LoC Music


Library of Congress Digital Collections includes more than 60 music-related collections. Searchable; browse by collection or use the finding aids. Sample of music archive subjects include: liturgical chants, Aaron Copland, African-American band music, Amazing Grace, American ballroom dance instruction manuals, Ballets Russes, baseball sheet music, Bronislava Nijinska, Carnegie Hall conversations with composers, Civil War-era sheet music, Coptic Orthodox litrugical chant and hymnody, choral music, Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine, Dolly Parton and country music, early American sheet music, Elliott Carter, Ernest Bloch, Federal Theatre Project, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Liszt, Gaetano Brunetti, Gerry Mulligan, Jazz filmography, Leonard Bernstein, Songs of America, John Philip Sousa, Martha Graham, ragtime, Roger Reynolds, Samuel Barber, Katherine Dunham, musical theater, William P. Gottlieb, women’s suffrage in sheet music, World War I, Yiddish American popular sheet music.

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  • keywords: primary source; audio; video; notation; manuscript; cultural context; global history; multimedia; race studies; gender studies; material culture; early music, Western music, archive
  • Listing ID: 1938
  • Resource Type: Database/Archive
  • Audience: undergrad + grad
  • Century: multiple centuries

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