Mezzo-soprano Kathleen Shimeta stumbled upon Gena Branscombe (1881–1977) in the late 1990s when Shimeta was planning a Valentine’s Day recital. Branscombe, it turned out, had set to music Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous sonnet beginning “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Delighted by the composition, Shimeta wanted to know more — including […]
Saxophonist Chris Potter talks about the legacy of jazz great BIlly Strayhorn, whose papers are now at the Library of Congress.
Cary O’Dell at the Library’s National Recording Registry is the maestro of our ever-popular Mystery Photo Contest, and he’s back with another entry.
Doris Day photographs at the LIbrary of Congress include 1940s portraits by the legendary photographer William P. Gottlieb.
Carolyn Bennett, a music at Wheeler Middle/High School in North Stonington, Connecticut, is a teacher-in-residence a the Library’s Learning and Innovation Office this year.
Raymond White discusses his work as a Music Division specialist.
Aaron Diehl, 2018-2019 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar, talks about his research at the Library.
Suffrage songs were a significant part of the movement for the 19th Amendment, with novelty pieces such as “She’s Good Enough to Have Your Baby and She’s Good Enough to Vote with You” lending a sense of humor to the campaign.
These audio documentaries in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress document the genius, and the impact, of some of most signficant recordings in American history.
The National Recording Registry Class of 2019 includes Jay-Z, Sam & Dave, Cyndi Lauper and Robert F. Kennedy.