The Library of Congress blogosphere helped beat the heat in June with a variety of engaging posts. Here are a sampling:
In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog
Music Division intern Rachael Sanguinetti talks about her appreciation of the composer’s works.
Inside Adams: Science, Technology and Business
Read about the cars various U.S. presidents cruised in.
In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress
The historic cemetery was founded June 15, 1864.
The Signal: Digital Preservation
The Library is currently working on a project to preserve performing arts websites.
Teaching with the Library of Congress
Teacher-in-Residence Rebecca Newland examines the relationship between the novel and legislation.
Picture This: Library of Congress Prints and Photos
How close is to close when documenting an erupting volcano?
From the Catbird Seat: Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress
The Library welcomes new Poet Laureate Charles Wright.
June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month
Now See Hear!
Mike Mashon remembers the actress noted for her role as Alice, the Brady Bunch housekeeper.
NLS Music Notes
Katie Rodda takes a look at the history of braille music.
On June 28, 1836, President James Madison passed away at age 85 – the last of the nation’s Founding Fathers. His public service had a symmetry to it. He had served in several positions, each for eight years: first as a member of Congress, followed by the same span as Secretary of State, then finally […]
(The following is an article written by Mark Hartsell, editor of the Library of Congress staff newsletter, The Gazette, in honor of the Star Spangled Banner, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. To commemorate the anniversary, the Library is hosting a concert featuring baritone Thomas Hampson on July 3.) The story of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” for many […]
Pianist Alex Hassan’s passion is music, but not just any music – he lives to recreate the Tin Pan Alley melodies of the 1920 and 1930s. The classically trained musician, who says he is a pupil of pupil of a pupil of Franz Lizst, has, in his own words, “tunnel vision” for the popular musical […]
Today the Library of Congress launched its own Pinterest account, continuing efforts to make educational, historical and cultural resources available to web users across many platforms. With Pinterest, the Library can share visual content with a wide audience, allowing them to also curate their own collections featuring the same content by creating and managing “boards” […]
(The following is a guest post by Wendi A. Maloney, writer-editor in the U.S. Copyright Office.) Engraver Abel Buell “came out of nowhere,” at least in terms of cartography, when he printed a United States map in 1784. “He’d never done a map before,” says Edward Redmond of the Library’s Geography and Map Division. Nonetheless, […]
Inside Adams: Science, Technology and Business Oh, Oology! Caliology and oology are the study of bird nests and eggs, respectively. In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog Best Buddies, or Just Goethe Friends? Tchaikovsky and Brahms share a birthday, among other things. In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress I Could Not Accept Your Challenge to […]
As May came to an end, so did the second and final term of Natasha Trethewey as U.S. Poet Laureate. She gave her final lecture at the Library of Congress on May 14. “At the Library of Congress on Wednesday night, Trethewey began, as she often does, with her personal history and then moved into […]
(The following is a story written by my colleague, Mark Hartsell, editor of The Gazette, the Library of Congress staff newsletter.) Simeon Wright still recalls the terror of the night they came and took his cousin away. “I woke up and saw these two white men standing at the foot of my bed,” Wright said. […]
The Library adds another blog into its blogosphere today. Welcome NLS Music Notes. The blog is designed to share information about the services of the Music Section of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and its special format music collection: in braille, large print and audio. The blog will highlight the […]