Looking Over our Shoulder: Art and Entertainment During the Cold War

State department letter to Arena Stage

This post is part of a series pertaining to SCRC’s current exhibition, Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Cold War in American Culture. Through the Cold War years, artists working in a variety of mediums in both the United States and the Soviet Union used their work to challenge the narrative Continue Reading

New and Updated Finding Aids – Part Six

All of these collections are available for use in the Special Collections Research Center. “My Maryland” operetta stage guide and score manuscripts Collection processed by Amanda Brent. Piano/vocal score and stage guide to the operetta “My Maryland” by Dorothy Donnelly and Sigmund Romberg, both created circa 1929. Both volumes originated Continue Reading

New and Updated Finding Aids – Part Four

All of these collections are available for use in the Special Collections Research Center. All collections mentioned were processed by Amanda Brent. “La Navarraise” opera scene and costume lithographs Four lithographs featuring one scene and three plates of costume designs for the opera “La Navarraise” by Heugel & Cie, Editeurs Continue Reading

New and Updated Finding Aids – Part Three

All collections mentioned were processed by Amanda Brent. Martha Swope photographs of Jerome Robbins rehearsing with ballet dancers for “Antique Epigraphs” “Two black and white photographs of Jerome Robbins rehearsing with ballet dancers for ‘Antique Epigraphs’ at the New York City Ballet, taken by Martha Swope in early 1984. Both Continue Reading

New and Updated Finding Aids – Part Two

Hello one and all! Here is a new addition of New and Updated Finding Aids – enjoy! … Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Augustine Arne engraved by William Humphrey from a painting by Robert Dunkarton This collection was processed by Elizabeth Beckman. “English composer Thomas Augustine Arne, a contemporary of George Continue Reading