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  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    1985 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1985

    Manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of African American Piedmont blues music; music of the Andes; bluegrass music; Scottish harp music and Gaelic songs; Omaha Indian music and dance; Spanish flamenco music and dance, and African American gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through October ...

    • Contributor: Cephas, John - Wiggins, Phil - Hastings, Dennis - Kinnaird, Alison - Primrose, Christine - Martínez, Ana
    • Date: 1985
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    Daniel Webster papers, 1800-1900

    Lawyer, statesman, and diplomat; United States representative from New Hampshire and United States senator from Massachusetts. Correspondence, memoranda, notes and drafts for speeches, legal papers, invitations, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and other papers, chiefly dating from 1824 to 1852. Topics include Webster's law practices and cases heard before the United States Supreme Court, the Bank of the United States, diplomacy, national and state politics, ...

    • Contributor: Webster, Daniel
    • Date: 1800
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    Francis Asbury Roe papers, 1842-1901

    Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, notebooks, and other papers pertaining to Roe's cruises and an engagement between the USS Sassacus (side-wheel steamer) and the CSS Albemarle (ironclad ram) in 1864.

    • Contributor: Roe, Francis Asbury
    • Date: 1842
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    Arne Oldberg collection, circa 1887-1962

    American composer, musician, and music professor at Northwestern University. The collection contains music scores, parts, and sketches, including holograph and copyist manuscripts, published copies, and photocopies, of Oldberg's works; a considerable amount of correspondence; programs; biographical materials; awards; and a small amount of writings, clippings, financial documents, and photographs.

    • Contributor: Oldberg, Arne
    • Date: 1887
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    John Davis Batchelder collection of manuscripts, 1537-1944

    Educator and collector. Autographs, letters, official documents, writings, printed material, photographs, and other papers of prominent historical figures in the arts, science, and politics of the Western world collected by Batchelder.

    • Contributor: Batchelder, John Davis
    • Date: 1537
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    George C. Dyer papers, 1898-1988

    United States Navy officer. Correspondence, memoranda, diary, speeches and lectures, research files, reports, biographical material, photographs, and printed matter relating to Dyer's naval career and to his publications, primarily his biographies of navy admirals during the World War II era.

    • Contributor: Dyer, George C. (george Carroll) - Dyer, George C.
    • Date: 1898
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    Edward Frost papers, 1795-1901

    Planter, businessman, state legislator, and district attorney for South Carolina. Family correspondence, political, legal, and business records, commissions, appointments, wills, estate and plantation accounts, ledgers, and memorabilia relating to Frost's service as district attorney and states' rights delegate from Charleston to the South Carolina legislature and his interest in the Blue Ridge Railroad Company.

    • Contributor: Frost, Edward
    • Date: 1795
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    Samuel Hodges papers, 1822-1827

    American consul general and commission merchant in Cape Verde. Journal and letter relating to personal and official activities.

    • Contributor: Hodges, Samuel
    • Date: 1822
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    Albert Sidney Burleson papers, 1845-1943

    United States representative from Texas, postmaster general in Woodrow Wilson's cabinet, and Democratic Party leader. Correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, scrapbooks, and articles relating chiefly to Burleson’s career in politics and government, including letters to and from Woodrow Wilson.

    • Contributor: Burleson, Albert Sidney
    • Date: 1845
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    William H. Moody papers, 1879-1916

    U.S. Supreme Court justice, attorney general, secretary of the navy, and representative from Massachusetts. Correspondence and related material mainly from Moody’s service as secretary of the navy and attorney general in the administration of Theodore Roosevelt.

    • Contributor: Moody, William H. (william Henry) - Moody, William H.
    • Date: 1879
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    Wm. Oland Bourne papers, 1841-1885

    Clergyman and journalist. Letters, verse, and narratives submitted in a contest sponsored by Bourne, chaplain at Central Park Hospital, New York City, during the Civil War, and editor of the periodical The Soldier's Friend. Other correspondence pertains to slavery, economic conditions of the working man, and The Soldier's Friend, edited by Bourne.

    • Contributor: Bourne, Wm. Oland (william Oland)
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    Gerhard Alden Gesell papers, 1956-1993

    Judge and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts of writings, speeches, agenda and minutes of meetings, opinions, orders, dockets, notes, sentencing information, case files, and other legal papers and material pertaining primarily to Gesell's career as judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and documenting his cases in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, antitrust matters, patent cases, and government ...

    • Contributor: Gesell, Gerhard Alden
    • Date: 1956
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    Julia Ward Howe papers, 1845-1917

    Author and reformer. Chiefly speeches and writings, with correspondence, notes, and printed matter pertaining to education, immigration, prison reform, race relations, religion, and women's rights.

    • Contributor: Howe, Julia Ward
    • Date: 1845
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    Pioneers in Housing : An Oral History Project oral history interviews, 1981-1996

    Senior specialist in housing, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Transcripts of oral history interviews and related material pertaining to public housing and community development.

    • Contributor: Schussheim, Morton J.
    • Date: 1981
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    Francis W. Reichelderfer papers, 1918-1983

    United States naval officer and meteorologist. Correspondence, memoranda, agendas, notes, speeches, writings, transcripts of radio broadcasts, interviews, biographical material, clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Reichelderfer's career in meterorology as chief of the United States Weather Bureau.

    • Contributor: Reichelderfer, Francis W. (francis Wilton) - Reichelderfer, Francis W.
    • Date: 1918
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    James Madison Carpenter collection, 1928-1987

    The James Madison Carpenter Collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and graphic materials that document folk songs, ballads, sea songs, folk music, dance, and British folk drama. The materials span the years 1928-1955, with some related material generated by other scholars dated 1972 and 1987. The bulk of the material was collected between 1928-1935 by Carpenter during fieldwork in England, Scotland, and Wales; ...

    • Contributor: Carpenter, James Madison - Jabbour, Alan
    • Date: 1928
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    Fred Kenelm Nielsen papers, 1881-1961

    Diplomat, soldier, lawyer, and educator. General and official correspondence, memoranda, interdepartmental letters, writings, and miscellaneous material relating primarily to American relations with England, Egypt, Mexico, and Turkey, claims arbitration, the Monetary and Economic Conference of 1933, and Nielsen's service as solicitor for the State Department.

    • Contributor: Nielsen, Fred Kenelm
    • Date: 1881
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    Edward Bates papers, 1818-1904

    Lawyer, politician, and United States attorney general. Correspondence, diary, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other material reflecting Bates’s career in Missouri state politics and the United States House of Representatives and as United States attorney general.

    • Contributor: Bates, Edward
    • Date: 1818
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    1984 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1984

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of bluegrass music from Ohio, blues music and African American a capella doo-wop from Washington, D.C., folk music from Bengal, India; Japanese music from Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rican cuatro and salsa music from Washington, D.C. recorded live at the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, in concerts from May through ...

    • Contributor: Edwards, Archie - Lawson, Doyle - Molton, Flora - Toro, Yomo
    • Date: 1984
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    Jan Papánek papers, 1917-1967

    Czechoslovak diplomat and United Nations delegate. Correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, and other material pertaining primarily to the democratic Czechoslovak government-in-exile during World War II and the immediate postwar years, including Papánek’s service in the United Nations and the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1948. Includes papers of Edvard Beneš, Jan Masaryk, and T. G. Masaryk.

    • Contributor: Papánek, Jan
    • Date: 1917
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    Frank Maloy Anderson papers, circa 1895-circa 1961

    Author, historian, and educator. Correspondence, memorabilia, and research notes for Anderson’s books, articles, lectures, and classes, especially in preparation for an unfinished study of the secession crisis, "The Two Hundred Days of 1860-1861."

    • Contributor: Anderson, Frank Maloy
    • Date: 1895
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    William Shepherd Benson papers, circa 1791-1952

    Naval officer and public official. Correspondence, memoranda, dispatches, speeches, reports, maps, naval appointments, family papers, photographs, and printed materials relating primarily to Benson’s naval career, including service as chief of naval operations during World War I.

    • Contributor: Benson, William Shepherd
    • Date: 1791
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    Anita O'Day papers, 1937-2004

    Anita O'Day was an American jazz vocalist. The collection primarily consists of manuscript scores, lead sheets, parts, and annotated sheet music for arrangements of popular songs and jazz standards performed by O'Day throughout her career. In addition, it contains a small amount of scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, clippings, honors and awards, posters, and publicity materials.

    • Contributor: O'day, Anita - Bregman, Buddy - Castro, Joe - Garcia, Russell - Holman, Bill - Jones, Quincy - Kahn, Tiny - May, Billy - Paich, Marty
    • Date: 1937
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    Denby family papers, 1850-1911

    Correspondence between members of the Denby family. Includes letters of Charles Denby (1830-1904), a lawyer and diplomat; Charles Denby (1861-1938), a diplomat; and Edwin Denby, a member of the United States Congress and secretary of the navy. Relates to the Civil War, diplomatic life in China, and the Spanish-American War.

    • Date: 1850
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    Cass Gilbert papers, 1841-1961

    Architect. Correspondence, diaries, biographical material, financial papers, speeches, articles, poems, and memorabilia relating to Gilbert’s family and his work as an architect. Includes letters addressed to Thomas Jefferson by William Thornton and typescript of a letter to Jefferson from James R. Dermott.

    • Contributor: Gilbert, Cass
    • Date: 1841