Pride in the Library: LGBTQ+ Voices in the Library’s Collections

This is a guest post by Meg Metcalf, women’s, gender and LGBTQ+ studies librarian in the Main Reading Room. It was originally posted on the Library of Congress Blog.

The collections of the Library of Congress tell the rich and diverse story of LGBTQ+ life in America and around the world. To share this story, the Library organized a three-day “pop-up” display from June 8 through 10 featuring selections from its extensive LGBTQ+ holdings. For a quick guided tour, check out the video below.

The materials on display highlighted the creativity, innovation and courage of the LGBTQ+ community throughout history and showcased the work of writers, performers, activists, public figures and service members through books, manuscripts, newspapers, recordings and ephemera. These voices preserve our American story and its international connections.

Materials on display included

Download the full list of exhibit items here.

Discovering the Music within our Dance collections: Composer Lucia Dlugoszewski and the Erick Hawkins Dance Company

The following is a guest post from Kaitlin (Kate) Doyle, one of the Music Division’s summer Fellows. Dance Curator Libby Smigel introduces her.    Meet Kate Doyle, a doctoral candidate specializing in experimental composition and sound for performance art at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Kate spent her summer as a CWRU Fellow […]

2016-2017 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season

The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived! We are pleased to announce the 2016-2017 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress, which builds on our continuing mission: to give the music on the shelves of the Library a living voice, and let the people hear it. You can read the season announcement press […]

New Video Roundup

We’ve released a wide variety of videos from recent concerts, lectures, and other events. Learn what’s newly available below. Sign-up for Library of Congress Video Alerts Enter your email address then direct to “Subscriber Preferences.” Select “New Webcasts” and hit submit to receive notifications of new releases via email. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Subscribe […]

European Month of Culture: Spotlight on Italy

Here’s a new blog by our colleague Jason Steinhauer about Elia Andrea Corazza’s research in the papers of Serge Diaghilev at the Library of Congress. This blog commemorates European Month of Culture, and is cross-posted from Insights, a blog about scholarly work at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Elia Andrea […]

Film by Ezra Hurwitz: “Martha Graham at the Library”

The “Martha Graham at the Library” Festival is in full-swing! We were thrilled to see many of you at the events on Thursday and Saturday of last week. As we get closer to the performances by the Martha Graham Dance Company (April 1-8pm; April 2-2pm & 8pm), we have a special treat for you. The […]

Martha Graham at the Library Festival

“Martha Graham at the Library” Festival March 24-April 2, 2016 Library of Congress, Washington, DCMade possible by: The Irving and Verna Fine Fund in the Library of Congress Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Dr. Ryuji Ueno Embassy of Sweden & Swedish Arts Council Press Release Program Booklet Event Listings Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 7 pm […]

Tap Dance in America Launches Today!

The following is a guest post by Constance Valis Hill,  jazz tap dancer, choreographer, and scholar of performance studies. Her book, Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers (2000) received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. Tap Dancing America, A Cultural History (2010) was supported by grants from the John Simon Guggenheim […]

Are you ready for the 9/2 ticket release?

ARE YOU READY FOR THE FALL TICKET RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 2 at 10am (ET)? If you’re all set for Wednesday, read no further and we’ll see you soon at an event! If you have questions about ticketing, we’re here to help. As you may know, beginning this season Concerts from the Library of Congress ticketing will […]

2015-2016 Season Brochure

DIGITAL SEASON BROCHURE Come one, come all! The 2015-2016 Concerts from the Library of Congress season brochure is now available! You can view the digital version here. Print copies will be mailed in the coming weeks. You can join our print mailing list by sending your address to concerts [at] loc [dot] gov. Note: For […]