The Librarian of Congress invites you to submit your recommendations for recordings to be included on the National Recording Registry.

Public nominations play a key role when the Librarian and Recording Preservation Board are considering their final selections.

To be eligible for the Registry, a recording must be at least 10 years old and be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States.”

More information on the Registry is available here. Not sure what to nominate? View the complete list of recordings already named to the registry.  If you have a question about the Registry selection process, please email

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