National Recording Registry – What Would You Add?

Yesterday, Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington added 25 new sound recordings to the Library’s National Recording Registry. Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian, with advice from the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board, is tasked with selecting 25 recordings every year that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” […]

The Music Division Goes to Eleven

Our colleagues at In Custodia Legis recently shared a list of the ten most viewed pages at the Law Library of Congress.  We in the Music Division give you the eleven most viewed individual items (not including presentation pages) from the Performing Arts Encyclopedia for the month of February. Thanks to Elizabeth Fulford Miller, Library […]

Pic of the Week: You’re Invited Edition

This week’s featured image is a charming collage assembled to honor today’s birthday celebrant. Russian Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff was born on this day in 1873. This hand-made birthday invitation was donated by Oxana Siloti, a relative of the maestro. The Music Division is home to the Sergei Rachmaninoff Archive, forty-two feet of shelf space which includes […]