Countdown to Book-Stravaganza

Just days stand between the book-lovers of the USA and the Library of Congress National Book Festival! But don’t just stare at the countdown clock on the Festival website … check out the speaking and book-signing schedules for our 125 authors, or listen to the podcasts already available from some of this year’s authors.  That […]

From Russia, with Music

(The following is a guest article written by my colleague Mark Hartsell, editor of the Library’s staff newsletter, The Gazette, about a two-year project to bring together a Rachmaninoff archive.) The Library of Congress and a Moscow museum recently completed a project that, for the first time, brings together the original music manuscripts of one […]

Last Chance!

Two exhibitions from the Library of Congress are closing this month, so if you’re about town, now is your chance to check them out before they are gone. “Sakura: Cherry Blossoms as Living Symbols of Friendship” closes Sept. 15 in the Graphic Arts Galleries. The Library opened the exhibition in celebration of the 100th anniversary […]

In Retrospect: August Blogging Edition

The Library of Congress blogosphere in August was full of great posts from our many expert curators and staff. Here is just a sampling: In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog The Musical Worlds of Victor Hebert On Aug. 16, the Library opened a new exhibition on composer Victor Herbert. The Signal: Digital Preservation Digital Preservation […]

Rock the Vote

(This is the second in a series of posts featuring presidential campaign items from the Library’s collections. Read the first here.) Politics and music have enjoyed a rather persistent relationship. And it’s never more evident than during campaign season when candidates use music to connect with voters. The tradition can be seen as far back […]

In Retrospect: July Blogging Edition

Here’s a roundup of what’s been going on in the Library of Congress blogosphere in July. In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog Six Degrees of Ernst Bacon Pat Padua connects composer Ernst Bacon to Kevin Bacon, among others. The Signal: Digital Preservation  One Family’s Personal Digital Archives Project Mike Ashenfelder relates the story of Vernon […]

Library in the News: July Recap Edition

Leading the news headlines in July was the conveyance of the $1 million John W. Kluge Prize for the lifetime achievement in the study of humanity to Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil. He was honored in an awards ceremony for his study of the social structures of Brazilian government, economy and race relations […]