National Screening Room of Free Motion Pictures Now Online
The Library of Congress announced today that it has digitized hundreds of hours of motion pictures that will be freely available on the newly launched National Screening Room website. Most of the content in the National Screening Room is in the public domain. Movies that the Library believes to be in the public domain are fully downloadable. Permissions were granted for the inclusion of...
April 10, 2018
Library Launches Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration with Thousands of Bernstein Items Online
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the Library of Congress has made available online—for the first time—musical manuscripts and scrapbooks from the legendary composer’s personal and professional archives housed in the nation’s library. These digital offerings and others nearly tripled the existing content at loc.gov/collections/leonard-bernstein/about-this-collection/. The public can now access for free more than 3,700 items, including photos, writings, correspondence,...
December 12, 2017
Select National Film Registry Titles Now Available Free Online
The Library of Congress is offering film lovers a special gift during the holiday season. Sixty-four motion pictures, named to the Library’s National Film Registry, are now available online on the Library's website. The collection, "Selections from the National Film Registry," is also available to the public on YouTube.These films are among hundreds of titles that have been tapped for preservation because of their...
Online Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape Launches
the Library of Congress today launched an online selection of recordings from its Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape, a series of audio recordings of renowned poets and prose writers reading from their work in their native languages.
February 5, 2014
Library of Congress Launches "Songs of America" Presentation
“Songs of America” (www.loc.gov/collection/songs-of-america/) brings forward 80,000 digitized, curated items including maps, recordings, videos, sheet music, essays, biographies, curator talks and more to explore America’s history through the prism of song.
Library of Congress Launches Music Consortium Website
The Library of Congress has launched a Music Consortium Treasures website that gives online access to some of the world's most valued music manuscript and print materials from six esteemed institutions at www.loc.gov/musictreasures/.
"Concerts from the Library of Congress" Radio Series Airs
The “Concerts from the Library of Congress” radio series continues in April with new programming on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. The 13-part series features chamber music performances recorded live in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium over the past 18 months.
April 22, 2008
American Choral Music Web Site Launched
In collaboration with the American Choral Directors Association, the Library of Congress Music Division has launched a Web site as part of its online Performing Arts Encyclopedia, called “American Choral Music, 1870-1923.” The site is available at http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/choralmusic/.
Library of Congress Launches Performing Arts Encyclopedia Online
A new online Performing Arts Encyclopedia has been developed to serve as a centralized guide for users interested in exploring the performing arts. The encyclopedia focuses on music, motion picture, broadcasting, recorded sound, manuscript, rare book and other nonbook collections.
Library of Congress Launches Patriotic Web Site
In honor of Memorial Day and in celebration of the American spirit, the Library of Congress is launching a new Web site highlighting its collections of veterans' stories, patriotic music and community life.
Two Online Collections Debut on the Library's Web Site
Two collections of materials from the Library of Congress and other institutions have been added to the 100 collections now available from the American Memory Web site, which freely offers more than 7.5 million items at www.loc.gov.
Aaron Copland Collection Debuts on American Memory Web Site
The "Aaron Copland Collection" is now available on the American Memory collections Web site. This is the first in a series of online material commemorating the centennial of the birth of American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990).The initial online offering contains about 5,000 images dating from 1899 to 1981, with the bulk from 1920 to 1959. These items were selected from Copland's original music sketches,...
March 18, 1999
New On-Line Materials Debut from the Library of Congress
The National Digital Library (NDL) Program has recently added new multimedia materials from the incomparable collections of the Library of Congress to its American Memory Web site (http://memory.loc.gov).More than 40 electronic collections are now available in a public-private partnership that augments the $15 million in public funding dedicated to the NDL Program. The goal of the NDL Program is to have millions of items...
March 3, 1998
Miller Flute Collection Preview Now Available in National Digital Library Program
The National Digital Library Program, in conjunction with the Music Division, has released a preview Web site dedicated to the Library's extensive Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection. The release of this site follows the Music Division's four-day FluteFest (Feb. 24-27), held in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium and featuring world famous flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal.The Miller Collection is the world's largest flute archives, comprising not only...