Library of Congress National Recording Registry 2015

Library of Congress National Recording Registry list 2015


Each year the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) selects 25 recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and are at least 10 years old. Quality copies of these recordings are then processed for preservation by the National Recording Preservation Board.

The selections for the 2015 registry bring the total number of recordings on the registry to 450, only a minuscule portion of the Library's vast recorded-sound collection of more than 3 million items. This year’s selections span the years 1911-1986, and include a wide range of significant audio recordings. Radio coverage of Wilt Chamberlains famous 100 point game, Clifton Chenier’s zydeco, Buffy Sainte-Marie, George Carlin and even Metallica are represented here. To find out more, visit the NRPB page here.


The Urbana Free Library holds works by many artists and copies of specific titles listed on the 2015 registry. Check out this list to see more!