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The National Jukebox


Brassica Oleracea
Staff member
Well, if we're talking about the nation I live in ....

This was mentioned in another thread by clarnibass, but I wanted to mention the website here and note the fact that it's been revamped a bit. Recordings are from 1901, at the earliest, it seems.

Oh. I just noticed this:

WARNING: These historical recordings may contain offensive or inappropriate language.

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 They are historical documents which reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times.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.