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

Newspapers and Periodicals

Newspapers and periodicals offered prolific coverage of silent film throughout the early twentieth century. Regularly featured in this coverage was commentary on and discussion of music for film. Reviews, critiques, and how-to guides likewise abound. These publications are available onsite at the Library in the Main Reading Room or online through other institutions. Some of the most notable publications include those listed below.

The following titles offer a representative sample and link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.

The following databases provide additional digital access to magazine and newspaper articles published during the silent film era.