Music Division Archivist Janet McKinney has processed the papers of numerous remarkable women in the arts, most recently composers Hazel Scott (1920-1981) and Dana Suesse (1911-1987). Scott and Suesse each began their musical journey as a child piano prodigy and found somewhat parallel paths as successful composers and performers spanning popular, jazz, and classical genres in the 1930s-1950s. Join us for a conversation with Janet McKinney and rediscover the lives, careers, and music of these two trailblazing women – all documented in the Music Division’s Hazel Scott Papers and Dana Suesse Papers.
The Researching Women & Gender at the Library series engages attendees with quarterly presentations on researching women’s history and gender studies using Library of Congress collections and resources. The session will not be recorded.
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