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Wed, 26 Dec 2018 08:00:19 -0600
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Tue, 27 Nov 2018 07:00:15 -0600
Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library

Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library

The Library’s resolution for 2019 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2018!

Your gift can:

With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all.

Join us TODAY by making your 2018 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.

Donate Now

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Fri, 25 May 2018 12:44:46 -0500
Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library

Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library

The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement.

The Library of Congress depends on donations from people like you to produce exhibitions, events, programs, and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with our unique collections, experts, and services.

Gifts bring the Library to life with music, dance, film, sound, culture, scholarship, research, discussions and ideas. Your gift, no matter the size, will support diverse programs that are entirely FREE for everyone to enjoy, and will make the Library’s treasures and services more accessible.

Help spread the word today and encourage your friends and family to make a gift to the nation’s library, your gateway to understanding the world!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

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Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:00:14 -0600
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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:07:51 -0600
Thanks for Your Support!
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Thank You for Supporting the Library!

Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first year-end giving campaign is a success because of you.

Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy. Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information.

Still haven't finalized your year-end giving plans? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world.

Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning!


DONATE NOW

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Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:00:16 -0600
Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library
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December 27, 2017

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Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017

The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017!

Your gift can:

  • Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives
  • Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars
  • Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities

With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all.

Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.      

Thank you!

Susan K. Siegel
Director of Development

 

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:23 -0600
Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library
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News from the Library of Congress

December 27, 2017

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Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017

The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017!

Your gift can:

  • Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives
  • Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars
  • Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities

With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all.

Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.      

Thank you!

Susan K. Siegel
Director of Development

 

DONATE NOW

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:00:15 -0600
Thank You for Supporting the Library
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Thank You for Supporting the Library!

Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first celebration of #GivingTuesday is a success because of you.

Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy.  Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information.

Did you miss the opportunity to give on #GivingTuesday? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world.

Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning!


DONATE NOW

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:20 -0600
Make Your Gift to the Nation’s Library!
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Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library

The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement.

The Library of Congress is strengthened by donations from people like you. Gifts bring the Library to life with music, dance, film, sound, culture, scholarship, research, discussions and ideas. Your gift, no matter the size, will expand the collections and support diverse programs that are entirely FREE for everyone to enjoy, and will make the Library’s treasures and services more accessible. Here's more information.

Help spread the word today and encourage your friends and family to make a gift to the nation’s library, your gateway to understanding the world!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.


DONATE NOW

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:46:40 -0500
Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning
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News from the Library of Congress

November 21, 2017

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Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning

This year, for the first time, the Library of Congress is participating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November 28, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Here's more information.

The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway to understanding the world. There is so much to discover, not only the nation’s memory, but the world’s—information from all corners of the earth, in more than 470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access the Library’s treasures from anywhere.

Save the Date to Make Your Gift!

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.


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Tue, 27 May 2014 12:05:25 -0500
New Finding Aid: Roman Totenberg papers, 1846-2011

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Roman Totenberg was a Polish-American violinist and teacher. The collection contains annotated music scores, correspondence, business files, biographical materials, photographs, programs, clippings and other materials that document his life and career as a twentieth-century master of the violin.
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:50:34 -0500
Like us on Facebook! Performing Arts at the Library of Congress

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Recent posts on our Facebook page have included video podcasts on Rodgers and Hammerstein hosted by Michael Feinstein; a shelfie celebrating jazz legend Sun Ra; and a photograph of mourners at Clara Schumann's funeral. The Library of Congress, home to one of the largest collections of music, theater, and dance-related materials in the world, supports research and performance through acquisition, preservation, concerts, public programs and commissions.
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:40:58 -0600
New Finding Aid: Wanda Landowska and Denise Restout papers, circa 1850s-1969

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Wanda Landowska was a Polish keyboardist, composer, and teacher best known for revitalizing harpsichord performance in the twentieth century. Her school at Saint-Leu-la-Foret, founded in 1925, became one of the great centers for the collection, study, and performance of Baroque music until it was looted by the Nazis in 1940. The collection consists of annotated music, correspondence, business papers, writings, programs, photographs, and other materials that document the legacy of Landowska. These materials largely reflect the activities and music library of Landowska and her pupil, Denise Restout, after their migration to the United States in 1941. Only the container list for the music materials is available online at this time.
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Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:32:52 -0500
New Finding Aid: Daniel Nagrin collection, circa 1920-2006

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Daniel Nagrin (1917-2008) was an American dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer. The collection contains materials relating to his life and career, and includes holograph and published scores, choreographic and dance technique notes, photographs, correspondence, marketing and fundraising materials, clippings, programs, teaching and administrative materials, production elements, articles by Nagrin and others, drafts of his books, business papers, and personal and biographical files. In addition, there are significant materials related to Nagrin's first wife, dancer and choreographer, Helen Tamiris.
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Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:32:42 -0500
New Finding Aid: Songs of Edward Lipton, 1967-1984

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Edward Lipton (1934-2011) was a songwriter and performer primarily known for writing children's songs. The collection contains manuscript scores for songs he wrote for both children and adults. Many are accompanied by lyric sheets.
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:35:33 -0500
New Finding Aid: Mildred Spiegel Zucker Collection of Leonard Bernstein Correspondence and Related Materials

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Music teacher Mildred Spiegel Zucker was a childhood friend of Leonard Bernstein with whom she maintained a lifelong friendship. The collection mostly consists of correspondence that Bernstein sent to Zucker dating from his time as a counselor at Camp Onata, as a student at the Curtis Institute of Music, and during the beginning of his career in New York.
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:35:16 -0500
Carmen McRae papers, 1931-1993

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Carmen Mercedes McRae (1920-1994) was an American jazz vocalist, pianist, composer, and recording artist. The papers chiefly contain musical arrangements and lead sheets for approximately 800 songs. While many of the arrangements include both full scores and parts, the majority are lead sheets or parts used for her small group performances. The papers also include a small amount of correspondence, photographs, song lists, program notes, and promotional materials.
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:35:11 -0500
New Finding Aid: Howard Ashman Papers, 1973-2010

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Howard Ashman (1950-1991) was a lyricist, librettist, playwright and director. The papers chiefly consist of materials from his work, including his collaborations with composer Alan Menken, such as Little Shop of Horrors and the Disney animated musicals The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Materials include scripts, piano-conductor scores, correspondence, business papers, photographs, scrapbooks, posters, clippings, notes, research materials, programs, writings, drawings, sketches, storyboards, address and date books, and memorial tributes.

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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:35:18 -0600
New Finding Aid: Halsey Stevens Papers, circa 1920-1987

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Halsey Stevens was an American composer, musicologist, and teacher. He is best known for his chamber music works and published monograph, The Life and Music of Bela Bartok. The collection contains music manuscripts, writings, research materials, programs, correspondence, and other materials related to his projects. Only the music materials are available online at this time. These materials consist of scores, parts, and sketches for instrumental works for keyboard, chamber ensemble, and full orchestra, as well as vocal and choral works and arrangements for varying instrumentations.

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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:35:16 -0600
National Negro Opera Company collection, 1879-1997

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The National Negro Opera Company, the first African-American opera company in the United States, was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1941, by Mary Cardwell Dawson. The collection contains materials and records related to the company and to Dawson. It includes correspondence, administrative and financial records, photographs, programs, promotional and publicity materials, scrapbooks, clippings, address books, notebooks, costumes, music, and books. In addition, the collection contains materials related to opera singer La Julia Rhea, who performed with the company, and Walter M. Dawson, Mary Cardwell Dawson's husband, who worked for the company.
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Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:36:59 -0600
New Finding Aid:Arthur Laurents papers, circa 1900-2011

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Arthur Laurents (1917-2011) was an American playwright, screenwriter and Broadway director. The collection, which documents his life and career, includes scripts, correspondence, datebooks, photographs, book drafts, production notes, programs, publicity materials, business papers, awards, clippings, and articles.
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Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:36:54 -0600
New Finding Aid: Arthur Schwartz papers, 1900-1983

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Arthur Schwartz was an American composer and film producer. He is particularly known for his songwriting partnership with lyricist Howard Dietz. The collection, which documents his life and career, includes music manuscripts, sketches and lyric sheets, correspondence, photographs, scripts, clippings, publicity materials, financial and legal documents, writings, and awards.
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Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:36:01 -0500
New Finding Aid: Correspondence from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation collection, 1894-1953

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Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge was a composer, pianist, and patron of music. In 1925, she created the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congress in support of chamber music. The collection contains Coolidge's correspondence to and from many of the prominent musical artists of the first half of the twentieth century as well as Library of Congress librarians and administrators. The remaining materials in the collection, including photographs, scrapbooks, business papers, programs, publicity materials, iconography, realia, and clippings, are available for research and will be incorporated into the finding aid at a later date. Music manuscripts of works commissioned by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge or the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Congress comprise a substantial portion of the collection and are cataloged individually.
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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:36:41 -0500
New Finding Aid: Marge Champion collection, 1910-2006

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Marge Champion (b. 1919) is an American actress, dancer, director, choreographer, and teacher. The collection, which documents her life and career, includes biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, programs, promotional materials, manuscript music scores and parts, articles, business papers, clippings, scripts, scrapbooks, awards and posters. The collection also includes materials related to Champion's former husband, director and choreographer Gower Champion, and her father, dancer and choreographer Ernest Belcher.
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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:36:36 -0500
Bronislava Nijinska Collection: New in the Performing Arts Encyclopedia

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The collection of notable dancer, choreographer and teacher Bronislava Nijinska (1891-1972) contains a diverse variety of materials documenting dance and the arts in the twentieth century. Available here are over 200 collection items, including manuscripts, books, diaries, choreographic notebooks, correspondence, moving image materials, music scores, photographs, posters, programs, set and costume designs, and scrapbooks.
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Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev: New in the Performing Arts Encyclopedia

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The world of ballet changed dramatically when the Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev took Paris by storm at the Theatre du Chatelet in May of 1909. This web presentation includes a wide range of Ballets Russes objects, including photographs, scrapbooks, writings, music scores, costume and set designs, choreographic notes, diaries, and programs.
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