heraldtribune.com: Southwest Florida's Information Leader Library of Congress Starts Sound RegistryBy CARL HARTMANAssociated Press WriterClose your eyes and just listen.There's President Theodore Roosevelt denouncing corporate swindles. Robert Frost reading his poetry. Buffalo Bill Cody urging war with Spain over Cuba.They are joined by 2.5 million other voices - some famous, some not - and sounds - the huffing and puffing of a steam locomotive is one - preserved at the Library of Congress.On Monday, Librarian of Congress James Billington was announcing the first 50 sounds to be entered in a National Recording Registry. It seeks to ensure even greater protection for some of the most notable songs, speeches and other utterances.
[By way of...The Shifted Librarian]