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The online Leonard Bernstein Collection that is part of the Library of Congress American Memory project is rich with a variety of media, including: "Professor Lenny", an essay about Bernstein from the New York Review of Books; many endearing photographs; over 1,100 pieces of correspondence to and from family, friends, and colleagues; 177 scripts from his "Young People's Concerts"; and a timeline of his life from 1918-1990 which records his musical career, as well as his personal life. In order to assist visitors with all of this wonderful material, a helpful finding aid for the collection is also provided. Click on the "About This Collection" section on the left side of the page, to quickly find the links to the above-mentioned sections. The visitor should not miss looking at some of the photos from the "Gallery" area. Many of the photos are divided up into one to three year sections, and some are divided up by decade, making it a very manageable gallery. Under the "1955-1957" tab you will find some wonderful photos of Bernstein's wife and young children, Jamie and Alexander. The gallery is filled with images of him with his family, many of which had been made into holiday cards.
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Date of Scout Publication 2008-10-03
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