The National Jukebox

National Jukebox: Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress

The National Jukebox is a project of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. The goal of the Jukebox is to present to the widest audience possible early commercial sound recordings, offering a broad range of historical and cultural documents as a contribution to education and lifelong learning.

These selections are presented as part of the record of the past. They are historical documents which reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Library of Congress does not endorse the views expressed in these recordings, which may contain content offensive to users.

Quickest entry point: Jukebox Day by Day

Update: Think mashups are new? Listen to this.

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  1. This is a credit to those librarians who put this together. It’s so well done on every level. It’s a glimpse into our past, a resource and a treasure. I’ve said before how, before the web, I used to use libraries to source old music…now it’s easy.

    There were also a lot of good lyrics back in those days.

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