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Visit the Law Library of Congress Booth at the 16th National Book Festival!

The Library of Congress will host the 16th Annual National Book Festival on Saturday, September 24 at the Washington Convention Center. In addition, to notable author presentations and an array of literacy activities for all ages, Law Library of Congress staff will be available to meet with festival attendees in the Library of Congress Pavilion from […]

United States Treaties Added to the Law Library Website

We have added the United States Treaty Series, compiled by Charles I. Bevans, to our online digital collection.  This collection includes treaties that the United States signed with other countries from 1776 to 1949. The collection consists of 13 volumes: four volumes of multilateral treaties, eight volumes of bilateral treaties and one volume of an index. Multilateral […]

Cherokee National Holiday

Osiyo! The 64th Cherokee National Holiday will be celebrated from September 2-4 this year. The annual holiday commemorates the signing of the 1839 Cherokee Constitution and the Act of Union reuniting Cherokees both East and West after the Trail of Tears. The three-day festival is one of the largest in Oklahoma, where traditional and modern […]

Today is Women’s Equality Day!

On August 26, 1920, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the 19th amendment of the United States Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. Thanks to Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug, this landmark moment, and women’s continuous achievements and challenges on the path toward equality under the law are commemorated every August 26 on Women’s […]

On Describing the Law Library’s Hispanic Legal Documents Collection

This is a guest post by Patience Tyne. Patience is working in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress as part of the Library of Congress’s Junior Fellows Program. The program’s focus is to increase access to our collections for our various patron groups. The project that I am working on in […]

On the Shelf: Saint Pierre & Miquelon

For this edition of On the Shelf, we travel to one of the lesser-known French overseas collectivities, Saint Pierre & Miquelon. This material was brought to the forefront by a combination of projects in the Collection Services Division. As we have mentioned before, we are still chipping away at classifying over a million volumes that […]

How Do You Say “Library” in…?

This week the Library of Congress hosts multiple pre-conferences in Washington, DC before the main International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference in Columbus, OH. If you are visiting DC for one of the pre-conferences, be sure to share your experiences on Twitter with the hashtag #IFLAPREatLOC. To make guests feel welcome, I’ve asked a few […]

The Crime of Desertion in Roman Law

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. Dante has contributed a number of In Custodia Legis blog posts, including on The Rehabilitation of Dante Alighieri, Seven Centuries Later, Resources and Treasures of the Italian Parliamentary Libraries,  Legislation Protecting Italian Cultural Heritage, and Proposed Anti-Sect […]