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Sophie Maslow and the Chanukah Festivals for Israel

Posted by: Melissa Wertheimer

The following is a guest post by Hallie Chametzky. Dance Archivist Libby Smigel introduces Hallie: Hallie Chametzky completed her summer Junior Fellowship with the Music Division in early August. Working with the papers of choreographer and Martha Graham Dance Company member Sophie Maslow, she discovered a wealth of documentation on a significant performance event, the …

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Discover Dance at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Melissa Wertheimer

Dance Archivist Libby Smigel and I are excited to present a Saturday Research Orientation for dance on October 20! Whether you’re a seasoned dance researcher, a first-time Library visitor, local dance educator, or student currently studying dance, we can’t wait to meet you and share our resources with you. Please register for this free event …

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“A Plan and a Hope:” Woody Guthrie, Sophie Maslow, and the Many Gifts of Modern Dance

Posted by: Melissa Wertheimer

The following is a guest post from Hallie Chametzky, one of the Music Division’s Fellows from this past summer. Dance Archivist Libby Smigel introduces her.   Meet Hallie Chametzky, a senior in dance at Virginia Commonwealth University. Selected this past summer as a Junior Fellow working on the Martha Graham Legacy Project, Hallie chose to …

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An Exciting Ride: Gower Champion’s Carnival! Legacy

Posted by: Paul Sommerfeld

The following is a second guest post from Stephanie Ruozzo, a doctoral candidate in musicology at Case Western Reserve University. As a summer CWRU Fellow in the Music Division, Stephanie organized the additions to the papers already held in the Marge Champion Collection. For this post, Stephanie highlights the variety and extent of documentation of …

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Announcing the 2018-2019 Season of Concerts from the Library of Congress

Posted by: David Plylar

Concerts from the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 season, filled with an astonishing roster of artists and speakers. Building on the world-class chamber music you love to hear in the Coolidge Auditorium—which this year includes the Emerson Quartet with David Finckel, the Brentano Quartet with Hsin-Yun Huang and the Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio, …

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Marge Champion, Fairest of Them All: The Towering Talent Behind Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Stephanie Ruozzo, one of the Music Division’s summer Fellows from Case Western Reserve University. Dance Specialist Libby Smigel introduces her:  Meet Stephanie Ruozzo, a doctoral candidate researching Jerome Kern as part of her doctoral studies in musicology. Stephanie is spending her summer as a CWRU Fellow consulting the …

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Special Collections: New Finding Aids Available!

Posted by: Cait Miller

The Music Division of the Library of Congress is home to over 500 named special collections – that is, the personal papers of significant figures and companies ranging from composers, to musicians, to costume designers, to choreographers, to publishers and beyond. You can see an alphabetical listing of our special collections online that includes links …