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Archive: 2022 (20 Posts)

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A Look Back at A Streetcar Named Desire

Posted by: Morgen Stevens-Garmon

On December 3, 1947, A Streetcar Named Desire opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City. It was the third full-length play by Tennessee Williams, a 36-year-old writer whose Broadway debut, The Glass Menagerie, was just two years earlier. Streetcar ran for more than two years clocking in at 855 performances, the longest …

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You Oughta Be in Pictures, Dana Suesse!

Posted by: Morgen Stevens-Garmon

The following is a guest post from Music Division Archivist Janet McKinney. Explore the life and work of accomplished composer Dana Suesse (1909-1987) through a collection of her papers, newly available in the Music Division! Dana Suesse (born Nadine Dana Suesse, 1909-1987) was a child piano prodigy who began performing in vaudeville shows at the …

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A Fragmented History in the Giant Bible of Mainz

Posted by: Morgen Stevens-Garmon

In the following guest post, Music Division Archives Processing Technician Dr. Rachel McNellis investigates a musical connection within the recently digitized Giant Bible of Mainz from the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. On April 4, 1952, Lessing J. Rosenwald donated an exquisite treasure to the Library of Congress: the Giant Bible of Mainz. The …