The Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division maintains a collection of videotapes, beginning in the 1970s,
of special programs held at the Library of Congress. Known as the LC Performance Collection, it consists largely of:
poetry readings of such acclaimed women poets as Anne Sexton (1972, VAA 4591), Maya Angelou (1984, VBG 4072), Jane Kenyon
(1988, VBF 3433-3434), Rita Dove (1993, VBL 0647-0648), and Ana Castillo (1994, VBM 1209-1210)
readings of PEN fiction award-winner Helen Norris (1993, VBK 2416-1417) and novelists Ursula K. Le Guin (1974, VAA 4644) and
Joyce Carol Oates (1975, VAA 4903)
keynote addresses and talks by notable women in public life and academia, including Shirley Chisholm (1989, VBF 9251-9252),
Sandra Day O'Connor (1993, VBK 2406), and Evelyn Higginbotham (1998, VBO 7618)
music and dance performances of flutist Sandra Miller (1998, VXA 7888-7889), harpsichordist Irina Rees (1998, VXA 7918-7919),
and the Baroque Music Masters (1976, VAA 4925)
The NEA/Martha Graham Collection of 44 videotapes and one 35mm film documents the ballets and dance techniques of modern dance pioneer Martha Graham (1894-1991).
Three ballets for which Graham created three perspectives—a performance recording, a full rehearsal of the work, and a segment
demonstrating specific Graham techniques employed in that performance—are Cave of the Heart (1986-89, VAB 6288-6290), Errand into the Maze (1985-89, VAB6207-6209), and Acts of Light (1989?, VAB 6814-6815). Other titles are available through the Library's online catalog.