Public Domain Day: "The Charleston — Soundtrack of a Decade"


Location: 231A,B,C Hesburgh Library


The Roaring Twenties are still epitomized by this one tune and dance (the Charleston) that swept the nation and hit the charts in 1924. The Charleston’s sound recordings will enter the public domain in 2024 and are now available to use.

Join the Hesburgh Libraries Copyright Team as we continue our celebration of Public Domain Day with a talk on the music that became the soundtrack of a decade. Learn how you can update the tune using Audacity and also learn the steps to this famous dance.

Presented by Tiffany Gillaspy, Music Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries

Open to undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.


About Public Domain Day

The public domain covers works not protected by copyright.

Public Domain Day happens on January 1 of each year when new works enter the public domain. It’s a day to celebrate the lives of authors whose works have finally become available to the world to access and use freely. Join us for a series of events celebrating Public Domain Day.

View all events in this series.