For a guide to "An American Ballroom Companion," visit the Learning Page's companion "Collection Connection." Not only will you find helpful links to the highlights of "An American Ballroom," you will also have an opportunity to work through several activities associated with these materials. These activities from the Learning Page are a great way to introduce younger users to the fascinating resources in American Memory, a Web site of nearly 8 million items from the collections of the Library of Congress.
A. "The Dancing-master: or, The Art of Dancing Explained ... In Two Parts ... The Whole Containing Sixty Figures Drawn from the Life, and Curiously Engraved on Copper Plates. Done from the French of Monsieur Rameau, by J. Essex ... London, 1728. Music Division. Reproduction information: Call No.: GV1590 .R4; digital ID musdi 143 urn:hdl:loc.music/musdi.143 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/musdi.143.
B. "How to Dance. A Complete Ball-room and Party Guide. Containing All the Latest Figures, Together with Old-fashioned and Contra Dances Now in General Use. Also, a Guide to Ballroom Etiquette, Toilets and General Useful Information for Dancers," New York, Tousey & Small, 1878. Music Division. Reproduction information: Call No.: GV1751 .H8; digital ID: musdi 098 urn:hdl:loc.music/musdi.098 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/musdi.098.