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Our New Resources and Services Handout – Pic of the Week

We are proud to introduce our newly designed resources and services handout.  The handout provides streamlined resources and services information in a crisp layout.  You will find contact information for help with U.S., foreign and comparative law research in addition to URLs and descriptions of our various online offerings.  The PDF version includes embedded links for quick […]

Signatures, Subscription Lists and Printing for the First U.S. Congress – Pic of the Week

Today’s pic of the week highlights an item from our collection that finds itself in the spotlight very often, whether as part of a display in one of the Library of Congress’s many fascinating public exhibitions, or as a quasi-sacred book in the swearing-in ceremony of public officials. It is also one of my favorite […]

Pic of the Week – The Pope Villa, a House Designed by Benjamin Latrobe

In a historic neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky, not far from the University of Kentucky, sits a house with a special connection to the U.S. Capitol Building. The house was designed by Benjamin Latrobe, the Second Architect of the Capitol. Latrobe was hired by Thomas Jefferson to work on the Capitol, and after it was damaged […]

Card Catalog Storage – Pic of the Week

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my hometown library, the Albright Memorial Library, in Scranton, Pennsylvania and its participation in the Federal Depository Library Program.  As described in the post, I have a card catalog from the library in our home.     My colleague, Elizabeth Moore, stopped by my office last week to ask whether […]

Dutch Translation of the U.S. Constitution from 1788 – Pic of the Week

The Law Library of Congress houses approximately 60,000 rare items, 25,000 of which are housed in our climate controlled vault. The Law Library’s rare books collection is managed by our Rare Books Curator,  Nathan Dorn. For an item to be considered rare, it typically must have been published prior to 1801.  This 1788 translation of the U.S. […]

Qatar’s Legal Portal – Pic of the Week

This is a guest post by Janice Hyde, Program Officer for the Global Legal Information Network. My colleague, George Sadek, and I had the privilege of accompanying Law Librarian David Mao on a recent trip to Doha, Qatar, where David offered opening remarks at a ceremony inaugurating a new portal that provides access to Qatar’s legal […]