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Various Signs: "Here To Stay"
The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin:
In time the Rockies may crumble, and Gibraltar may tumble, but the music of composer George Gershwin (1898-1937) and his lyricist-brother Ira (1896-1983) is clearly here to stay. The mention of their names conjures images of Scott Fitzgerald's Gatsby, Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies, Jazz Age nightclubs, and Manhattan skyline, and Art Deco interiors. Evoking the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s, Gershwin compositions continue to be heard in concert halls, theaters, opera houses, and cabarets around the world. Their songs have become so much a part of the fabric of the national culture that few Americans do not know them. Moreover, the Gershwins' lives continue to be exploited in scholarly and popular studies.
The Gershwins left manuscript scores and lyric sheets, printed works, correspondence, photographs, film, and sound recordings that detail their work and their lives. Gifts of these materials to the Library of congress from Ira and his wife, Leonore Strunsky Gershwin (1900-1991), as well as from the Gershwins' mother, Rose (ca. 1876-1948), Gershwin siblings Arthur (1900-1981) and Frances (b. 1906), and other family members and friends have created the world's preeminent collection of original Gershwin documents. Selected items from the Gershwin Collection, which is housed in the Library's Music Division, are exhibited in this room.
Wikipedia Description: Library of Congress
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The Library of Congress is the de facto national library of the United States and the research arm of the United States Congress. Located in Washington, D.C., it is the largest by shelf space and one of the most important libraries in the world. Its collections include more than 30 million catalogued books and other print materials in 470 languages; more than 58 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America, including a Gutenberg Bible (one of only four perfect vellum copies known to exist); over 1 million US Government publications; 1 million issues of world newspapers spanning the past three centuries; 33,000 bound newspaper volumes; 500,000 microfilm reels; over 6,000 comic books titles; the world's largest collection of legal materials; films; 4.8 million maps; sheet music; 2.7 million sound recordings; the Betts Stradivarius; and the Cassavetti Stradivarius. The head of the Library is the Librarian of Congress.
Origins and Jefferson's donation (1800-1851):
The Library of Congress was established on April 24, 1800, when President John Adams signed an act of Congress providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. Part of the legislation appropriated $5,000 "for the purchase of such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress ..., and for fitting up a suitable apartment for containing them...." Books were ordered from London and the collection, consisting of 740 books and three maps, was housed in the new Capitol.
Thomas Jefferson played an important role in the Library's early formation, signing into law on January 26, 1802 the first law establishing the structure of the Library of Congress. The law established the presidentially-appointed post of Librarian of Congress and a Joint Committee on the Library to regulate and oversee the Library, as well as giving the President and Vice Preside ...More...
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2013 photos: So far, my camera is mostly the Fuji X-S1 but, depending on the event, I'm also using a Nikon D7000 and Nikon D600.
Trips this year have been limited to a Civil War Trust conference in Memphis.