• Inquiry Form - Performing Arts - Ask a Librarian (Library of Congress)

    Ask a librarian: An online reference service from the Library of Congress that allows researchers to submit reference questions to Library of Congress reading rooms and receive expert research assistance (within 5 business days.)

    • Contributor: Mendel, Edward - Weger, August - Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix - Moss, George H. - Lewis, Robert Hall - Macdowell, Edward - Luboff, Norman - Page, Ruth - Huber, William - Zemlinsky, Alexander
    • Date: 1847
  • Charles Wellington Reed Papers: Clippings, 1863-1926, undated

    • Contributor: Reed, Charles Wellington
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1862

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  • Papers from the Isabelle Sayers collection, circa 1886-1980

    Paper and photographic materials created and gathered by Isabelle S. Sayers as she assembled her collection of early recordings and audio equipment.

    • Contributor: Sayers, Isabelle S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Mabel Hubbard Bell, June 8, 1880

    • Contributor: Bell, Alexander Graham - Fairchild, Marian Bell - Bell, Mabel Hubbard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1880-06-08

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  • Emile Berliner collection, 1871-1965

    Unpublished and published textual materials, photographs, sound recordings, scrapbooks, artifacts, and a motion picture documenting the life and work of the German-born immigrant to America who invented the gramophone, the flat disc recording, the radio microphone, acoustic tile, and an early version of the helicopter. Included are unpublished and experimental gramophone records dating from the 1890s, some of them featuring the voices of Berliner ...

    • Contributor: Berliner, Emile
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Charles Wellington Reed Papers: Grant, Ulysses S., drawing of, undated

    • Contributor: Reed, Charles Wellington
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1862

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  • Charles Wellington Reed Papers: Correspondence; 1849-1854

    • Contributor: Reed, Charles Wellington
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1862

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  • Letter from Uriah W. Oblinger to Green B. Raum, April 21, 1890

    • Contributor: Raum, Green B. - Oblinger, Uriah W. (Uriah Wesley)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1890-04-21
  • Letter from Jonathan Jennings to David G. Mitchell

    • Contributor: Jennings, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1812-05-27
  • Charles Wellington Reed Papers: Articles, undated

    • Contributor: Reed, Charles Wellington
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1862

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  • Journal by Mabel Hubbard Bell, from October 25, 1884 to November 21, 1886

    • Contributor: Bell, Alexander Melville - Bell, Alexander Graham - Fairchild, Marian Bell - Bell, Mabel Hubbard - Gallaudet, Edward M. - Bell, Grace Hubbard - Grosvenor, Elsie Bell - Hubbard, Gardiner Greene - Hubbard, Gertrude Mccurdy - Grossman, Gertrude Hubbard - Grossman, Maurice - Bell, Roberta Hubbard - True, Mary - Newcomb, Simon
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1884-10-25

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  • Letter from William F. Channing to Gardiner Greene Hubbard, May 31, 1877

    • Contributor: Hubbard, Gardiner Greene - Channing, William F.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1877-05-31

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  • Letter from Levi Wells to Isaac Gwathmey

    • Contributor: Wells, Levi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1812-10-21
  • Mary Virginia Foreman Le Garrec collection of Artur Schnabel materials, 1893-1996

    Artur Schnabel was an Austrian-born American pianist, pedagogue, and composer. Mary Virginia Foreman Le Garrec was Schnabel's student and confidante. The collection includes holograph manuscript and published music scores by Schnabel as well as published scores by other composers, some of which contain annotations in the hands of Schnabel, Le Garrec, and others. In addition, the collection contains correspondence; writings by both Schnabel and ...

    • Contributor: Le Garrec, Mary Virginia Foreman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Charles Wellington Reed Papers: Correspondence; 1862, May-Dec.

    • Contributor: Reed, Charles Wellington
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1862

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  • Fritz Kreisler collection, 1845-1969

    Fritz Kreisler was an Austrian-born American violinist and composer. The collection contains Kreisler's original compositions in sketch, manuscript (including holographs), and printed form. In addition, it contains manuscript and heavily annotated printed copies of Kreisler's transcriptions of other composers' music. It also contains correspondence, financial and legal documents, programs, clippings, writings, photographs, awards and honors. The collection includes the papers of Kreisler's biographer Louis ...

    • Contributor: Kreisler, Fritz - Lochner, Louis Paul
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Letter from Alexander Melville Bell to Alexander Graham Bell, March 26, 1878

    • Contributor: Bell, Alexander Melville - Bell, Alexander Graham
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1878-03-26

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  • Charles Wellington Reed Papers: Correspondence; Undated and fragments

    • Contributor: Reed, Charles Wellington
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1862

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  • Catalog Record

    Ernest Bloch collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Composer, violinist, conductor, and photographer Ernest Bloch was born on July 24, 1880, in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1894 he began the study of music theory and composition with Emile Jacques-Dalcroze at the Geneva Conservatory of Music, who advised him to continue violin instruction under Louis Etienne-Reyer at the same institution. He studied violin under Franz Schörg of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Belgium, in ...

    • Contributor: Bloch, Ernest
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1888
  • Letter from Uriah W. Oblinger to Mattie V. Oblinger and Ella Oblinger, December 15, 1872

    • Contributor: Oblinger, Mattie V. (Martha Virginia Thomas) - Roesch, Ella (Ella Ermina Oblinger) - Oblinger, Uriah W. (Uriah Wesley)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1872-12-15
  • Herman Langinger music publishing files, 1889-1972

    Herman Langinger was a music engraver, printer, and editor for New Music Society of California and other influential music publishers. The collection contains pre-publication and published music materials, including annotated manuscript and holograph scores and proof copies, as well as correspondence with composers and publishing associates. It also includes a comprehensive run of published editions from New Music and various editions from other publishers ...

    • Contributor: Langinger, Herman - Cage, John - Castelnuovo Tedesco, Mario - Chávez, Carlos - Cowell, Henry - Ives, Charles - Ruggles, Carl - Schoenberg, Arnold - Toch, Ernst - Varèse, Edgard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Carrie Jacobs-Bond collection, circa 1896-circa 1944

    The Carrie Jacobs-Bond Collection consists of music manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other materials relating to the personal and professional life of American sentimental song composer Carrie Jacobs-Bond. The collection contains 37 music manuscripts (18 holographs), poetic and prose sketches, and typescripts of children's books and scripts. It includes correspondence, principally in the form of greeting cards, including one from the publisher Gustave Schirmer, a ...

    • Contributor: Jacobs Bond, Carrie
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ferde Grofé collection, 1890-1960

    Ferde Grofé was an American composer, arranger, conductor and pianist. The collection primarily consists of music manuscript compositions and arrangements, including holograph and copyist scores and parts of Grofé's original compositions, holograph scores and parts for arrangements by Grofé and others that were performed by Grofé's band, and works for symphonic orchestra. In addition, the collection includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, scrapbooks and scripts.

    • Contributor: Grofé, Ferde - Whiteman, Paul - Grofé, Ferde
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Alexander Melville Bell, Eliza Symonds Bell, Carrie Bell, October 20, 1874

    • Contributor: Bell, Alexander Melville - Bell, Alexander Graham - Bell, Eliza Symonds - Bell, Carrie - Sanders, Thomas - Hubbard, Gardiner Greene
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1874-10-20

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  • Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry: Home Page

    The Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Title Index | Subject Index | Series Index | Name Index | Recordings Emile Berliner

    • Contributor: Berliner, Emile
    • Date: 1871