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Film Music: A Research Guide

Prints and Photographs Division

The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division holds some relevant materials for researching film music. Find some of these materials online, including architectural photographs of movie houses, instrument photographs, actor and performer photographs, artwork, and movie posters.

Search the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC), which allows users to search by keyword. Contact the Division directly with questions or for additional reference assistance.

About the Prints & Photographs Division

Unique in their scope and richness, the picture collections number more than 16 million images. These include photographs, historical prints, posters, cartoons, documentary drawings, fine prints, and architectural and engineering designs. While international in scope, the collections are particularly strong in materials documenting the history of the United States and the lives, interests, and achievements of the American people..