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The National Jukebox: Time to Take Another Look at the Library of Congress Website!

May 21, 2011

For those of you who are interested in the music of history [or the history of music!], the Library of Congress has created something they’re calling The National Jukebox. According to the website, “The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.”  The Jukebox website could be used in a variety of ways in history and music courses.

Check out one of their recordings here: The website also provides an interactive Victrola Book of the Opera, which I found very interesting.When you’re in the Library of Congress website, don’t forget to check out the Digital Collections and Services, which offers access to “print, pictorial and other audio-visual collections.”

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