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

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    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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    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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    Leonard Bernstein About the Leonard Bernstein Collection The Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress is as exceptional as its name would suggest. Bernstein, arguably the most prominent figure in American classical music of the twentieth century, made his impact as a conductor, as a composer of classical and theater music, and as an educator through books, conducting students at Tanglewood, and especially through various ...
    • Contributor: Bernstein, Leonard - Coates, Helen - Gottlieb, Jack - Harmon, Charlie
    • Date: 1900

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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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    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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    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
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    [Specifications for three churches] 1 item : ink on paper.
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
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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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    Everyone was cool, everyone was chillin' ... 1 item (poem) : porous point pen.
    • Contributor: Rogers, Ronnie
    • Date: 2001
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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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    [Textual description of Girard College, Philadelphia, Pa.] 1 item : ink on paper.
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
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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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    Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929, assembles a broad array of Library of Congress source materials documenting the prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass-consumer economy, and the role of government in this transition. Many new technologies and the new concept of scientific management in the work place had evolved during the first two decades ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1999

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    Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Projects Administration (WPA). At the conclusion of the Slave Narrative project, a set of edited ...
    • Contributor: Federal Writers' Project - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division - Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2001

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    "Make the slave's case our own" 1 item. | Holograph anti-slavery speech of Susan B. Anthony.
    • Contributor: Anthony, Susan (Susan Brownell) - Anthony, Susan
    • Date: 1859
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    [Specifications for Church of St. Stephen, London, Eng.] 1 item : ink on paper.
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Specifications for a chapel in Boston] 1 item : ink on paper.
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
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    Montana Folklife Survey Collection The Montana Folklife Survey was conducted in the summer of 1979 by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Montana Arts Council. The survey was a field research project to document traditional folklife in Montana. The collection consists of approximately 145 sound recordings, 10,500 photographs; and 3 ½ linear feet of manuscripts that document interviews with Montanans in ...
    • Contributor: Crummett, Michael - Fleischhauer, Carl - Johnson, Paula J. - McBride, Tom - Stanton, Gary Ward - Toelken, Barre - Toelken, Miiko - Young, Kay - Wasson, George - Dockstader, Ray - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Montana Arts Council
    • Date: 1979

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    The Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine in London American actor, singer and comedian Danny Kaye arrives with his wife, Sylvia Fine, for an appearance in London. November 1948. Following the professional lives of the husband-wife artistic duo, this presentation features a wide variety of materials, including manuscripts, scores, scripts, photographs, sound recordings and video clips from the Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection. Kaye, a ...
    • Contributor: Kaye, Danny - Fine, Sylvia - Halsman, Philippe - McDowall, Roddy - Dena Pictures, Inc - Kaye (Danny)/Fine (Sylvia) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918

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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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    [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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    [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