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American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920

Collection illustrating the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920.

An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490 to 1920

A collection of over two hundred social dance manuals at the Library of Congress.

Bronislava Nijinska Collection

Collection of notable dancer, choreographer and teacher Bronislava Nijinska (1891-1972) contains a diverse variety of materials documenting dance and the arts in the twentieth century.

Cartoon Drawings

Offers more than 9,000 original drawings for editorial cartoons, caricatures, and comic strips spanning the late 1700s to the present, primarily from 1880 to 1980.

Cartoon Drawings: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon

Contains drawings, prints, and paintings related to the art of caricature, cartoon, and illustration, spanning the years 1780 to 1977 and includes works by American and foreign artists and illustrators.

Children's Book Selections

Presents children’s books selected from the General and Rare Book Collections at the Library of Congress.

Contemporary Fashion Archive

International project addressing contemporary fashion design. By five prominent fashion institutions.

Mukul Dey

Compilation of Mukul Dey's letters and fragments annotated by Satyasri Ukil.

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections

Free-of-charge cooperative cataloging program operated by the Library of Congress.


Archive of Turkish oral narrative presented in independent sections.

Wisconsin History

Archives research materials relating to the entertainment industry. Collections include manuscripts, videotapes, and photos.

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