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Clara Schumann: A Guide to Resources at the Library of Congress

Periodicals and Newspaper Archives

Historical music periodicals and newspaper archives document Clara Schumann's life and career with articles, reviews, photographs, and obituaries. The Library's Databases and E-resources page organizes licensed and recommended free databases, indexing and abstracting services, and full-text reference resources. Search the databases on this page to explore both European and American publications.

TIP: Be sure to search both "Clara Wieck" and "Clara Schumann" when searching historical periodicals, keeping in mind that Clara's last name did not change until she married Robert Schumann on September 12, 1840.

Chronicling America

Subscription Databases

The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.