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Resources for Orchestra Conductors at the Library of Congress

Special Collections

Young People's Concerts publicity photo. 1964. Leonard Bernstein Collection. Library of Congress Music Division.

Special Collections are groups of primary and secondary source materials united by common subjects or creators. The following list provides a selection of Music Division special collections that feature conductors, conductor-composers, and conductor-performers as collection creators or primary subjects. The collection titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online information, including collection findings aids, are included when available.

Patrons are also encouraged to search across published finding aids for names of specific conductors in order to find additional primary sources such as correspondence, photographs, and concert programs. Finding aids are the documents researchers use to navigate through the categories of materials within a special collection. Finding aids provide box numbers within a category and valuable information about the acquisition history, anticipated additions of materials, related collections, and more.

Selected List of Special Collections

These selected special collections are a sample of the Music Division's holdings related to orchestra conductors. Consult our continuously updated list of Music Division Special Collections to find more.