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Weights and Measurements

The Great British Baking Show is airing again this fall and I have to confess it is one of my favorite shows.  I love the restrained and understated manner of the participants and judges, and enjoy picking up various tips and hints for my own baking.  I am also fascinated by the British passion for […]

Magna Carta Connection in Historic Jamestown – Pic of the Week

Magna Carta has had a great influence both on the United States Constitution and on the constitutions of the various states. Sharing in Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, the Library of Congress celebrated with an exhibition and a year-long program of events. On a recent trip southeast, I stopped at Jamestown in the Colonial National Historical Park […]

Moving the Collections Back into the Renovated Law Library Reading Room- Pic of the Week

The Law Library Reading Room is preparing to move into its newly renovated space on the second floor of the Madison Building.  A big part of this project entails moving the Reading Room’s collections into our new compact shelving.  This work is done by the Collections Access, Loan and Management Division (CALM) of the Library […]

95th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Suffrage in the United States – Pic of the Week

In celebration of the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, today’s pic of the week is from the Library’s Manuscript Division of women suffragist leader Alice Paul with other activists of the National Woman’s Party (NWP). On August 18, 1920, Tennessee General State Assembly member Harry T. Burn, at his mother’s insistence, cast the final vote needed […]

Law Library Summer Interns 2015 – Pic of the Week

The Law Library benefits every year from the energy and enthusiasm of our summer interns!  We had another large group of interns this year, and many of them recently convened for the traditional group photo. This year, international interns hailed from Afghanistan, Canada, China, and Ireland.  We welcomed students from University of Washington, North Carolina […]