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 following is a guest post by Julie Miller, specialist in early American history in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.) Think of all the things your household buys and uses. Now think of George Washington. He was the commander of the Continental Army, first president of the United States and the father of our […]
February is African American History Month, an annual celebration that has existed since 1926. This year’s theme, according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History is “Civil Rights in America.” Much of the credit for commemorating African-American heritage can go to historian and Harvard scholar Carter G. Woodson, who, in 1926, […]
The Library of Congress welcomed the new year with a variety of blog posts. Following are a sampling of stories. In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog Beautiful Dreamer: Remembering Stephen Foster Cait Miller commemorates the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death. In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress I’ll be damned if I don’t do […]
The history of America is reflected through its songs. From changes to the “Star Spangled Banner” as played by different bands in different eras, to sheet music art documenting historical themes, the tapestry of American culture and life has been woven through music. New to the many online offerings of the Library of Congress is […]
More than 25 years ago, retired music executive Joe Smith accomplished a Herculean feat – he got more than 200 celebrated singers, musicians and industry icons to talk about their lives, music, experiences and contemporaries. In 2012, Smith donated this treasure trove of unedited sound recordings to the Library of Congress. In an effort to […]
(The following is a guest post by James Sweany, head of Local History and Genealogy in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.) The best way to preserve your family history is to write it down. By publishing your family history, you are able to capture and preserve the stories, pictures and genealogical data, making it […]
Blogs around the Library of Congress decked the halls with a variety of posts in December. Here are a few selections to unwrap. In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog Podcast: Song Travels | Michael Feinstein Interviews Rosanne Cash Singer and musician Michael Feinstein interviews Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal about Cash’s new album “The River and […]
On Dec. 22, 1864, William T. Sherman sent President Abraham Lincoln a telegram that included a pretty monumental “gift,” according to the Civil War general. “I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah with 150 heavy guns & plenty of ammunition & also about 25.000 bales of cotton. W. T. […]
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, and in the early 20th century, the Kodak Company wanted to make sure you were fully equipped to capture those moments, particularly for the holidays. In this ad from the Eastman Kodak Co., (1907), consumers were encouraged to buy a Kodak camera to capture their own Christmas […]