Library of Congress Creates National Jukebox

By , May 19, 2011 8:15 am

The Library of Congress and Sony Music Entertainment have teamed up to make more than 10,000 rare sound recordings available on-line. The jukebox offers free access to music and spoken-word recordings produced in the United States between 1901 and 1925.

“This amazing collection is a chance to hear history,” said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.
“This collection includes popular music, dance music, opera, early jazz, famous speeches, poetry and humor. It is what our grandparents and great-grandparents listened to, danced to, sang along with. This brings online one of the most explosively creative periods in American culture and music and one of the finest additions to the Library’s American Memory materials.”

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