(Rare Books & Manuscripts) The holdings in the BPL's Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts Collection date from the 10th through 17th centuries, covering a wide range of subjects and documenting schools of both script and illumination from across Europe and beyond. For more information about the collection, including its contents, history, and organization, please consult the BPL research guideopens a new window.
A collection of 183 dance books covering such topics as Swedish folk dances, Buddhist ceremonial dances, ballroom dancing, classical ballet, and the history of the polka. (Rare Books & Manuscripts)
The collection contains 1400 items, primarily conductor’s scores, vocal/piano scores, lead sheets, and instrumental parts, once used by film composer, arranger, and conductor Victor Young. Best known for his Academy Award winning score for Around the World in 80 Days (1956), Young also composed the music for more than 300 films, two Broadway shows, and numerous hit songs and commercials. (The Arts)