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Latest News: The Library Has A New Book

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:33:04 -0500

A new book exploring the history of the card catalog, that venerated chest of small drawers that contained the known universe, has been published by the Library of Congress in association with Chronicle Books.

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Latest News: World War I Exhbition Opens

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:09:52 -0500

The Library of Congress today opens a major exhibition to commemorate the centennial of World War I. “Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I” tells the stories of Americans in the war, through correspondence, music, film, recorded sound, diaries, posters, photographs, scrapbooks, medals, maps and materials from the Veterans History Project.

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Latest News: Rare Harriet Tubman Photo Among Album Treasures Acquired Through Collaboration of National Cultural Institutions

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:46:09 -0500

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Library of Congress today announced the joint acquisition of an album of 44 rare photographs, including a previously unrecorded portrait of abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman and the only known photograph of John Willis Menard, the first African American man elected to the U.S. Congress.

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Latest News: New National Recording Registry Picks

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:34:06 -0500

Judy Garland’s hit single “Over The Rainbow”; the original-cast album of “The Wiz”; the rap group N.W.A’s seminal album, “Straight Outta Compton”; the Eagles’ 1976 “Their Greatest Hits”; and the national anthem of black America have been designated as aural treasures worthy of preservation as part of America’s patrimony. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named these recordings and 20 other titles to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, artistic and historical importance to American society and the nation’s audio heritage.

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Latest News: New Book on Pictorial Maps

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:39:47 -0500

Designed to educate, amuse, or advertise, pictorial maps were a clever and colorful component of print culture in the mid-20th century, often overlooked in studies of cartography. A new book published by the Library of Congress in association with the University of Chicago Press, “Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps,” by Stephen J. Hornsby, celebrates these vibrant maps, tracing their development and proliferation from the 1920s to the 1970s.

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Latest News: New Chief for European Division

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:27:34 -0500

Grant Harris has been appointed chief of the European Division at the Library of Congress.

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Latest News: Library Acquires Adelman Archives

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:26:16 -0500

The Library of Congress today announced the acquisition of the archives of Bob Adelman, one of the best-known photographers of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

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Watch a live announcement event on YouTube at 2 p.m. ET on March 20.




Latest News: Applications Open for Teacher-in-Residence

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:50:27 -0600

The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current world history or world geography teachers for a Teacher-in-Residence position within its Educational Outreach division during the 2017-18 school year.

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Latest News: New Chief for Geography and Map Division

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:22:53 -0600

Paulette Marie Hasier has been appointed chief of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress.

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Latest News: Sánchez Named Law Librarian

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:40:25 -0600

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that Jane Sánchez, the chief of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Library of Congress, has been named Law Librarian of Congress, effective Feb. 5.

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Latest News: Literacy Award Nominations Open

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:15:08 -0600

Award-winning author and literacy advocate Stephen King helped the Library of Congress today launch its call for nominations for the 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards.

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Latest News: New Scholars at Kluge Center

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:55:56 -0600

Four distinguished scholars—David Bordwell, Timothy Breen, Jose Casanova and Wayne Wiegand—began residencies at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress on Jan. 9.

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Latest News: New Software for NLS BARD Download

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:28:20 -0600

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), part of the Library of Congress, today released BARD Express, a Windows-based software program that will aid in the use of the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service.

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Latest News: New Selections in WWI Art Exhibit

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:05:04 -0600

A new selection of 28 posters, prints, drawings and photographs is now on display in the ongoing Library of Congress exhibition “World War I: American Artists View the Great War.” 

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Latest News: Gonzalez Named 2017 Poetry Fellow

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:11:43 -0600

The 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, Juan Felipe Herrera, has selected poet Ray Gonzalez for the 2017 Witter Bynner Fellowship.

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Latest News: 2016 National Film Registry

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:42:46 -0600

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.  This year’s titles range from the Disney animated blockbuster “The Lion King” and the seminal coming-of-age drama “The Breakfast Club” to the 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning,” chronicling the pageantry of drag balls in New York City, and a collection of home movies showcasing African-American life in Oklahoma during the 1920s.

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Latest News: Applications Open for Junior Fellows Program

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:05:07 -0600

The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program— a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students. Deadline is January 27, 2017.

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Latest News: Nominations for FEDLINK Library Awards

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:55:07 -0600

To honor the innovative ways in which federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, businesses, researchers, scholarly communities and the American public, the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has opened nominations for its national awards for federal librarianship for fiscal year 2016.

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Latest News: Library, DPLA in Collaboration Agreement

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:03:14 -0600

The Library of Congress today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a “content hub partner” and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA’s database of digital content records.

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Latest News: Smokey Robinson Honored in Gershwin Tribute

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:39:41 -0600

The two-day celebration of Smokey Robinson’s 50-year career—and his selection as the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song—began in the nation’s capital with a touching trip down the keyboard of George Gershwin’s piano and ended with a rollicking concert of his greatest hits.

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Latest News: Italian Art of Papermaking

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:12:04 -0600

Published by the Library of Congress in association with Oak Knoll Press, "Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking" by Sylvia Rodgers Albro describes the role that this Italian city played in the craft.

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Latest News: Nominations for Bobbitt Poetry Prize

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:10:05 -0600

The Library of Congress is accepting nominations from publishers for the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry. The 2016 prize will be awarded in winter 2017.

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Latest News: New Director of VHP

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 07:54:39 -0600

Karen D. Lloyd has been appointed director of the Veterans History Project, a program of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

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Latest News: 2016 Holland Prize

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:51:13 -0500

A drawing, by a team of Puerto Rican students, of a 19th-century health institution in Puerto Rico, Lazaretto Isla de Cabras, is the 2016 Holland Prize winner, the Library of Congress and National Park Service announced today.

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Latest News: Digital Collaboration on King George III Papers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:32:54 -0500

The Library of Congress, the Royal Collection Trust and King’s College London today signed a memorandum of understanding in which they agree to share resources to aid in the digitization of the papers of King George III (1738-1820), the English monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence, creating a new nation.

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