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New on the Web: Papers of Benjamin Franklin Now Online

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:20:28 -0500

The papers of American scientist, statesman and diplomat Benjamin Franklin have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. The Library announced the digitization today in remembrance of the anniversary of Franklin’s death on April 17, 1790.

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New on the Web: Japanese Censorship Collection

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:27:29 -0500

The Library of Congress’ Asian Division has digitized its Japanese Censorship Collection, a unique online archive comprising more than 1,000 marked-up copies of government-censored monographs and galley proofs from the 1920s and 1930s in Japan. The collection, originally from the Home Ministry’s library, reveals traces of the otherwise-hidden censorship process of the Japanese government through marginal notes, stamps, penciled lines and commentary inscribed by the censors’ own hands.

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New on the Web: Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:48:44 -0500

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the Library of Congress has made available online—for the first time—musical manuscripts and scrapbooks from the legendary composer’s personal and professional archives housed in the nation’s library.

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Classic Baseball Documents Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:10:14 -0500

New on the Web April 3, 2018 Subscribe Baseball Scouting Reports of Branch Rickey Now Online Baseball scouting reports of one of the most famous baseball executives and scouts in history, Branch Rickey, who was also responsible for helping Jackie Robinson successfully break Major League Baseball’s color line, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. The archive was digitized in time for Major League Baseball’s new season and for the Library’s new exhibition “Baseball Americana” opening June 29. Click here for more information. [...]



New on the Web: Anthony & Stanton Papers Online

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:16:40 -0500

Archival materials from one of the most successful political partnerships in history, the collaboration of suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the movement for women’s rights, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress.

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New on the Web: Joseph Holt Papers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:39:27 -0500

The papers of commissioner of patents, United States postmaster general, secretary of war, judge advocate general of the United States Army, and lawyer Joseph Holt (1807-1894) consists of 20,000 items in 118 containers and three oversize folders. The material spans the years 1797-1917, with the bulk concentrated in the period 1859-1889. The collection consists principally of correspondence supplemented by diaries, ledgers, account books, bills and receipts, briefs and other legal papers, newspaper clippings, speeches, photographs, and printed matter.

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New on the Web: Madison's Notes - Constitutional Convention

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:48:35 -0600

More than 600 pages of James Madison's notes while serving as a delegate of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 are now online in high-resolution color scans.

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New on the Web: Gladstone Afro-American Military Collection

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:45:12 -0600

The William A. Gladstone Afro-American Military Collection (ca. 500 items) spans the years 1773 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from the Civil War period, 1861-1865. The collection consists of correspondence, pay vouchers, orders, muster rolls, enlistment and discharge papers, receipts, contracts, affidavits, tax records, miscellaneous military documents, and printed matter.




New Video: Kipling & the Great War

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:59:40 -0600

New on the Web February 23, 2018 Subscribe Rudyard Kipling & the Great War Debra Wynn discussed Rudyard Kipling's life and work as influenced by the events of World War I, using items from the Library's Kipling collections. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New on the Web: Buchanan Papers Online

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:15:12 -0600

The papers of President James Buchanan, who presided in the four years leading up to the Civil War, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress, along with the papers of his niece, Harriet Lane Johnston, who served as first lady in the White House. Buchanan was the nation’s only president who never married.

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New on the Web: Guadalcanal, 75 Years Later

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:01:03 -0600

The Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP) today launched its new “Experiencing War” website feature, titled “Guadalcanal: 75 Years Later,” recognizing the anniversary of the end of the major World War II campaign known as the Battle of Guadalcanal.

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Thanks for Your Support!

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:00:14 -0600

Thank You for Supporting the Library! Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first year-end giving campaign is a success because of you. Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy. Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information. Still haven't finalized your year-end giving plans? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world. Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning! DONATE NOW [...]



Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:07:51 -0600

News from the Library of Congress December 27, 2017 Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017 The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017! Your gift can: Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all. Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.       Thank you! Susan K. SiegelDirector of Development   DONATE NOW [...]



Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:00:16 -0600

News from the Library of Congress December 27, 2017 Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017 The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017! Your gift can: Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all. Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.       Thank you! Susan K. SiegelDirector of Development   DONATE NOW [...]



New on the Web: US Code

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:15:28 -0600

More than 60 years of U.S. laws are now published online and accessible for free for the first time after being acquired by the Library of Congress. The Library has made available the main editions and supplements of the United States Code from 1925 through the 1988 edition.

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New on the Web: Selection of Historic Films Online

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:15:11 -0600

The Library of Congress is offering film lovers a special gift during the holiday season. Sixty-four motion pictures, named to the Library’s National Film Registry, are now available online on the Library's website. The collection, "Selections from the National Film Registry," is also available to the public on YouTube.

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Thank You for Supporting the Library

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:23 -0600

Thank You for Supporting the Library! Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first celebration of #GivingTuesday is a success because of you. Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy.  Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information. Did you miss the opportunity to give on #GivingTuesday? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world. Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning! DONATE NOW [...]



Make Your Gift to the Nation’s Library!

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:00:15 -0600

Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement. The Library of Congress is strengthened by donations from people like you. Gifts bring the Library to life with music, dance, film, sound, culture, scholarship, research, discussions and ideas. Your gift, no matter the size, will expand the collections and support diverse programs that are entirely FREE for everyone to enjoy, and will make the Library’s treasures and services more accessible. Here's more information. Help spread the word today and encourage your friends and family to make a gift to the nation’s library, your gateway to understanding the world! #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. DONATE NOW [...]



Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:20 -0600

News from the Library of Congress November 21, 2017 Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning This year, for the first time, the Library of Congress is participating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November 28, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Here's more information. The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway to understanding the world. There is so much to discover, not only the nation’s memory, but the world’s—information from all corners of the earth, in more than 470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access the Library’s treasures from anywhere. Save the Date to Make Your Gift! Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. DONATE NOW [...]



NEW: Lincoln Papers in Full Color

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:11:32 -0600

Abraham Lincoln’s papers from his time as a lawyer, congressman and the 16th president are now online in full color in a new presentation after a multi-year digitization effort at the Library of Congress.

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New on the Web: VHP Feature on Medal of Honor Recipients

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:35:45 -0600

The Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project today launched its latest “Experiencing War” website feature, titled “Stories Above and Beyond: The Medal of Honor,” which offers access to nearly 150 digitized collections of Medal of Honor recipients.

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New on the Web: Senate Watergate Hearings Online

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:52:22 -0500

The Library of Congress and Boston public broadcaster WGBH announced today that gavel-to-gavel television coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973, donated to the Library by WETA Washington, D.C., has been digitally preserved and made available online. 

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New on the Web: U.S. Grant Papers Online

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:54:52 -0500

The Library of Congress has put the papers of Ulysses S. Grant online for the first time in their original format. The Library holds a treasure trove of documents from the Civil War commander and 18th president of the United States, including personal correspondence, “headquarters records” created during the Civil War and the original handwritten manuscript of Grant’s memoir— regarded as one of the best in history—among other items. The collection totals approximately 50,000 items dating from 1819-1974, with the bulk falling in the period 1843-1885.

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New on the Web: New Interface for HLAS

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:18:07 -0500

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library of Congress’ Hispanic Division recently unveiled a redesigned website for the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) that enhances user experience with handheld devices, visually appealing graphics and responsive features.

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New on the Web: Final Installment of VHP WWI Series

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:27:00 -0500

The Veterans History Project (VHP) today launched “A World Overturned,” the final chapter in a three-part, online website series titled “Experiencing War,” dedicated to U.S. veterans of the First World War. “A World Overturned” highlights eight digitized veterans’ stories about how World War I forever changed their lives, shared through original photographs, letters, diaries, memoirs and other materials.

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