Pearl Lang: A Choreographer Between Two Worlds

The following is a guest post from Chava Lansky, one of the Music Division’s Fellows from this past summer. Dance Archivist Libby Smigel introduces her. Meet Chava Lansky, a recent graduate of Barnard College where she wrote a senior thesis on dance autobiographies. With her strong interest in dance history and research on Martha Graham’s […]

Not at All Quiet on the Western Front: The Great War Initiation of a Hollywood Veteran

Zachary Maiorana interned in the European Division this summer updating lists of e-resources that are especially valuable for European studies.  He alternated with interning at the Smithsonian, as well.  Zach graduated in May from Ohio State University with a B.A. in an Honors program which included English and Linguistics and minors in History and German. […]

Announcing the 2017-2018 Season of Concerts from the Library of Congress

NEWS from the LIBRARY of CONGRESS Press Contact: Bryonna Head (202)707-3073, [email protected] Public Contact: Anne McLean (202) 707-8432 Website: Full Calendar Listing Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected] Library of Congress Announces 2017-2018 Concert Season Series features world premieres of new commissions by Harrison Birtwistle, Rebecca Saunders and […]

A Musical Artifact Rediscovered for Nagrin and Starer’s Indeterminate Figure

Last week we featured a guest post from summer Fellow Rachel McNellis who shared discoveries from her work with the Daniel Nagrin Collection. This week she links an unidentified score titled “Vanity” to one of Nagrin’s seminal dance works, Indeterminate Figure.   Daniel Nagrin, a renowned modern dancer with a humanist worldview, included this brief […]

Severed Limbs and Other Findings in the Daniel Nagrin Collection

The following is a guest post from Rachel McNellis, one of the Music Division’s summer Fellows. Dance Archivist Libby Smigel introduces her. I have been delighted to have two Case Western Reserve University Fellows this summer, and am pleased to have Rachel McNellis share her experience working with the legacy materials of choreographer Daniel Nagrin. […]

Breathing Life into the Classics: How Suffrage Plays and Tennessee Williams Complicate 20th-Century Theater

Rachel Tils is one of 37 college students who spent the last two months working at the Library as part of the 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. She is a rising junior at Pomona College studying history and theater.   The American/Century Play Company Collection held by the Music Division at the Library of Congress […]

Learning the Backstory to “Rent”

This post is by Emily Hauck, a summer intern in the Library’s Communications Office. A version of this post was first published in the Library of Congress Gazette and it also appeared on the Library of Congress Blog. No matter how much you think you know about a topic, there is always more to discover. I […]