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New on the Web: Recorded Poetry & Literature (Update)

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:11:39 -0500

50 new items and biographies, added for National Poetry Month. Read Anne Holmes’ blog post about this collection.

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New on the Web: Echoes of the Great War

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:08:25 -0500

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it— both at home and abroad. The exhibition considers the debates and struggles that surrounded U.S. engagement; explores U.S. military and home front mobilization and the immensity of industrialized warfare; and touches on the war’s effects, as an international peace settlement was negotiated, national borders were redrawn, and soldiers returned to reintegrate into American society.

here for more information.




New on the Web: South Central Georgia Folklife Project

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:06:56 -0500

The South-Central Georgia Folklife Project collection was an ethnographic field project conducted in the summer of 1977 by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress and the Arts Experiment Station of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. The eight-county area chosen for the study is in the center of the "Wiregrass" region of Georgia. The collection consists of approximately 376 sound recordings, 14,300 photographs, 13 containers of manuscripts, 8 videocassettes, and 31 pen-and-ink drawings that document the folklife of south-central Georgia from July-August 1977. Topics of research were hymn singing, vernacular architecture, occupations, foodways, jokes, and stories from the region. Approximately 300 hours of audio and various local events were recorded.

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New on the Web: Millard Fillmore Papers

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:36:06 -0500

The papers of Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), educator, U.S. representative from New York, vice president, and thirteenth president of the United States, contain approximately thirty-five items spanning the years 1839-1925, with the bulk dating from 1839 to 1870. The collection includes correspondence relating primarily to political issues such as slavery, Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act, John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and congressional politics. Individuals mentioned in the correspondence include Thomas Hart Benton, John C. Calhoun, and William Henry Harrison. Fillmore's correspondents include Philip Ricard Fendall, Solomon G. Haven, and Humphrey Marshall.

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New on the Web: Libary of Congress on Medium

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:35:01 -0500

The Library of Congress has established a channel on the Medium online publishing platform.

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New on the Web: Recordings from World War I

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:31:57 -0500

The Nation's Forum recordings were made between 1918 and 1920 in an effort to preserve the voices of prominent Americans; in most cases, they are the only surviving recordings of a speaker. The project originated with St. Louis attorney Guy Golterman (1879-1967), an active supporter of the opera and other performing arts. With the endorsement of the Department of State's Committee on Public Information -- a governmental propaganda ministry -- the Nation's Forum sought speakers, and the Columbia Graphophone Company pressed and distributed the recordings under the Nation's Forum label.

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New on the Web: 2016 National Recording Registry

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:30:03 -0500

Annual update with 2016 additions to Recording Registry. Includes audio montage.

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New on the Web: WWI Primary Source Set

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:27:49 -0500

World War I Primary Source set for classroom use. Includes Teacher's guide. Also available in Student Discovery Set format for iPad via Apple iBooks.

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New on the Web: Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton Papers

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:51:06 -0500

The seven volumes of diaries and notebooks, 1793-1861, of Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton (ca.1775-1865) document her position at the center of a Washington, D.C., social circle that included George and Martha Washington, James and Dolley Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Margaret Bayard Smith and the cabinet members, congressmen and diplomats who constituted the city's entwined social and political worlds. Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton's papers consist of diaries and commonplace books, 1793-1861, which she began when she was 18 and ended at 86, a period of 68 years. These volumes document the operation of her household, including the management of slaves; travel, including visits to the Virginia homes of George and Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James and Dolley Madison; the construction of Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Capitol; the city under attack during the War of 1812; visits of the Count de Volney, 1796, and Alexander von Humboldt, 1804; an attempt on her life by Arthur, a slave, in 1835; the 1844 shipboard explosion that killed Secretary of State Abel Upshur and Treasury Secretary Thomas Gilmer; the inauguration of president James K. Polk in 1845; and the start of the Civil War.

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New on the Web: Gibson Diary & Correspondence

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:48:56 -0500

The papers of Union soldier Samuel J. Gibson (1833-1878) consist of a diary kept by Gibson in 1864 while serving with Company B, 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, and a letter to his wife while held as a prisoner at Camp Sumter in Georgia, the Confederate prisoner of war camp commonly known as Andersonville Prison. The diary documents the capture of the Federal garrison at Plymouth, North Carolina, in April 1864, and Gibson’s experiences as a prisoner of war at Andersonville, Georgia, and Florence, South Carolina. Gibson records war news and rumors received by the prisoners, the state of his physical and emotional health, the deaths of fellow prisoners, and the importance of his diary in maintaining a sense of time.

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New on the Web: Franklin Pierce Papers

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:45:42 -0500

The papers of Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), army officer, representative and senator from New Hampshire, and fourteenth president of the United States, contain approximately 2,350 items dating from 1820 to 1869. They include correspondence, a photostatic copy of a diary kept by Pierce while serving in the Mexican War, drafts of Pierce’s messages to Congress, and an engraved portrait. Pierce’s correspondence relates chiefly to his service in the Mexican War, public affairs, and national politics.

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New on the Web: Echoes of the Great War

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:24:13 -0500

A preview of the Library of Congress' comprehensive exhibition set to open in the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C., on April 4. Featuring the Library's unparalleled collections related to the conflict, "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it—both at home and abroad. 

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New on the Web: New Feature Highlights Vets with PTSD

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:58:42 -0600

The Veterans History Project (VHP) today launched “PTSD: A Lasting Impact of War,” the latest installment in its online “Experiencing War” website series.

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New on the Web: Women's History Month

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:30:05 -0600

March is Women's History Month  - The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

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New on the Web: Baseball’s Greatest Hits

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:50:09 -0600

This exhibition features baseball sheet music from the collections of the Library of Congress. Most of these works are original copyright deposits and represent only a small fraction of the more than 400 published songs about baseball in the Library’s custody. They illustrate the remarkable congruence between the evolution of the sport from before the Civil War to the present, and the musical counterparts that have chronicled in song baseball’s greatest moments.

Click here to view the exhibition.




New on the Web: Freud Collection Online

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:36:22 -0600

The Sigmund Freud Collection at the Library of Congress has been digitized and is now online. The collection, with more than 20,000 items, contains the personal papers of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis whose ideas of the unconscious and theories on sex, repression, transference and religion profoundly influenced 20th-century Western thought. His theories still generate controversy.

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New on the Web: Roman Totenberg Papers

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:59:04 -0600

These documents, letters, telegrams, drawings and photo albums bear testament to the Totenberg family in Poland before and during the Holocaust and to Roman Totenberg’s unwavering efforts to rescue those left behind.

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New on the Web: "Art of War" from Veterans History Project

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:22:27 -0600

The Veterans History Project (VHP) has launched "Art of War," the latest installment in its online "Experiencing War" website series.

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New on the Web: Native American Heritage Month

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:34:16 -0500

November is Native American Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. The site has been redesigned and upgraded, featuring new content for 2016, a new adaptive visual design, new/improved video player, etc.

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New on the Web: New Library Home Page

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:31:48 -0500

The Library of Congress has launched a new, dynamic and mobile-friendly home page, as well as many other sub-pages and collection display pages, in an effort to improve the look, access and ease of search of our online collections and content.

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New on the Web: New Library Home Page Nov. 1

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:34:48 -0500

The Library of Congress will launch a new home page at loc.gov on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

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New on the Web: National Press Club Recordings Online

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:56:43 -0500

The Library of Congress unveiled today a new curated web presentation—"Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, 1954-1989"—that features speeches by 25 of the world’s most important newsmakers, including presidents, international leaders and other political and cultural icons of the period.

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New on the Web: New Map Collaboration with Galileo Museum

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:32:56 -0500

The Library of Congress and the Galileo Museum in Florence, Italy, have unveiled a website that celebrates the life and times of 16th-century cartographer Martin Waldseemüller, who created the 1507 World Map, the first document to use the name "America," represent the Pacific Ocean and depict a separate and full Western Hemisphere.

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New on the Web: Montana Folklife Survey Collection

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:41:01 -0500

The Montana Folklife Survey was conducted in the summer of 1979 by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Montana Arts Council. The survey was a field research project to document traditional folklife in Montana. The collection consists of approximately 145 sound recordings, 10,500 photographs; and 3 ½ linear feet of manuscripts that document interviews with Montanans in various occupations including ranching, sheep herding, blacksmithing, stone cutting, saddle making, and mining; various folk and traditional music occasions; storytelling, and other documentation of rodeos, trade crafts, vernacular architecture, quilting, and other reminiscences and stories about life in Montana in 1979. This online presentation includes the majority of the sound recordings and photographs. Selected manuscripts include those materials created by the fieldworkers, the audio and photo logs, field notes, and final reports. The remainder of the collection is available in the Folklife Reading Room at the Library of Congress.

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New on the Web: Hispanic Heritage Month

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:37:30 -0500

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

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