Between winter and the winter olympics, the Library of Congress blogosphere offered up a variety of posts during February. Here is a sampling:
In The Muse: Performing Arts Blog
The Library celebrates ASCAP.
From the Catbird Seat: Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress
Poetry features prominently in Olympic ad campaigns.
Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos
Historical photographs showcase the sport of curling.
In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress
Law librarians share snow-day recollections.
Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business
Hockey is highlighted in the Library of Congress collections.
The Signal: Digital Preservation
Mike Ashenfelder shares preservation tips for the gamers.
Teaching with the Library of Congress
A lesson on school gardens can chase away winter blues.
Fox sighting inspires folksong reminiscences.
The World Digital Library – a website of world cultural treasures offered free of charge in seven languages to anyone on the planet with access to the Internet – has put up its 10,000th offering. It was part of a package, actually – a group of rare manuscripts from the collections of the Walters Art […]
(The following is an article written by Mark Hartsell, editor of the Library of Congress staff newsletter, The Gazette.) The file boxes of Charles and Ray Eames yielded all sorts of eclectic items to archivists processing the collection at the Library of Congress – a letter from Georgia O’Keefe in this one, a receipt for […]
This Thursday and Friday, the Library of Congress is hosting a special “Celebration of Mexico” to honor the culture and history of Hispanic Americans and highlight the Library’s collection of Hispanic materials, which is the largest in the world. During the event, the Library will present the world premiere of the oldest-known documentary footage of […]
Today we welcome the newest member of the Library of Congress blogosphere: Folklife Today, a new blog produced by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. AFC has one of the largest archives in the world relating to traditional folk culture. The center’s team of bloggers will be posting regularly with interesting information about its […]
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is just hours away! It’s free … it’s open to the public on the National Mall … and it’s got fun and fascination for readers of all ages and tastes. No fewer than 112 stellar authors – historians, novelists, children’s and teens’ authors, poets, biographers, illustrators and graphic […]
With the Library of Congress National Book Festival just days away (it’s a week from this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, free of charge on the National Mall) we have a lot to share in addition to more than 100 best-selling authors for readers of all ages. One of the great stops […]
Celebrants observing the 50thanniversary of the March on Washington should not miss special displays of artifacts, treasures and a talk by Congressman John Lewis on Wednesday, Aug. 28, all at the Library of Congress and all free and open to the public. Opening that day is the Library’s photo exhibition, “A Day Like No Other, […]
(The following is an interview from the July-August 2013 edition of the Library of Congress Magazine, LCM. You can read the issue in its entirety here.) Adrienne Cannon, African American history and culture specialist for the Manuscript Division, discusses the scope of the Library’s civil rights collections. When did the Library of Congress begin collecting […]
(The following is an interview from the May-June 2013 edition of the Library of Congress Magazine, LCM.) Martha Kennedy, curator of “The Gibson Girl’s America: Drawings By Charles Dana Gibson,” discusses illustration art with Richard Kelly, curator of his collection of American illustration. Martha Kennedy: You have developed a remarkable collection of illustration art along […]