Melissa Capozio Jones explores Ross Lee Finney’s questionnaire to composers during World War II.
The Library of Congress Music Division announces the newly updated online resource, Franz Liszt at the Library of Congress, and includes a few examples drawn from the online collection.
Anita M. Weber provides a brief look at the individual materials and research possibilities discoverable in the Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, Sub-Committee on Music papers.
The following is a guest post from Music Division Archivist Janet McKinney. By their very nature, the performing arts depend on the key element of live interaction. But what happens to this art when that component is taken away? In March 2020, concert halls, theaters, and other live performance venues were forced to close their […]
A look at three design renderings from the Paul F. Stiga Collection of Stage and Costume Design and how they connect to stories about the LGBTQ+ experience.
Rachel McNellis announces a new finding aid to an expansive collection of music materials.
In honor of National Tap Dance Day, here is the second part of Dance Curator Libby Smigel’s interview with Debbi Dee. Earlier this month, Debbi Dee shared her memories of learning tap dancing as a child and becoming an award-winning teacher. In the second half of the interview, Dee explains how her career grew into […]
As we recognize the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, the Music Division highlights Marian Anderson’s iconic 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial by sharing a program and related telegram from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation Collection.
Dance Curator Libby Smigel talks to Debbi Dee exploring the tap dancer’s early training and teaching.
The Library of Congress celebrated the acquisition of the Neil Simon Papers by hosting a conversation with actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker who currently star in the Broadway revival of Simon’s comedy Plaza Suite. Watch a recording of their conversation with Plaza Suite director John Benjamin Hickey, as well as a video overview of the Simon Papers featuring Senior Music Specialist Mark Horowitz.