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    Thomas Jefferson letter, 1813 Nov. 30. Letter (ALS), written from Monticello, to the Marquis de Lafayette. Topics include sheep industry and the manufacture of cloth in the United States as opposed to England ("our progress in manufactures is far beyond the calculations of the most sanguine . . . This revolution in our domestic economy was well worth a war"); the war on land in Canada; the alliance of Indians ...
    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas
    • Date: 1813

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    [Grabau album] Scrapbook. manuscript | 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 31 cm. | Scrapbook compiled by Fräulein Henriette Grabau, later Frau Bünau, containing (on p. [2] of cover) a watercolor of the Gewandhaus in Leipzig by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, with an excerpt from the opera Ali Baba by Luigi Cherubini in Mendelssohn's hand; holograph copies of Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne Worte, op. 85, no. 3, and op. ...
    • Contributor: Grabau, Henriette - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1836

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    Aaron Copland collection The Aaron Copland collection consists of published and unpublished music by Copland and other composers, correspondence, writings, biographical material, datebooks, journals, professional papers including legal and financial material, photographs, awards, art work, and books. Of particular interest is the correspondence with Nadia Boulanger, which extent over 50 years, and with his long-time friend, Harold Clurman. Other significant correspondents are Leonard Bernstein, Paul Bowles, Benjamin ...
    • Contributor: Music Division, Library of Congress - Copland, Aaron - Kraft, Victor
    • Date: 2005
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    Frédéric Chopin autograph letter to Julian Fontana, 1839 Oct. 4 An autograph letter of Frédéric Chopin, written to Julian Fontana. English translation to be found in Voynich's translation of Opieński's collection of Chopin's letters, p. 211. manuscript | 1 item. | The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress. In ink, signed "Twój fr." On writing paper monogrammed G.S. (George Sand). Written from ...
    • Contributor: Chopin, Frédéric
    • Date: 1839

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    Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar, ca. 1830 Nineteenth century transcript, in two parts, of Juan de Tovar's Historia de la benida de los yndios apoblar a Mexico (the Códice Tovar). The work was possibly based on a history of the Aztecs by the Domincan Diego Durán and contains an exchange of correspondence between Tovar and the Jesuit father Jose de Acosta concerning the composition of the manuscript; detailed information about the ...
    • Contributor: Tovar, Juan De
    • Date: 1830

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    Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2. ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to Indian benefices. Philip had previously ordered the archbishop not to appoint clergy unskilled in Indian tongues. Despite the king's command, the archbishop had still allowed many monolingual priests to hold Indian benefices. At best, these ...
    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Date: 1578
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    Irving Fine collection The bulk of the materials in the Irving Fine collection are musical scores and sketches which represent virtually the entire musical output of the composer, some of which have been cataloged individually and classified and shelved in ML96.F47, ML96.5.F47, ML30.3C.F55, and ML29c.F527. In addition there are photographs, clippings, programs, scrapbooks, as well as correspondence from 20th century musicians such as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, ...
    • Contributor: Music Division, Library of Congress - Fine, Irving
    • Date: 2006
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    [Autograph letters, signed.] Rosenwald 1793 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Blake, William
    • Date: 1800

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    A catalog of the Alfred Whital Stern collection of Lincolniana. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Stern, Alfred Whital
    • Date: 1960

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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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    [Letter to Julian Fontana] manuscript | [3] p. ; 18 cm. | In unknown hand, in ink. Abridged version of Chopin's Jan. 22, 1839 letter to Fontana. Includes photocopy of letter from Alexander Janta, in English, dated Apr. 18, 1958, regarding the authenticity of the item. German translation. Gift; Christian A. Zabriskie; Mar. 13, 1941. acquire 1 shelf copy [policy default] (Selection Decision). Manuscript (Form). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Chopin, Frédéric
    • Date: 18??

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    [Copyright registration application from claimant L. Frank Baum for The wonderful wizard of Oz and The Navy alphabet]. Holograph letter, signed by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) dated July 28, 1900 to the Librarian of Congress requesting Copyright registration for two titles: The wonderful wizard of Oz (claiming rights for Baum as author and W.W. Denslow as illustrator), and The Navy alphabet (claiming rights for Baum as author and proprietor). Original letter accompanied by two title page deposits, and check for $2.20; the ...
    • Date: 1900

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    Letter to W. von Zuccalmaglio by Mendelssohn with three lines notes written to [Frl. Wieck] and signed by R. Schumann, 1839 Dec. 4 An autograph letter of Mendelssohn to Zuccalmaglio (researcher, poet, musician, and critic) with Robert Schumann. Manuscript | 1 item. | The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress. Composer. Manuscript (Form). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
    • Date: 1839

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    Selections from the Martha Graham Collection (clockwise from top left) The Dance: Washington Festival [review]; "Graham Presents Copland's Ballet" [clipping] by Oscar Thompson; A unique dance by Martha Graham [clipping], 1926; [Tangara], photograph of Martha Graham. Dancer, choreographer, and company director Martha Graham (1894-1991) is considered one of the pioneering founders of American modern dance. In a career spanning over seven decades, Graham developed her own innovative technique and produced ...
    • Contributor: Graham, Martha - Barber, Samuel - Copland, Aaron - Dello Joio, Norman - El-Dabh, Halim - Emmons, Beverly - Hindemith, Paul - Horst, Louis - Hovhaness, Alan - Karan, Donna ... Graham, Martha - Barber, Samuel - Copland, Aaron - Dello Joio, Norman - El-Dabh, Halim - Emmons, Beverly - Hindemith, Paul - Horst, Louis - Hovhaness, Alan - Karan, Donna - Lester, Eugene - Menotti, Gian Carlo - Noguchi, Isamu - Riegger, Wallingford - Rosenthal, Jean - Schuman, William - Skelton, Thomas R. - Starer, Robert - Ter-Arutunian, Rouben - Tipton, Jennifer - Weissberger, L. Arnold - Martha Graham Dance Company - Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance - Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance - Graham (Martha) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1896

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    The Serge Koussevitzky archive The finding aid describes the collection of correspondence, personal and business papers, photographs, and other materials which document some of the most significant aspects of twentieth-century music. Through his work as a conductor and publisher, and his efforts to commission new musical works, Koussevitzky maintained deep ties with many of the finest composers and musicians of the day. These figures are represented in their ...
    • Contributor: Music Division, Library of Congress - Koussevitzky, Serge - Koussevitzky, Olga - Naumov, Aleksandr Nikolaevich - Serge Koussevitzky Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005