The Library of Congress > American Memory
banner image
return to home page table of contents about the guide abbreviations search banner image

Recorded Sound Section--Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division


Library of Congress Catalogs and Finding Aids
LC Online Catalog
arrow graphicSONIC
Card Catalog Supplement
Copyright Office Online Catalog
National and International Catalogs
Reference Works





Sound ONline Inventory and Catalog

SONIC (Sound ONline Inventory and Catalog), contains information about recordings cataloged by the Library from the 1980s to the present. There is very little overlap between the holdings listed here and those found through the Library of Congress Online Catalog. There are commercial and archival recordings, strong holdings of radio broadcasts, popular music, test pressings, and the spoken word. Searchable by name, album title, program title, song title, subject or genre (LCSH and other sources), date, label name and number, shelf number, and keyword, SONIC is the best place to locate radio shows, archival collections, 78- and 45-rpm discs, and cassettes submitted for copyright. It contains more than 375,000 bibliographic records and provides access to dozens of archival collections, including the NBC Radio Collection; Meet the Press; National Press Club luncheon speeches; former members of Congress oral histories; the Marine Corps Combat Recordings Collection—which contains fascinating material on World War II-women marines, including interviews; and the Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection. SONIC is available on the Web via the Recorded Sound Reference Center's Web site or the Library's online catalog.

red line
Home Table of Contents About the Guide Abbreviations Search
The Library of Congress> > American Memory