Since 1925, the Music Division of the Library of Congress has presented a series of chamber-music concerts that have featured
some of the best American women performers in the country. Since 1940, most of these concerts have been recorded and the tapes
held in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Performers Leontyne Price (b. 1927), Dawn Upshaw (b.
1960), Phyllis Curtin (b. 1921), and other classical music vocalists and instrumentalists can be heard on these history-making
recordings. These concerts and musical events are fully cataloged in the Library's online catalog, where they are searchable
by name, program title, title of musical works performed, and some Library of Congress subject headings.
The division's musical recording collections continue to grow, owing both to record companies' compliance with copyright laws
that require commercial sound recording deposits and to acquisition activities that build the collections of historical commercial
recordings and expand the unique archival collections.