May 23, 2022

Public Domain: Highlights of Material Published/Released in 1923 Accessible via The Internet Archive

A new (and superb) Internet Archive blog post by Alexis Rossi includes direct links to some selected music, texts, films, and more published/released in 1923, now in the public domain, and available via from the IA.

Rossi writes:

But why are we focusing on 1923? Because for the first time in 20 years, new works are entering the public domain in the United States. And those works were all published in, you guessed it, 1923.

Along with the highlights the post also includes a link to 20,000 texts from 1923 available via The Internet Archive.


Direct to Complete Blog Post: A Public Peek into 1923

See Also: An Interesting and Useful Look at of Some of the Books, Films, and Music Entering the U.S. Public Domain on January 1, 2019 (December 26, 2018)

See Also: 1923 Publications (via HathiTrust)

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