National Recording Registry “Like a National iPod”

Did you happen to catch the “CBS Evening News” last night?  They featured the latest audio recordings the Library has added to the National Recording Registry, which features everything from Jiminy Cricket and Little Richard to Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Tupac Shakur and a World War II battle.

As Katie Couric might say, Anthony Mason has the story.

As the story mentions, while the Librarian of Congress makes the final selection, anybody can nominate a recording. The criteria and instructions can be found here.

(The headline refers to a line in Mason’s story.)

Sound and Memory

The Librarian of Congress today named 25 new entries to the National Recording Registry, a designation given to recordings that are culturally, historically or aesthetically significant and at least 10 years old.  This year’s entries bring the total to 300 and include recordings made famous by a range of artists from Tupac Shakur, Little Richard […]

Taking the Waters in La Bella Italia

The Library of Congress’ Flickr page has just put up 100 photocrom images of Italy (chiefly the charming northern lake regions), popular tourism destinations back in the Victorian and Edwardian eras and still popular today.  Soon, 400 images of Italy will be on the site. Take a mental stroll around the beautiful Lake Como; be […]

Come Laugh With Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here

Beloved comedian Bob Hope’s legacy has gotten new legs with the opening of the Library of Congress exhibition “Hope for America: Performers, Politics & Pop Culture.” An online preview is available here. “Hope for America” explores the special relationship between comedians and politicians and the way it changed in the century that encompassed Hope’s life and […]