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Research Collections at the Library for the Performing Arts
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image
Over 23,000 moving images chronicling dance, from the earliest Edison reels to the latest television broadcasts; from ethnic dances to ballets by Balanchine; from Broadway musicals to Pilates.
Format: Film, Video, Digital Streaming Video
Chronicles the art of music in all its diversity — opera, spirituals, ragtime, jazz, musical comedy, orchestral, rock, and pop music.
Format: Printed Books, Scores and Periodicals, Clippings, Programs, Archives, Sheet Music, Electronic Resources
Performing Arts Circulating Collection
Coverage encompasses the fields of dance, drama, film and video, television, radio, music, recorded sound, and arts administration.
Subject: Theater, Performing Arts
Format: Sheet Music, Periodicals, Books, DVD's Film
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Over 500,000 sound recordings in every format: cylinder, 78rpm, LP, reel-to-reel tape, cassette, CD, laser disc.
Subject: Recorded Music, Literature and Speech
Format: Recordings, Moving Images, Printed Materials