Profile: Katie Rodda

Music Specialist, Library of Congress

Katie currently works at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the Library of Congress as a Music Specialist. Before this, she was selected as a 2012 Junior Fellow for the Recorded Sound section at the National Audio Visual Conservation Center in the Library of Congress. Katie holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the Catholic University of America, a Master's degree in music theory from Temple University, and a Bachelor’s degree in trombone performance from Gettysburg College.

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The Music and Sounds of the Vietnam Era

Like many other Americans, I have been tuning in to the documentary The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick this past week. This 10-part series depicts the grim realities of the Vietnam War at home and abroad, and the soundtrack of the movie transports one back to the late 1960s quite perfectly.
With that period in mind, here are some selections from the Music Section that may take you back to that time.
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Category: Music

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The Festival That Changed American Music

Nearly 50 years ago marks the beginning of the Monterey International Pop Festival, one of the first rock festivals in the United States.
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Category: Music

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Music by Henry Purcell in the NLS Collection

On September 10th we celebrated Henry Purcell’s 356th birthday [Note: this date is actually disputed as no official baptismal record has been found. However, we will use this commonly accepted date, as it gives us a chance to talk about his music!].

Category: History

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