The Library of Congress Online Catalog contains information about recordings cataloged by the Library from 1951 to the present. These recordings are held in the
Library and include mostly commercial and some archival recordings, popular and classical music, the spoken word, and an increasing
number of radio broadcasts. Searchable by name, album title, song title, subject or genre (LCSH and other sources), label name and number, shelf number, and keyword, the online catalog is the best place to locate more
recent commercial music and spoken recordings, particularly compact discs and LPs. It contains data for selected archival
collections, including the Library's recordings of its own musical performances, poetry readings, and literary and theatrical
events and Columbia University's Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum Collection, which features unique recordings of such notable
American women as Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), Jane Addams (1860-1935), Willa Cather (1873-1947), and Amelia Earhart (1897-1937).
The catalog is also available through the Library's Web site at <http://www.loc.gov>.