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West Side Story: The Creation of a Classic

Posted by: Cait Miller

On November 9, 2021, Senior Music Specialist Mark Horowitz presented a webinar on the creation of the 1957 musical "West Side Story," drawing on materials from the Leonard Bernstein Collection, the Arthur Laurents Papers, and the Oliver Smith Papers to illustrate his talk. Learn more about the history of the musical and how to find digitized "West Side Story" material on the Library's website before viewing the Spielberg's new film adaptation.

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Two New Research Guides about Latin American Composers

Posted by: Melissa Wertheimer

I am thrilled to announce the online publication of two new Music Division research guides: Latin American Composers in Music Division Collections and Primary Sources for Latin American Composers at the Library of Congress. These guides complement each other, and you can also use one or the other depending on your own research needs and interests.