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.
(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 […]
Several years ago I took a whirlwind tour of Ireland, which included a few days in Dublin. One of my most memorable experiences was taking a literary pub crawl through the city. Throughout the evening, the actor tour guides led us in the footsteps of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde, among others. While […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last week, the Library hosted the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation for its annual “We Write the Songs” concert, featuring the songwriters performing and telling the stories behind their own music. Carly Simon, Randy Newman and Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart joined others in performing some of their most popular tunes. “We used […]
The Library made several major announcements in April, including new additions to the National Recording Registry. The addition of the 25 new recordings to the National Recording Registry brings the list to a total of 400 sound recordings. Among the new selections were Jeff Buckley’s haunting single “Hallelujah” from his one and only studio album; […]
The following is an article featured in the May – June 2014 issue of the Library of Congress Magazine, LCM, now available for download here. You can also view the archives of the Library’s former publication from 1993 to 2011. “Daydreams light the corners of my mind.” These might have been the lyrics sung by Barbara Barbra […]
(The following is a guest post by Steve Leggett, program coordinator for the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress.) In the weeks since announcing the annual 25 additions to the National Recording Registry the Library has been asked a few questions about rap and hip-hop and its representation on the list. These […]