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American variety stage vaudeville and popular entertainment, 1870-1920 /
Multimedia collection containing digitized versions of selected Library of Congress holdings. Represents diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Includes 334 English and Yiddish language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, sixty-one motion pictures, and 143 photographs and twenty-nine memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini Part of the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress
Ethnomusicology musical instrument collection
Contains over 250 images of musical instruments from the collection of the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Division
Inventing entertainment the motion pictures and sound recordings of the Edison companies
Features motion pictures, sound recordings, photographs, and original magazine articles. Includes histories of Edison's invention and manufacture of motion pictures and sound recordings, and a special biography page on Edison, inventor of the phonograph, kinetograph, and kinetoscope
Lebrecht Music Collection
Large collection of music photographs, lithographs and paintings covering early all eras of music and musical forms. Includes creative associates of music including opera houses, concert halls, cinema, and art
NYPL Digital Gallery
Provides access to over 415,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more
Opera in video - UW restricted UW restricted
A streaming video database that will contain approximately 250 important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's leading performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon
William P. Gottlieb photographs from the golden age of jazz
The collection, which consists of over sixteen hundred photographs of celebrated jazz legends, chronicles the jazz scene from 1938 to 1948, primarily in New York City and Washington, D.C


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