TITLE: Music in the Lincoln White House
SPEAKER: Christian McWhirter, Michael Ressler, Elise K. Kirk, Loras Schissel
EVENT DATE: 02/09/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 82 minutes
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Music scholars and Library curators discuss music in the Lincoln White House. Presented in cooperation with the White House Historical Association.
Speaker Biography: Christian McWhirter is author of "Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War," and assistant editor of the Lincoln papers for the National Archives.
Speaker Biography: Master Gunnery Sergeant Michael Ressle is historian of "The President's Own," the U.S. Marine Corps Band.
Speaker Biography: Elise K. Kirk is with the White House Historical Association.
Speaker Biography: Loras Schissel is a senior acquisitions specialist in the Library's Music Division and a renowned expert on John Philip Sousa and many other American composers.
SERIES: Talking About Music