What’s Cool Where I’m From? Find Your Home State in the Collections!

This blog was coordinated by Alli Hartley-Kong with contributions from Junior Fellows Khrisma McMurray and Kim Grossett, and interns Danielle Fedrigo and Jade Castillo Hermosillo. One of my favorite things about working at the Library of Congress is the incredible array of people who are our colleagues, staff, and visitors. As a proud New Jersey […]

The Mother Road Trip- Route 66 History and Activities

This blog post was written by Kimberly Grossett, a Junior Fellow in the Library’s Informal Learning Office. During the summer, many families take to the road to their favorite vacation spots. Whether it’s to the beach, the mountains, anywhere in between, these journeys don’t have to be boring. Travelers on Route 66–the “Mother Road”– have […]

LGBTQ+ History: Christine Jorgensen’s Life of Fame and Femininity

This post was written by Eori Tokunaga, an intern in the Library of Congress’s Informal Learning Office, Young Readers Center-Program Lab. Families are made up of people of all different identities. Inside the Library’s collections are stories of thousands of people throughout history, many of whom sought to change the norms of the society in […]