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Flat Sousa Visits the Library of Congress During Society of American Archivists 2014 Annual Meeting

In 1924 John Philip Sousa tentatively decided to donate his music collection to the Library of Congress, the “people’s library.” He was motivated in part by the disrespectful handling of the Victor Herbert estate after his passing that year. Despite Herbert’s great influence on America’s leading composers throughout his life, large portions of his music […]

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