December 16, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Dance

Curated collections of LOC.gov linksCollection Spotlight: Katherine Dunham Selections Primary Source Spotlight: Martha Graham Today in History: George M. Cohan Today in History: Bob Fosse Today in History: Stravinsky & BalanchineOnline ExhibitionsAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater: 50 Years Cultural Ambassador to the World American Ballet Theatre: Touring the Globe for 75 Years Politics and the Dancing Body Serge Diaghilev and His World: A Centennial … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Martha Graham

Martha Graham bioMartha Graham timelineMartha Graham imagesMartha Graham correspondence & other documentsMartha Graham article clippings & program billsMore Martha Graham clippingsMartha Graham at the Library streaming webcastBallet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring streaming webcastDocumenting Dance: The Making of Appalachian Spring p. 10 Library of Congress Magazine September/October 2014More Appalachian Spring primary sources & resources … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Emily Dickinson

Poet Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Dickinson seldom left home but she read a lot, exchanged letters with many people, and spent a great deal of time with her family—her sister Lavinia also lived at home her entire life and her brother Austin and his wife lived next door. Learn more about this introspective poet by investigating the resources below.The complete poems of Emily Dickinson, with an introduction by her niece, Martha Dickinson Bianchi … [Read more...]

NHD 2016: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange Topic Ideas Part II

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2016 theme sample topics list. Note: historic newspaper coverage is from 1836-1922.Exploring the Nation: The Baltimore and Ohio RailroadToday in History: B&O Railroad (background & primary source sets)An Encounter with Fanaticism: John Doyle Lee and the Arkansas Mountain Meadows MassacreExecution of John Doyle Lee before and after images History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre … [Read more...]

Today in History: Vassar College

Today in History–April 29–the Library of Congress features Vassar College. College founder Matthew Vassar was born on this date in 1792. Vassar donated half of the fortune he made in the brewing business and 200 acres in Poughkeepsie, New York to establish a premier women's college. The college was opened in 1861 and includes many alumnae of distinction. Find out more about them and Vassar College by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access related … [Read more...]

Today in History: Bob Fosse

Today in History–June 23–the Library of Congress features renowned choreographer Bob Fosse, born on this day in 1927. It seems Fosse was born into the business since his father worked in vaudeville. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more resources about Fosse, dance, and vaudeville.Robert "Bob" Fosse Was BornBob Fosse's Dance notation for Little Me, 1962Bob Fosse's initial concept for Liza With ZBob Fosse and Gwen Verdon … [Read more...]