The Music Division recently processed the Henry Mancini Papers and published a finding aid to the composer’s collection.
The Music Division announces the publication of the finding aid to the John Raitt Collection, a collection that documents the life and career of Broadway leading man John Raitt (1917-2005).
The Library of Congress is home to the Harriet Hoctor Collection, an archive that documents the life and career of “America’s premiere ballerina” of the 1920s and 1930s.
In celebration of the Virtual National Book Festival, this blog post provides an overview of the Music Division’s many digital collections and other content available online.
A new research guide helps users discover and view the print, manuscript, and digital collections specific to the composer Ludwig van Beethoven in the Library’s Music Division.
This final post in a series of three on musical vacations heads to the beach for sun, surf, and shellfish.
Part one of this three part travel series takes – through music – a road trip out west to Death Valley, Lassen Peak, Yellowstone, and Lake Louise.
When searching for someone to compose a pianoforte arrangement of their immensely popular comic opera The Mikado, the theatrical duo plucked a young former shoemaker from Lynn, Massachusetts.
Before the dawn of the Third Reich, Jewish scholar Hugo Leichtentritt encountered three fellow musicologists: Oscar Sonneck, Carl Engel, and Harold Spivacke. Each of these men would assume the role of Chief of the Music Division of the Library of Congress and be instrumental to the preservation of the oeuvres of international artists, including Leichtentritt.
Meet three members of the Seeger Family—Charles Seeger, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and their daughter Peggy Seeger—through their music, writings, and correspondence in the newly described Seeger Family Collection. This wide-ranging and personal collection provides a number of avenues for research in folk and modern music, musicology, and family history.