Many commercial recordings held by the Library feature the work of great American actresses or women writers. Agnes Moorehead
(1906-1974) interpreted prose and poetry and shared personal stories on the recording The Lavender Lady (Quinto QR-100), which contains excerpts from her 1968 live show. She is also featured on several radio dramatizations for
Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), including a 1974 adaptation of King Lear (AFRTS RU50-4, 3B). Pat Carroll (b. 1927), who is known as much for her dramatic roles as for her comedic talents, stars
in the one-woman show Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, recorded in 1980 for Caedmon (Caedmon TRS 367). The Library holds a recorded copy of the 1987 opera Nixon in China (Elektra/Nonesuch 979177-1), which has a libretto written by Alice Goodman.