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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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    Robert Di Domenica collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection includes music manuscripts and printed music by the composer, programs of his performances, lesson plans, papers by his students and evaluations. The bulk of the collection presents his musical works from 1948 to 1998, most of them with annotations. There is also a small amount of correspondence, biographical material on Di Domenica and his relatives, his writings, and photographs. There are also ...
    • Contributor: DI Domenica, Robert
    • Date: 1948
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    Dolly Parton and the roots of country music Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection consists of photos, discography, and audio clips. The Web site features an overview of the country music tradition. The collection included here is a listing of her extensive discography and a timeline of her career, as well as writings on the history of country music.
    • Date: 1946
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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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    Edward Jablonski papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection includes drafts, chapter notes, project files, articles, liner notes, research materials, business papers and correspondence related to Jablonski's literary projects. The project files chiefly consist of materials used in the preparation and publication of Jablonski's books on such American composers and songwriters as Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Alan Jay Lerner. There are also project files related to Jablonski's books ...
    • Contributor: Jablonski, Edward
    • Date: 1942
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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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    David Lewin papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The papers primarily relate to Lewin's career as a teacher and theorist, and to his work as a composer. They span the years 1945-2011 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1960 to 2003. The collection is the result of Lewin's career as a teacher, writer and scholar of music theory; and of his activities as an adviser, composer and musician. The Writings ...
    • Contributor: Lewin, David - Agmon, Eytan - Al-Zand, Karim - Atlas, Raphael Eric - Berio, Luciano - Brinkmann, Reinhold - Cherlin, Michael - Forte, Allen - Gollin, Edward - Hyer, Brian ... Lewin, David - Agmon, Eytan - Al-Zand, Karim - Atlas, Raphael Eric - Berio, Luciano - Brinkmann, Reinhold - Cherlin, Michael - Forte, Allen - Gollin, Edward - Hyer, Brian - Kerman, Joseph - Klumpenhouwer, Henry James - Laske, Otto E. (Otto Ernst) - Lerdahl, Fred - Lochhead, Judith Irene - Neidhöfer, Christoph - Pecker Berio, Talia - Puri, Michael J. - Tymoczko, Dmitri - Vishio, Anton
    • Date: 1945
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    Gerry Mulligan collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection chiefly consists of scores, sketches, lead sheets, and instrumental parts for original compositions by Mulligan as well as for works by other composers. In many instances, there are multiple versions of Mulligan's best-known works. These music materials include manuscripts, holograph manuscripts, printed items, and reproductions. There are arrangements by Mulligan and many others, including Tom Boras, Bob Brookmeyer, Al Cohn, John Dankworth, ...
    • Contributor: Mulligan, Gerry - Boras, Tom - Brookmeyer, Bob - Cohn, Al. - Dankworth, John - Forman, Mitchel - Grusin, Dave - Handy, George - Holman, Bill - Lee, Julian - Mandel, Johnny - McFarland, Gary
    • Date: 1940
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    Ruth Page correspondence on Billy Sunday, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available This collection consists primarily of the correspondence between American dancer-choreographer and company director Ruth Page and her first husband attorney Thomas Hart Fisher and composer Remi Gassmann, who was contracted to create the music score for Page's ballet Billy Sunday (1948). Other letters to Gassmann from this period and a small number of programs and press clippings related to Page's and Gassmann's careers round ...
    • Contributor: Page, Ruth
    • Date: 1944
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    Billy Taylor papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The papers contain materials related to Billy Taylor's life and career, including music manuscripts; correspondence; writings by and about Taylor; business, financial and legal papers; programs; scripts; promotional and publicity materials; photographs; clippings; scrapbooks; and awards, citations, plaques, and certificates. The Music series chiefly consists of manuscript scores, lead sheets, and parts, by Taylor and other jazz composers and arrangers. In addition to Taylor's ...
    • Contributor: Taylor, Billy
    • Date: 1942
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    Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, Sub-Committee on Music papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection consists of the working papers of the Sub-committee. In addition, the collection contains some related materials that were given to the Library of Congress Music Division on June 24, 1943, by the Industrial Service Division, Bureau of Public Relations, War Department, Washington, D.C. Before the collection was processed these War Department materials, which were designated "for War Collection, Music Division," were interfiled ...
    • Contributor: United States. Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation. Sub-Committee on Music - Spivacke, Harold - United States. War Department. Bureau of Public Relations. Industrial Service Division
    • Date: 1941
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    Robert Whitehead papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The papers contain materials related to Robert Whitehead's life and career. The Production Files series chiefly consists of scripts and business papers related to plays Whitehead produced and directed. It also includes programs, photographs, costume and set renderings, correspondence with playwrights, actors, and investors, limited partnership agreements, and actor and production contracts. Correspondence in the collection includes business and personal letters sent and received ...
    • Contributor: Whitehead, Robert
    • Date: 1947
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    Dexter Gordon collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains materials documenting Dexter Gordon's life and work. The Biographical series includes Gordon's unfinished autobiography entitled "The saga of Society Red," which Gordon began in 1983. The Music series contains works composed by Gordon and by others and includes scores, lead sheets, parts, and fragments of pieces. It contains manuscripts, holograph manuscripts, printed items, and photocopies. Many of the items are annotated. ...
    • Contributor: Gordon, Dexter
    • Date: 1940
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    Transcript of talk addressed to Martha Graham by the German radio manuscript | 4p., 8 1/2 in. x 11 in. | Reproduced with permission of Martha Graham Resources, a division of The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, www.marthagraham.org. (Copyright Notice). Manuscript (Form).
    • Contributor: NBC Shortwave Monitoring Service
    • Date: 1941-06-05

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    Telegram from Ragheb Moftah to Ernest Newlandsmith, March 21, 1940 Correspondence. 6 ½ x 10 in. ; 1 p. |
    • Date: 1940-03-21
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    Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, Sub-Committee on Music papers, 1941-1946 The collection represents the working papers of the sub-committee: correspondence from members to, among others, Aaron Copland, Leonard Feist, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern, Erich Leinsdorf, Alan Lomax, and Walter Toscanini; song book pamphlets ("Army Hit Kits"), sheet music; non-music publications; and administrative papers.
    • Contributor: United States. Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation. Sub-Committee on Music - Spivacke, Harold
    • Date: 1941
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    Robert Di Domenica collection, 1948-1998 American composer, flutist and music educator. Music manuscripts and printed music by the composer, performance programs, materials relating to his teaching career, a small amount of correspondence, biographical material, writings, photographs and six paintings by the composer.
    • Contributor: DI Domenica, Robert - DI Domenica, Leona - Bender, Ellen
    • Date: 1900
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    Dexter Gordon collection, circa 1940-1996 Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and actor. The collection contains materials documenting his life and work, including biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, programs, clippings, business papers, scripts, awards, and honors. The collection also contains music composed by Gordon and others, including manuscript, holograph manuscript, printed, and photocopied scores, lead sheets, parts, and fragments of pieces. Many of the items are annotated.
    • Contributor: Gordon, Dexter
    • Date: 1940
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    Billy Taylor papers, 1942-2004 Billy Taylor was an American jazz pianist, composer, educator, broadcaster, lecturer and advocate. The collection contains materials related to his life and career, including music manuscripts, correspondence, writings by and about Taylor, business papers, promotional and publicity materials, clippings, scripts, programs, photographs, awards, honorary degrees and plaques. The music materials chiefly consist of manuscript scores, lead sheets and parts, by Taylor and other jazz ...
    • Contributor: Taylor, Billy - Taylor, Theodora Castion - Albam, Manny - Henderson, Luther - Mardin, Arif - Nelson, Oliver - Wess, Frank
    • Date: 1942
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    Gerry Mulligan collection, circa 1940-1994 Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. The collection chiefly consists of scores, sketches, lead sheets, and instrumental parts for original compositions by Mulligan as well as for works by other composers. In many instances, there are multiple versions of Mulligan's best-known works. These music materials include manuscripts, holograph manuscripts, printed items, and reproductions. In addition, the collection includes ...
    • Contributor: Mulligan, Gerry - Boras, Tom - Brookmeyer, Bob - Cohn, Al. - Dankworth, John - Forman, Mitchel - Grusin, Dave - Handy, George - Holman, Bill - Lee, Julian - Mandel, Johnny - McFarland, Gary
    • Date: 1940
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    Edward Jablonski papers, 1942-2003 Edward Jablonski (1922-2004) was an author and biographer of American songwriters Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Alan Jay Lerner. The collection includes drafts, project files, articles, liner notes, research materials, business papers and correspondence related to his literary projects.
    • Contributor: Jablonski, Edward
    • Date: 1942
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    Robert Whitehead papers, 1947-2002 Robert Whitehead was a Tony Award-winning theatrical producer and director. The collection contains production files, correspondence, business papers, writings, photographs, costume and set renderings, programs and promotional materials, scripts, and other materials related to his life and career.
    • Contributor: Whitehead, Robert
    • Date: 1947
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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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    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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    Housing administration certificates; 1942 Document. Certifies that the house in which Janina Ferster lived was destroyed during bombardment.
    • Date: 1942

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    Kazimierz Geyer to Roman Totenberg; 1946 Correspondence. manuscript | A relative. Geyer mentions Adam Totenberg's cousin Roza - possibly Geyer's mother. Geyer escaped the Warsaw Ghetto and was in Camp Föhrenwald (Displaced Persons camp, Bavaria). His parents died during the war. Stanislas Totenberg left Poland and went to Palestine, and his daughter Krysia (Kristina) lived in Lodz. (General). Manuscript (Form).
    • Contributor: Geyer, Kazimierz - Totenberg, Roman
    • Date: 1946

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    Inquiry Form - Performing Arts - Ask a Librarian (Library of Congress) Ask a librarian: An online reference service from the Library of Congress that allows researchers to submit reference questions to Library of Congress reading rooms and receive expert research assistance (within 5 business days.)
    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip
    • Date: 1854