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Program National Recording Preservation Board

About This Program

Each year since 2002, the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) and members of the public have nominated recordings to the National Recording Registry. The depth and breadth of nominations received highlights the richness of the nations'' audio legacy and underscores the importance of assuring the long-term preservation of that legacy for future generations.

This Month's Question

Poet Robert Frost’s recitation of his poem “The Gift Outright” is part of this recording that was added to the Registry in 2003. What is it?

The Inauguration of JFK from 1961

National Recording Preservation Plan

A collaborative online resource to collect, vet, and disseminate knowledge and best practices in the field of recorded sound preservation.

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