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Performers on Their Favorite Records, 1921

While searching our files on past exhibits at the Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, the 1978 exhibit “My Favorite Recordings, 1921” caught our attention. To our surprise, along with the press release and left-over captions were the exhibit items themselves: letters dated 1921 from notable recording artists to a New York Times education writer named Wilson Fairbanks.Read More ›

Presidential Campaign Songsters from the Music Division

The Music Division has a rich collection of songsters from 1840 through 1888, particularly from the Republican and Whig parties.Read More ›

Music for Eating: Discographies Meet Recipes in the Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

New Release catalogs are useful today for researchers looking to determine the year a particular recording was released, and for the range of musical genres covered by a certain record label. While going through a section of EMI catalogs and brochures, we came across an interesting promotion for a geographically-themed LP series. Read More ›