statistics[edit] As of 2014[update], the oldest recording on the list is Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville's Phonautograms
which date back to 1853. The most recent is Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman by Joan Tower, performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
under the direction of Marin Alsop, which was released in 1999.[26] Selections vary widely in duration. Both the early Edison recordings and the instrumental "Rumble" by Link Wray
Link Wray
clock in at under three minutes; the Edison Talking Doll cylinder is only 17 seconds long. Meanwhile, Georg Solti's recording of Wagner's complete Ring Cycle
Ring Cycle
is approximately 15 hours in duration and Alexander Scourby's recitation of the King James Bible
King James Bible
is over 80 hours in length.[26] See also[edit]

Music portal

National Film Registry Sounds of Australia Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


A The original 25 recordings from July 24, 1933 and July 28, 1934 are preserved at the Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York.[27]


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National Recording Registry
Criteria". The Library of Congress. November 3, 2006. Retrieved February 9, 2007.  ^ a b c "The National Recording Registry
National Recording Registry
2002". The Library of Congress. December 6, 2006. Retrieved February 9, 2007.  ^ "Edison cylinders chosen for National Recording Registry". Edison National Historic Site. National Park Service. December 22, 2004. Archived from the original on February 7, 2007. Retrieved March 7, 2007.  ^ a b c "The National Recording Registry
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External links[edit]

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