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New York. O what a charming city! Written and composed by I.A. Gairdner A.M. sheet music cover
Early American Sheet Music
Music printed or copied in manuscript
in the United States or the colonies
through 1820.

On Exhibit
(Extended at LC through December)


Baseball images collage "Baseball's Greatest Hits:
The Music of Our National Game"

Performing Arts Reading Room Lobby
LM-113, February 9 - December 31, 2017

Hours:
Weekdays and Saturday
8:30am to 5:00 pm
No materials pulled after 4:15pm
Closed Federal holidays

Location:
101 Independence Ave., SE
Room LM 113
James Madison Memorial Bldg
Washington, D.C. 20540-4710
Phone: 202-707-5507
Map showing location

ATTENTION:
Before Visiting the Performing Arts Reading Room:
All researchers are advised to write or telephone the Performing Arts Reading Room prior to visiting. Many collections are stored off-site, and advance notice is needed to retrieve these items for research use.

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The Performing Arts Reading Room is the access point for the collections in the custody of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Numbering approximately 20.5 million items and spanning more than 1000 years of Western music history and practice, these holdings include the classified music and book collections, music and literary manuscripts, iconography, microforms, periodicals, musical instruments, published and unpublished copyright deposits, and close to 500 special collections in music, theater, and dance.
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