Government Resources · Pictures, Images, Sound & Video

American Memory
Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. These collections from the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America. Includes several hundred early motion pictures, Jazz on the Screen, and Moving Image Collections.
Government Resources · Libraries
Find digitized images, video, audio, multimedia resources and more from the nation's libraries.
Journeys and Crossings
Offers webcasts on a variety of subjects with personal insights by Library of Congress subject specialists and online conversations.
Library of Congress - Exhibitions : Past & Present
Presents past and present collections of treasures from the Library of Congress.
Library of Congress - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
Provides access through group or item records to about 75% of the Division's holdings, as well as to some images found in other units of the Library of Congress. Many of the catalog records are accompanied by digital images--about 1.2 million digital images in all.
Library of Congress - Webcasts
Provides webcasts on a variety of subjects and people by the Library of Congress.
Library of Congress - YouTube
Find timeless treasures and contemporary presentations from the Library of Congress. Includes the earliest films by Thomas Edison, Westinghouse "Industrial" films from 1904, curator presentations of "Journeys and Crossings," and the "Books and Beyond" author series.
Sound ONline Inventory and Catalog (SONIC)
Contains information about recordings cataloged by the Library of Congress from the 1980s to the present. Includes commercial and archival recordings, radio broadcasts, popular music, test pressings, and the spoken word. 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, and the Marine Corps Combat Recordings Collection.
One of the largest oral history projects of its kind, people interview family and friends to record and preserve the stories of someone important to them. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress. Listen to any of the hundreds of stories recorded, drawn from conversations between more than 50,000 participants in all 50 states.
Veterans History Project
Contains select full-text interviews with U.S. veterans from WWI through the Gulf War. Also includes a catalog listing all interviews maintained by the Library Of Congress and tips for conducting an interview with a veteran.