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  • Photo, Print, 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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    American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920 This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion pictures, 10 sound recordings and 143 photographs and 29 memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini. Groups of theater posters and additional sound recordings will be added to this anthology...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1996

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    "Make the slave's case our own" Holograph anti-slavery speech of Susan B. Anthony.
    • Contributor: Anthony, Susan (Susan Brownell)
    • Date: 1859
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    Aaron Copland Collection The first release of the online collection contains approximately 1,000 items that yield a total of about 5,000 images. These items date from 1899 to 1981, with most from the 1920s through the 1950s, and were selected from Copland's music sketches, correspondence, writings, and photographs. Celebrating the centennial of the birth of the American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990), the multi-format Aaron Copland Collection, from...
    • Contributor: Copland, Aaron - Kraft, Victor
    • Date: 1841

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Specifications for Church of St. Stephen, London, Eng.] 1 item : ink on paper.
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
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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 of Bronislava Nijinska, graduation picture, 1908. Music Division, Library...
    • Contributor: Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1891

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    Martha Graham at the Library of Congress (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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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Specifications for a chapel in Boston] 1 item : ink on paper.
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Specifications for three churches] 1 item : ink on paper.
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
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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, excerpts...
    • Date: 1850

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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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    [Unpublished biography of Richard Morris Hunt] The manuscript pages are in the sequence and housing (four 3-ring binders) received by the Library of Congress. They were scanned in that sequence without removing the pages from their protective sleeves. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) Forms part of: The AIA/AAF Collection (Library of Congress)
    • 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, the Solomon D. Butcher photographs and the letters of the Uriah W. Oblinger family. Together they illustrate the story of settlement on the Great Plains. Approximately 3,000 glass plate negatives crafted by Butcher record the process of settlement in Nebraska between 1886 and 1912. Butcher photographed actively in central...
    • Contributor: Butcher, Solomon D. (Solomon Devore) - Nebraska State Historical Society - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2000

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    Plantation manual, 1857-1858 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
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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 which...
    • Date: 1581

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    War lecture 1 item. | Holograph lecture by Clara Barton about her service during the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Barton, Clara
    • Date: 1866
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Textual description of Girard College, Philadelphia, Pa.] 1 item : ink on paper.
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Specifications for Hollis Street Church] 1 item : ink on paper. | Handwritten specifications provide external and internal dimensions including those for galleries, columns, and a "Corinthian Venetian window behind the pulpit".
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
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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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    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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