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The National Broadcasting Company at the Library of Congress

NBC Radio Collections

NBC radio broadcasts are held by the Recorded Sound Section of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. In addition to recordings of radio broadcasts, the Recorded Sound Section also holds manuscript materials that provide historical context for the audio portion of the collection. These materials include business papers, printed memorabilia, network histories, audience mail, statistics, charts, maps, log books, and program information.

Both the radio broadcast recordings and the archival materials are available for research in the Recorded Sound Research Center. Explore this guide to learn more about the radio broadcasts and manuscript materials.

Now Online from the National Screening Room

Learn about how the NBC radio networks brought music, entertainment, sports, education, news, and more into homes all over the country in this short film from 1948, which includes a glimpse into "Radio City" at the Rockefeller Center in New York City, scenes of rehearsals and broadcasts as well as of NBC employees at work in various departments, and historical footage of major events that NBC has reported on since its inception in 1926. This film is available in a new digital collection, the National Screening Room.