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    Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev

    The world of ballet changed dramatically when the Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev took Paris by storm at the Théâtre du Châtelet in May of 1909. Armed with ground-breaking choreographic originality and an innovative use of collaborating artists, the Ballets Russes produced some of the most significant ballet masterpieces of the twentieth century, including Les Sylphides, Schéhérazade, Firebird, Petrouchka, L’Après-midi d’un Faune, Parade, Les ...

    • Date: 1909

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    By Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s

    2007 marks the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's rookie season for the Brooklyn Dodgers. When he stepped onto Ebbets field on April 15th, 1947, Robinson became the first African American in the twentieth century to play baseball in the major leagues -- breaking the "color line," a segregation practice dating to the nineteenth century. Jackie Robinson was an extremely talented multi-sport athlete and a ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1998

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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 ...

    • 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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  • Photos, Prints, Drawing

    [Specifications for a chapel in Boston]

    1 item : ink on paper.

    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
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    Omaha Indian Music

    Presented here are selections from the American Folklife Center's collections documenting Omaha music traditions. The sound recordings include 44 wax cylinder recordings made in the 1890s (first published on a 1985 LP entitled Omaha Indian Music: Historical Recordings from the Fletcher/La Flesche Collection), 323 songs and spoken-word segments from the 1983 Omaha harvest celebration pow-wow, 24 spoken-word segments from an interview with an Omaha ...

    • Contributor: American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2000

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    Roman Totenberg Papers

    The violinist Roman Totenberg enjoyed an extraordinarily long and varied career. Born on January 1, 1911 in Łódź, Poland, he moved as a child with his family to Moscow where he first studied the violin and witnessed the Russian Revolution firsthand. He continued his studies in Warsaw as a teen, followed by study with Carl Flesch in Berlin and Georges Enescu in Paris. Having ...

    • Contributor: Totenberg, Roman - Kolsky, Ilka
    • Date: 1846

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  • Photos, Prints, Drawing

    Journal, 1779-1796, Spring 1789 entry

    1 item. | Holograph page from the journal of Elizabeth Foote Washington discussing her relationship with her servants.

    • Contributor: Washington, Elizabeth Foote
    • Date: 1789
  • Photos, Prints, Drawing

    [Specifications for two churches]

    1 item : ink on paper. | Written specifications for "New North Church, Boston, built 1803-4" and "First Congregational Church, Providence, 1816, Jnop. H. Green, archit."

    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
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    Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip

    This recording trip is an ethnographic field collection that includes nearly 700 sound recordings, as well as fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts documenting a three-month, 6,502-mile trip through the southern United States. Beginning in Port Aransas, Texas, on March 31, 1939, and ending at the Library of Congress on June 14, 1939, John Avery Lomax, Honorary Consultant and Curator of the Archive of ...

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Alan - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Archive of American Folk Song
    • Date: 1934

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    The Evolution of the Conservation Movement

    The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress. The collection consists of 62 books and pamphlets, 140 Federal statutes and Congressional resolutions, 34 additional legislative documents, ...

    • Date: 1850

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  • Photos, Prints, Drawing

    WTC 010911 9:15 AM

    1 item (poem) : typescript.

    • Contributor: Torre, Susana
    • Date: 2001
  • Photos, Prints, Drawing

    [Specifications for three churches]

    1 item : ink on paper.

    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
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    The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in ...

    • Date: 1581

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    Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody

    With its roots in Ancient Egyptian music, Coptic Christian chant is one of the oldest liturgical genres still performed today. Drawing on the Ragheb Moftah Collection, this presentation explores some of the earliest music transcriptions by explorers, missionaries, and scholars in Egypt, highlighting Moftah's efforts to notate, record, and preserve all Coptic Orthodox hymns. Learn more about current scholarship and what is happening in ...

    • Contributor: Wilson, Marian Robertson - Moftah, Raghe
    • Date: 2005

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    Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond

    A thematic collection exploring changing models of the universe through time, ideas of life on other words and Carl Sagan’s place in the tradition of science. It features manuscripts, rare books, celestial atlases, newspaper articles, sheet music and movie posters. Like our ancestors, we look up at the heavens and wonder. What is the structure of the universe? How significant are we? Are we ...

    • Contributor: Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth

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  • Photos, Prints, Drawing

    [Unpublished biography of Richard Morris Hunt]

    1 item (ca. 500 pages) : typescript, with some illustrations ; 11 x 8.5 inches.

    • Contributor: Hunt, Catherine Clinton Howland
    • Date: 1895
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    Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters, 1862-1912

    This digital collection integrates two collections from the holdings of the Nebraska State Historical Society, which illustrate the story of settlement on the Great Plains. Includes approximately 3,000 glass plate negatives by Solomon D. Butcher which record the process of settlement of Nebraska between 1886 and 1912, including Custer, Buffalo, Dawson, and Cherry counties. Also includes approximately 3,000 pages of Oblinger family letters discussing ...

    • Contributor: Butcher, Solomon D. (solomon Devore) - Nebraska State Historical Society - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2000

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    Bronislava Nijinska Collection

    The collection of notable dancer, choreographer and teacher Bronislava Nijinska (1891-1972) contains a diverse variety of materials documenting dance and the arts in the twentieth century. Available here are over 200 collection items, including manuscripts, books, diaries, choreographic notebooks, correspondence, moving image materials, music scores, photographs, posters, programs, set and costume designs, and scrapbooks. Photograph ...

    • Contributor: Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1900

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    Rosa Parks Papers

    The papers of Rosa Parks (1913-2005) span the years 1866-2006, with the bulk of the material dating from 1955 to 2000.  The collection, which contains approximately 7,500 items in the Manuscript Division, as well as 2,500 photographs in the Prints and Photographs Division, documents many aspects of Parks's private life and public activism on behalf of civil rights for African Americans. The collection is on ...

    • Contributor: Parks, Rosa - Williams, Aubrey Willis

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    The Roger Reynolds Collection

    Roger Reynolds' compositions incorporate elements of theater, digital signal processing, dance, video, and real-time computer spatialization, in a signature multidimensionality of engagement. This Web site provides a glimpse into the process of this Pulitzer prizewinning American composer.

    • Contributor: Reynolds, Roger - Daniel, Oliver - Druckman, Jacob - Eaton, John - Gaburo, Kenneth - Ichiyanagi, Toshi - Kraft, William - Lockwood, Lewis - Luening, Otto - Subotnick, Morton - Tilbury, John - Zukofsky, Paul
    • Date: 1964

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    American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

    This electronic presentation features selected materials from the physical American Colony in Jerusalem Collection. The full collection in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress represents well over 16,600 items stemming from the history of the American Colony, a non-denominational utopian Christian community founded by a small group of American expatriates in Ottoman Palestine in 1881. The collection focuses on the personal and ...

    • Contributor: American Colony (jerusalem) - Spafford, Anna T. - Spafford, Horatio Gates - Vester, Bertha Spafford

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    California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell

    The collection comprises 35 hours of folk music recorded in twelve languages representing numerous ethnic groups and 185 musicians. It includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking communities in Northern California. This elaborate New Deal project was organized and directed by folk music collector Sidney Robertson Cowell for the ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1997

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  • Photos, Prints, Drawing

    A colored woman in a white world

    1 item : typescript. | Draft manuscript page of the autobiography of Mary Church Terrell describing her reaction to the death of her baby.

    • Contributor: Terrell, Mary Church
    • Date: 1940
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    Plantation manual, 1857-1858

    1 item. | Holograph page from the manual of James Henry Hammond in which he provides instructions for breastfeeding infants, as well as the work arrangements for the elderly and for pregnant slaves.

    • Contributor: Hammond, James Henry
    • Date: 1866
  • Photos, Prints, Drawing

    September 12, 2001, new vocabulary ground zero, the pile, suicide hijackers, missing ... /

    1 manuscript (digital print) : inkjet, b&w.

    • Contributor: Johnson, Liz (elizabeth R.) - Johnson, Liz
    • Date: 2001