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Performances and Performing Arts
The Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division maintains a collection of videotapes, beginning in the 1970s, of special programs held at the Library of Congress (LC).
LC Performance Collection
This collection consists largely of:
Poetry readings of such acclaimed women poets as Anne Sexton (1972, VAA 4591), Maya Angelou (1984, VBG 4072), Jane Kenyon (1988, VBF 3433-3434), Rita Dove (1993, VBL 0647-0648), and Ana Castillo (1994, VBM 1209-1210)
Readings of PEN fiction award-winner Helen Norris (1993, VBK 2416-1417) and novelists Ursula K. Le Guin (1974, VAA 4644) and Joyce Carol Oates (1975, VAA 4903)
Keynote addresses and talks by notable women in public life and academia, including Shirley Chisholm (1989, VBF 9251-9252), Sandra Day O'Connor (1993, VBK 2406), and Evelyn Higginbotham (1998, VBO 7618)
Music and dance performances of flutist Sandra Miller (1998, VXA 7888-7889), harpsichordist Irina Rees (1998, VXA 7918-7919), and the Baroque Music Masters (1976, VAA 4925)