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    Modern Music archives, 1909-1983 The League of Composers was founded in New York in 1923 to promote American composers and introduce audiences to the best in new music through high quality performances. Its quarterly journal, Modern Music, was published from 1924 to 1946, and edited by Minna Lederman Daniel. It is one of the most distinguished collections of criticism and scholarship concerning early twentieth-century musical arts. The archives ...
    • Contributor: League of Composers (U.S.) - Lederman, Minna - Berg, Alban - Brecht, Bertolt - Breton, André - Caruso, Enrico - Copland, Aaron - Cowell, Henry - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Denby, Edwin ... League of Composers (U.S.) - Lederman, Minna - Berg, Alban - Brecht, Bertolt - Breton, André - Caruso, Enrico - Copland, Aaron - Cowell, Henry - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Denby, Edwin - Heinsich, Richard - Kirstein, Lincoln - Picasso, Pablo - Piston, Walter - Rosenfeld, Paul - Shapero, Harold - Smirnoff, Boris - Thomson, Virgil
    • Date: 1909
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    Common Language, Separate Voices - John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations Although the US and England share the same language, these documents show the divergent uses and perspectives of English.
    • Contributor: Kipling, Rudyard
    • Date: 2010-07-22
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    Merle Montgomery papers, circa 1904-1983 Merle Montgomery was a music educator, composer, author, editor, administrator, translator, lecturer, and concert pianist. The collection primarily contains business papers and materials related to Montgomery's career and her leadership roles in various music, educational, and arts organizations, including Carl Fischer Inc., Mu Phi Epsilon, National Federation of Music Clubs, and the National Music Council. In addition, the collection includes personal and professional correspondence, ...
    • Contributor: Montgomery, Merle
    • Date: 1904
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    Louisiana hayride collection, 1904-2006 The collection documents radio history in Shreveport, Louisiana, with a special emphasis on the Louisiana Hayride country music program. Major topics include the earliest radio broadcasts in Shreveport, the founding and growth of KWKH radio under owner/broadcaster W.K. Henderson, and the legendary performances of the Louisiana Hayride program, which was broadcast live on KWKH radio from the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Manuscripts and photographs are ...
    • Contributor: Kent, Joey - Kent, David - McEachern, Langston
    • Date: 1904
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    Leonard Bernstein collection, The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writings, personal business papers, the archives from Bernstein's corporate identity, Amberson Inc., scrapbooks, clippings and press materials, programs, datebooks and schedules, iconography, and fan mail. In addition, there are music manuscripts for many of his compositions, including The age of anxiety (Symphony no. 2); Candide; Chichester Psalms; Fancy free; Jeremiah (Symphony no. 1); On the waterfront; Prelude, fugue and ...
    • Contributor: Bernstein, Leonard - Coates, Helen - Gottlieb, Jack - Harmon, Charlie
    • Date: 1900
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    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
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    Laurence Picken papers, 1900-2001 Laurence Picken was a British zoologist and musicologist who specialized in Asian, particularly Chinese, music. The collection primarily contains research materials, correspondence, writings, publications, and other items related to Picken's career and his study of East Asian musical traditions, especially those of the Tang Court. In addition, there are manuscript and published scores for Picken's musical compositions, transcriptions of traditional East Asian music, and ...
    • Contributor: Picken, Laurence Ernest Rowland - Fukushima, Kazuo
    • Date: 1900
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    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1900
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    Jack Kapp collection, circa 1900-1949 Collection of mostly original cartoon drawings, one framed album cover, and some correspondence assembled by American Decca Records founder and president Jack Kapp. The drawings provide historical commentary on the issues of the phonograph industry, particularly the American Federation of Musicians recording ban of 1942-1944, and the place of the phonograph in American life.
    • Contributor: Kapp, Jack
    • Date: 1900
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    John Wills Greenslade correspondence transcripts, 1900-2010 Naval officer. Transcripts of correspondence, biographical material, and electronic files relating to Greenslade's career in the United States Navy.
    • Contributor: Greenslade, John Wills
    • Date: 1900
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    Alma Gluck scrapbooks and other materials, 1902-1940 Alma Gluck was a Romanian-born American soprano and voice teacher. This collection principally consists of scrapbooks related to her professional career. It also includes photographs, annotated sheet music, correspondence, clippings, and other assorted materials.
    • Contributor: Gluck, Alma
    • Date: 1902
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    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1900
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    Ernst Bacon collection, 1907-1990 Ernst Bacon was an American composer, pianist, and conductor. The collection contains music, writings, correspondence, iconography, programs, clippings, publicity materials, and other miscellaneous items.
    • Contributor: Bacon, Ernst
    • Date: 1907
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    Frank Stanton papers, 1908-2006 Broadcast executive. Correspondence, memoranda, subject files, speeches and writings, minutes of meetings, drafts, testimony, typescripts, reports and studies, interviews, transcripts, awards and citations, press clippings and releases, printed matter, and miscellaneous items relating primarily to Stanton's career as president and vice chairman of the board of directors of the Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.
    • Contributor: Stanton, Frank
    • Date: 1908
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    Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, 1901-1992 Sidney Robertson Cowell (1903-1995) was a folksong and ethnic music collector and recordist, ethnographer, ethnomusicologist, teacher, writer, and wife of composer Henry Cowell. The collection consists of her personal papers which document all aspects of her life and work. The collection includes correspondence relating to personal and professional matters; fieldwork reports, fieldnotes, song lists and other materials from her field recording projects and trips; ...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cowell, Henry
    • Date: 1901
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    Arthur Laurents papers, circa 1900-2011 Arthur Laurents (1917-2011) was an American playwright, screenwriter and Broadway director. The collection, which documents his life and career, includes scripts, correspondence, datebooks, photographs, book drafts, production notes, programs, publicity materials, business papers, awards, clippings, and articles.
    • Contributor: Laurents, Arthur
    • Date: 1900
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    Arthur Schwartz papers, 1900-1983 Arthur Schwartz was an American composer and film producer. He is particularly known for his songwriting partnership with lyricist Howard Dietz. The collection, which documents his life and career, includes music manuscripts, sketches and lyric sheets, correspondence, photographs, scripts, clippings, publicity materials, financial and legal documents, writings, and awards.
    • Contributor: Schwartz, Arthur - Dietz, Howard - Fields, Dorothy - Fields, Herbert - Kaufman, George S. (George Simon)
    • Date: 1900
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    Serge Grigoriev/Ballets Russes archive, 1909-2009 The Serge Grigoriev/Ballets Russes Archive documents Grigoriev’s decades-long career as régisseur (rehearsal director) for both Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and for Col. W. de Basil’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. It consists primarily of photographs, photograph albums, and notes and manuscript drafts for Grigoriev’s book S.P. Diaghilev i ego ‘Russkii Balet’ 1909-1929, which was translated into English and published as The Diaghilev Ballet, 1909-1929. The ...
    • Contributor: Grigorʹev, S. L. (Sergeĭ Leonidovich) - Grigorʹev, S. L.
    • Date: 1909
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    The Hannah Arendt Papers This page links to the papers of author, educator, and political philosopher Hannah Arendt, which have become one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life
    • Contributor: Arendt, Hannah - Blücher, Heinrich
    • Date: 1906
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    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: Sousa, John Philip
    • Date: 1854