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There are many great educational resources available to learn more about the life of Marian Anderson including her historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Below is just a sampling of publications, articles and archives that help tell the story. The DAR continues to work towards enhancing this page to provide educational material that compliments and expands upon other historical research material related to Marian Anderson and the 1939 concert.









Archives Collections

Marian Anderson Collection at the University of Pennsylvania

The Marian Anderson Collection at Penn Libraries includes Anderson's personal papers--including letters, music scores, programs, photographs, and sound recordings--and affiliated materials, along with additional donations to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. All of these collections are housed in the Kislak Center.

NSDAR Archives Marian Anderson Documents (January-April 1939)

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Marian Anderson’s historic Lincoln Memorial concert, the DAR is launching a project to create a subject guide on documents related to Marian Anderson found within the NSDAR Archives. This online gallery features a sampling of these documents, including new ones that have been uncovered in recent months during the processing of a new NSDAR Archives’ acquisition, the Sarah Robert Papers (DAR President General from 1938-1941).


Other Resources

Historic Documents and Publications Circa 1939