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Leonard Bernstein: A Guide to Resources at the Library of Congress

Prints & Photographs

The Leonard Bernstein Collection (curated by and housed in the Library's Music Division) includes a substantial number of photographs; however, it is not the only collection in the Library of Congress where you will find photographs and prints that document Bernstein and his career. This section of the guide focuses on image collections available from the Prints & Photographs Division.

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..

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

PPOC contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still images held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship. The catalog provides access through group or item records to about 95% of the Division's holdings. Many of the records are accompanied by one or more digital images. In some collections, only thumbnail images display to those searching outside the Library of Congress because of potential rights considerations.