What do Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin, Sesame Street, and Old Regular Baptists have in common? All of them have recordings named by the Library of Congress as American treasures. But one selection has a common connection to Berea College.
James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, recently announced the latest list of recordings to be added to the library’s National Recording Registry. Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 sound recordings—which are at least 10 years old—that are recognized for their cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation’s audio legacy. “By preserving these recordings, we safeguard the words, sounds and music that embody who we are as a people and a nation,” Billington said. Continue reading Significant Recording at the Library of Congress Originated by Chance Meeting at Berea College →