Top of page

Category: Recorded Sound

A view looking past a digital display screen towards the doors of an indoor theater, with

The White House Record Library–in the Library of Congress?

Posted by: Laura Jenemann

In 1969, the Recording Industry Association of America offered to donate a collection of recordings to the White House “reflecting the wide range of American interest in recorded music, as well as drama, prose and poetry” (White House Historical Association, 1973). This donation resulted in the White House Record Library, a collection of approximately 2,000 …

A view looking past a digital display screen towards the doors of an indoor theater, with

Good Times Are Here!: New to the National Jukebox

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by David Gibson and David Sager of the Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress. Since its initial launch in 2011, the National Jukebox has provided researchers the ability to stream thousands of acoustic sound recordings from the very earliest days of the commercial record industry. As the …