20 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Performing arts.

  1. Ameen Fares Rihani papers, 1897-1940

    1,250 items. 6 containers. 2.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Arab-American author and poet. Photocopies of correspondence, biographical material, and drafts of essays, historical and political analyses, literary criticism, novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and travel literature reflecting Rihani's Arab-American heritage.

  2. Rouben Mamoulian papers, 1740-1987

    59,000 items. 209 containers plus 48 oversize and 12 artifacts. 102 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Theatrical and film director. Correspondence, diaries, scripts, production material, speeches, writings, printed matter, scrapbooks, memorabilia and other papers relating to Mamoulian's life and career.

  3. Lee Strasberg papers, 1780-2006

    100,000 items. 290 containers plus 19 oversize. 123 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Actor, director, and acting teacher. Correspondence, memoranda, production files, lectures, writings, scripts, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers relating to Strasberg's theatrical and film career, Method acting, the Actors Studio, and theater history.

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  4. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995

    14,250 items. 57 containers plus 27 oversize. 26.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collector. A collection of Americana including historical letters and documents, family and personal papers, broadsides, financial and legal papers, illustrated and printed ephemera, government and legislative documents, military records, journals, and printed matter relating primarily to the expansion and development of the United States from the colonial period through the 1876 centennial.

  5. Program notes from the Voice of America Music Library Collection, 1946-1988

    23 linear feet (55 boxes, approximately 19,250 items). -- Recorded Sound Research Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States international broadcaster bureau founded in 1942. Programs and program notes make up the largest portion of the collection, along with press releases, promotional materials, audition notes, and scripts to document the programming of the VOA.

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  6. Ina Ginsburg papers, 1941-2015

    24,000 items. 58 containers plus 1 oversize; 1 artifact. 23 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Arts patron, journalist, and socialite in Washington, D.C. Correspondence and invitations, biographical material, memoirs, transcripts of interviews, travel files, meeting minutes, membership lists, guest lists, memorabilia, photographs, printed matter, and clippings relating to Ginsburg's contributions as a Washington, D.C., arts patron and hostess, Washington editor of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, and her work with the American Film Institute, the Fine Arts Advisory Panel of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Washington National Opera, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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  7. Burt Boyar collection of Sammy Davis, Jr. biographical materials, 1954-2000

    21 items. 15 containers. 6.5 linear feet. 35 sound cassettes. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author Burt Boyar is the biographer of American entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. The collection contains draft materials for his books Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr. (1965) and Sammy: An Autobiography (2000), and taped interviews with Davis used in writing the book Why Me?: The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story (1989).

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  8. Robert Whitehead papers, 1947-2002

    approximately 22,500 items. 75 containers. 38.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Robert Whitehead was a Tony Award-winning theatrical producer and director. The collection contains production files, correspondence, business papers, writings, photographs, costume and set renderings, programs and promotional materials, scripts, and other materials related to his life and career.

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  9. Marge Champion collection, 1897-2014

    approximately 9,600 items. 66 containers. 52.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    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, clippings, scripts, scrapbooks, awards and posters. The collection also holds materials related to Champion's former husband, director and choreographer Gower Champion, and her father, dancer, choreographer, and teacher Ernest Belcher.

  10. National Negro Opera Company collection, 1879-1997

    11,250 items. 68 containers. 39 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    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, 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.