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The 20th Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture, 25 Years of the Dadian Bequest, and the 25th Anniversary of the Armenian Republic to Be Celebrated

In many ways the Armenian collections and programs at the Library of Congress will forever be intertwined with the name Dadian. Interest in the countries of the Middle East grew following the end of World War II, and that interest led to the creation of the Near East Section of the Library of Congress in […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 8/26/2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Information for Researchers: Using the Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Reading Room The staff of the African and Middle Eastern Division is offering a research orientation, “Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts, Inscribed Fabrics, and Silver (1321 AD – 1915 AD) at the Library of Congress.” After […]

The Holy Koran in the Library of Congress

(The following is a post by Fawzi M. Tadros, Area Specialist, Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division.) The Holy Koran (or Qur’an, according to the Library of Congress transliteration system), is the divine book of Islam. Muslims believe that it was revealed by God through the archangel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. The […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 8/19/2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Information for Researchers: Using the Library of Congress European Reading Room This Saturday orientation will provide researchers an opportunity to learn more about the Library’s European Reading Room, its collections, expertise, services and programs. The maximum class size is 45 participants. To register or for additional […]

Founding Singapore: The Story of William Farquhar

(The following is a post by Hong Ta-Moore, Reference Librarian, Southeast Asia Collection, Asian Division) Those knowledgeable of Singaporean affairs are aware that August is a significant month for the history of this island nation-state. On August 31, 1963 and August 9, 1965, Singapore achieved independence from Britain and the Federation of Malaysia respectively. We […]

Listening to Literature: Expanding Online Access to the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape

(The Following is a post by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian, Hispanic Division.)  As we settle into late summer, the Hispanic Division continues the exciting work of uploading recordings from the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT) online. Listen to one of our recent additions! Last September, the AHLOT Online Feature was launched, making a […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 8/12/2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Information for Researchers: Using the Library of Congress European Reading Room This Saturday orientation will provide researchers an opportunity to learn more about the Library’s European Reading Room, its collections, expertise, services and programs. The maximum class size is 45 participants. To register or for additional […]

The Persian Book Lecture Series on Video, an Educational Resource, Now Available Online

(The following post is by Hirad Dinavari, reference specialist for the Iranian World Collections, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress.) In conjunction with the 2014 exhibition: “A Thousand Years of the Persian Book” at the Library of Congress, we in AMED teamed up with Roshan Persian Studies Institute at University of […]

Soviet-Era Children’s Books: The Oleg Grushnikov Collection at the Library of Congress

(The following post is by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist, European Division. It is based on an article by Barbara L. Dash, Rare Materials Section, published in “Slavic and East European Information Resources,” 11:2-3 (2010): [110]-119.) The Grushnikov Collection of more than 6,000 Soviet-era children’s books published between the 1920s and the 1990s is a treasure […]