Digital Library of Congress may soon be up for everyone

CULPEPER, Va. (CNN) — When the Library of Congress comes to mind, you probably don’t think of movies, TV shows or old-school vinyl.

But every year, media from decades past are making their way into the digital archives of the library’s National Recording Registry.

The list is extensive: From U2 and Creedence Clearwater Revival to the original film stock of “Star Wars” and the pilot episode of “The Waltons.”

Curators and engineers comb through records that date as far back as the late 1800s and convert them into digital formats.

A library spokesperson says the next step is to make the material available to everyone online.

More than 10,000 historic audio records are already available through the Library of Congress’ National Jukebox Project.

You can check out playlists online. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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