The Library of Congress has been working to preserve historic audio recordings through its National Recording Registry.
Grammy Awards are usually given to recording artists and musicians, but an unlikely local institution was recently honored with the Award.
Libraries are usually known for being havens of quietude, so it might seem unusual that one would be given a Grammy Award. But the Library of Congress is no ordinary house of books.
Over the past decade, the research library has been working to preserve historic audio recordings through its National Recording Registry. The Recording Academy presented its Grammys on the Hill Award to the library in honor of its efforts.
The music group's chief Washington lobbyist Daryl Friedman says the library's registry has raised the profile of great American recordings.