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Stephen Collins Foster: A Guide to Resources

Beginning Your Research

As your begin your research into the life and works of Stephen Collins Foster, the diverse collection of individual essays, printed texts, dissertations, and external websites listed here provide both a starting point, and some extensive scholarly work on this musician. In particular, the essays, written by Library of Congress curators, focus on several of Foster's most popular songs.

Essays and Blog Posts

The following essays were originally written either for the wide-ranging project, Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America, or the Music Division's blog "In the Muse."

Selected Bibliography

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

External Websites

The majority of primary resources related to the life and work of Stephen Collins Foster can be found in the Stephen Foster Collection, housed at the University of Pittsburgh, which is accessible through the link below.