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Five Questions: Melissa Young and the Many, Many Awards of Roger L. Stevens

Posted by: Morgen Stevens-Garmon

In this week’s post we are revisiting an older “In the Muse” series, Five Questions. In the past, we used this interview format as a way to get to know Music Division interns and contract archivists, but in today’s five questions, Processing Technician Melissa Young talks about theatrical producer and Kennedy Center founding chairman Roger …

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Alvin Ailey and the Black Experience

Posted by: Paul Sommerfeld

The following is a guest blog post from Dance Curator Libby Smigel and Howard University intern Jacquelyn Chin: The Music Division was selected to host one of the Library’s three spring internships from Howard University. Dance archivist Libby Smigel is working with Jacquelyn Chin on the Division’s Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation collection.  A senior psychology …

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Six Questions: Paul Fraunfelter, Digital Conversion Specialist

Posted by: Pat Padua

The following post is by Carlos Martinez III, Office of Strategic Initiatives. In a recent blog post, I discussed a World War I Sheet Music digitization project and some of my contributions to it. I had the pleasure of working alongside several team members and Paul Fraunfelter, Digital Conversion Specialist from the Music Division. Over …

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Five Questions: Xavier Zientarski, Intern

Posted by: Pat Padua

The following interview was conducted by frequent In the Muse contributor, Senior Music Cataloger Sharon McKinley. How did you come to be an intern in the Music Division? I heard about this program through my honors courses. As a member of Renaissance Scholars Honors program at Montgomery College, I was frequently told to apply to …

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Five Questions: Intern Edition

Posted by: Pat Padua

The following is a guest post by Ruth Bright, an intern working in Music Cataloging. Thanks to Sharon McKinley, Senior Music Cataloger, for conducting the interview. What made you want to apply for an internship at the Library of Congress? As a member of the Renaissance Scholars Honors Program at Montgomery College, I was encouraged …

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Five Questions: Florence Barber

Posted by: Pat Padua

The Music Division congratulates Florence Barber, who is leaving the Library after a long and storied career. ┬áCait Miller posed Five Questions to Florence. Florence, how many years have you worked for the Library of Congress? How long have you been in the Music Division specifically? Well, I have been employed by the Library of …