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Music for Silent Film: A Guide to Resources at the Library of Congress

Manuscript Division

The Manuscript Division has several silent-film-related special collections, primarily of actors and producers from the silent film era. The selected list below contains titles of these collections with links to finding aids.

View a complete list of finding aids for Manuscript Division special collections on their website. For additional reference assistance with these materials or questions about uncataloged items, contact the Manuscript Division.

Highlighted Special Collections

About the Manuscript Division

The Manuscript Division seeks to preserve personal papers and organizational records that document the course of America's national experience. Its more than twelve thousand collections and more than seventy million items touch upon every aspect of American history and culture. The Manuscript Division's holdings are strongest, however, in the areas of American national government, the federal judiciary, diplomacy, military history, women's history, and black history.