Public Domain Day 2023
Happy New Year! January 1 is Public Domain Day in the United States. On the first day of the year 2023, US copyrights expire for works produced in the year 1927 and these materials enter the public domain. In celebration of Public Domain Day, here is a list of some of the materials in the Distinctive Collections that are now available in our Digital Library.
Famous Media from 1927
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes the final set of 12 Sherlock Holmes short stories by British author Arthur Conan Doyle
To the Lighthouse a philosophical novel by Virginia Woolf set in early 20th century Scotland
Metropolis a German expressionist sci-fi film direct by Fritz Lang and written by Thea von Harbou, based on his novels by the same name
Music by the jazz studio group Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven from the Okeh Records recording session