FDsys contains these U.S. Government documents: Regulatory information (such as, Federal Register, Laws, etc.), Legislation (such as Congressional Records, Congressional Bills, etc.), Economic Indicators, Court Opinions, Constitutional analysis, and more. Coverage dates: 1994 – Current.

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London Low Life

London Low Life is a digital collection of primary source documents that brings to life the teeming streets of Victorian London. Materials include: Fast literature, posters & advertisements; penny fiction; cartoons; chapbooks; Swell’s guides to London prostitution, gambling and drinking dens; reform literature; and interactive mapping. Coverage dates: 1800 – 1900.

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Cliburn Competition Archive

By an agreement concluded in 1991, the Van Cliburn Foundation transferred to Texas Christian University materials relating to the activities of the Foundation, together with the archives of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The professional Competition, first held in 1962, was created to commemorate Van Cliburn’s sensational 1958 victory at the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Held at four-year intervals, the Competition offers a means by which the finest young concert pianists can perform before a global audience. The International Competition for Outstanding Amateurs now offers other accomplished pianists a worldwide stage.

Information about The Cliburn Competition Archive

Guide to The Van Cliburn Competitions


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Brown Bag Lunch: Cliburn Documentary May 22 and 24

It’s the first documentary in the Cliburn “Remember When” brown bag series presented by the Music/Media Library and the Cliburn Archive. Bring your lunch and join us in the Screening Room at noon on the dates listed below as we view highlights of our favorite past Competitions through the documentaries of the Cliburn Foundation.

May 22 (Part 1) and May 24 (Part 2)
Virtuosity (2013 Cliburn)
A beautifully produced introduction to the modern Cliburn just before the current Competition begins.

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Music Online: African American Music Reference

Music Online: African American Music Reference chronicles the history and culture of the African American music experience through reference, biography, sheet music, images, lyrics and other print genres. Comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights, slave, minstrelsy, R&B, gospel and other forms of black American musical expression. Coverage dates: 19th century – Current.

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