The Art of War

This is a guest post by Sarah Rouse, a volunteer in the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. “War experience just hypnotizes young men.” So said Victor Lundy, a World War II veteran who recorded many of his war memories through his sketchbooks, now donated to the Library of Congress. I interviewed Lundy for […]

Gateway to Knowledge Guest Post #9

This is the ninth in a series of guest posts by Abigail Van Gelder (from a stop Oct. 22–23 in Anderson, Ind.), who with her husband, Josh, is journeying across the country on the Library’s “Gateway to Knowledge” traveling exhibition: As the weather is turning colder our welcome to communities is getting warmer.  With summer […]

Gateway to Knowledge Guest Post #10

This is the tenth in a series of guest posts by Abigail Van Gelder (from a stop Oct. 26–27 in Washington, Ill.), who with her husband, Josh, is journeying across the country on the Library’s “Gateway to Knowledge” traveling exhibition: From the time that Gateway to Knowledge left Detroit, Josh and I have been looking […]

On the Road in America’s Heartland

I’ll be putting up a couple of back-logged posts from our “Gateway to Knowledge” curators, but in the meantime, I wanted to share this story by Mark Hartsell, editor of the Library’s newsletter, The Gazette, offering some insight on the Van Gelders and what it’s like to travel the country with a rolling version of […]

Gateway to Knowledge Guest Post #8

This is the eighth in a series of guest posts by Abigail Van Gelder, who with her husband, Josh, is journeying across the country on the Library’s “Gateway to Knowledge” traveling exhibition: Now that we have gushed about hitting fall foliage for the past few weeks, I should mention something else also comes with fall, […]

Free WiFi One Reason LOC Cited As ‘Underrated’

The Washington Post’s “Express” publication today named the Library the “Best Underrated Tourist Attraction” in D.C.  We tend to agree, and not just because of the bountiful collections, the gorgeous architecture, the exhibits, and plenty of free concerts, lectures and other events. So what’s another reason to love coming to our reading rooms?  In the […]

Gateway to Knowledge Guest Post #7

This is the seventh in a series of guest posts by Abigail Van Gelder, who with her husband, Josh, is journeying across the country on the Library’s “Gateway to Knowledge” traveling exhibition: We knew that Oberlin, OH was going to be a special event.  Oberlin College is the alma mater of Emily Rapoport—who, with her […]

Gateway to Knowledge Guest Post #5.1

This is one of a series of guest posts by Abigail Van Gelder, who with her husband, Josh, is journeying across the country on the Library’s “Gateway to Knowledge” traveling exhibition: Congressman Charlie Wilson from Ohio stopped by to welcome guests to the Gateway To Knowledge exhibit on its first day in Marietta; he was joined […]

Gateway to Knowledge Guest Post #6

This is the sixth in a series of guest posts (which was sent to me yesterday) by Abigail Van Gelder, who with her husband, Josh, is journeying across the country on the Library’s “Gateway to Knowledge” traveling exhibition: One of the things we like to remember about the Library of Congress Jefferson building is that […]