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US project to preserve sounds of history

US Library of Congress launches project to preserve, catalogue and digitise country's oldest audio recordings.

Last updated: 04 May 2014 16:15
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They are the sounds of a generation - the recorded history of a nation. But there is a danger some of it could be lost for ever.

The US Library of Congress has embarked on a massive project to preserve, catalogue and digitise some of the oldest recordings in the world, ranging from music to political  speeches.

Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Virginia.

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