The following is a guest post by Music Division Archivist Dr. Stephanie Akau. Earlier this year Processing Technician Anthony Edwards and I had the privilege of processing the records of the Arsis Press. This music publishing company was founded in 1974 and run solely by intrepid school teacher, social activist, and composer Clara Lyle Boone […]
Hyun was poised to become the first Asian American director on Broadway until fate and prejudice stepped in.
The Music Division has commissioned new works of music since 1925, and this post celebrates the artistic contributions of commissioned composers from the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, May 2021.
The Music Division is excited to welcome Nashville vocalist, pianist, and songwriter Kandace Springs to the Library of Congress. Springs and her all-women trio will present a virtual performance of her most recent album, “The Women Who Raised Me.” Her program pays tribute to legendary female singers, including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, and […]
Dance Curator Libby Smigel takes a look at the life and legacy of Helen McGehee on her centenary.
Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, Emily Baumgart takes a look at several notable educators in the Music Division’s special collections.
The Music Division’s latest web archive collection, the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive, is ready for you to explore in our digital collections! This collection contains websites and select social media to document professional networks in the performing arts over time. The collection items are those of professional, labor, and advocacy organizations at regional, national, and international levels.
Dance Curator Libby Smigel gives a sneak peak at the materials inside the newly available Erick Hawkins and Lucia Dlugoszewski Papers.
Spring is finally here! And, our virtual May events are around the corner. We have a fantastic lineup of events for all music lovers. We start the month with the French Ensemble Correspondances led by conductor Sébastien Daucé evoking an evening at the court of Louis XIII at the Palace of the Louvre. Then, we […]
How a CBS radio broadcaster, Oliver Daniel, used his national platform to promote both notable and neophyte musicians.