Guide to Performing Arts Resources
Performing arts collections, resources, and exhibitions at the Library of Congress
About the Guide
The Guide to Performing Arts Resources provides information on collections and other resources at the Library of Congress pertaining to music, theater, and dance. Most of these collections and resources can be found in the Music Division, the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, and the American Folklife Center, although there are additional resources available in other divisions of the Library such as the Manuscript Division and the Rare Books and Special Collections Division.
Browsing by subject allows the user to retrieve lists of library collections and resources, such as finding aids, databases, online presentations, and exhibitions. The subject list is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather a reflection of what can be found at the Library of Congress. Each collection or resource has a descriptive summary and additional information when available. If the collection has been digitized or is available online, a link to it will be provided. These links lead to online resources in the Performing Arts Encyclopedia, as well as other areas of the Library's Web site, including American Memory, Exhibitions, and a number of reading room Web pages.
Please note: Most resources are only available by visiting the Library in Washington, D.C., in person. Each resource description displays information on how to contact the Library of Congress. Since some resources will need to be retrieved from remote storage, in order to ensure the availability of materials, all researchers are advised to write or telephone the Performing Arts Reading Room prior to visiting.
Launch Date: July 31, 2007 (release 2)