Home Music. Radio broadcasts. Speeches. Spoken word. Oral histories. Poetry. The National Recording Preservation Foundation is mandated by an act of Congress to help find, preserve and make accessible the recorded history of the United States. The NRPF is an independent, non-profit charitable corporation that, with your help and that of other donors, offers grants and assistance to the nation’s archives, libraries, cultural institutions and others who are committed to preserving… the Sound of America.