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Day of the Deployed

The following is a guest post by Andrew Huber, Liaison Specialist for the Veterans History Project (VHP). October 26th marks the National Day of the Deployed, which honors all those veterans and active duty soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who have spent time abroad in service to their country. As anyone who has been deployed […]

The Faith of Far Away Moses: Yom Kippur, 1893

Note: This is part of a series of posts about Far Away Moses, a fascinating celebrity of the 19th century, who served as the model for one of the keystone heads on the Thomas Jefferson Building.  Moses, a Sephardic Jew from Constantinople, knew some of the most prominent Americans of his era, including Theodore Roosevelt […]

Five Questions with Jennifer Cutting

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Cutting.  The “Five Questions” interview was performed by Danna Bell, from the Library of Congress’s Educational Outreach office.  A shorter version of her answers is available at their blog, Teaching with the Library of Congress. Describe what you do at the Library of Congress and the materials […]

Familiar Faces on Display in Atlanta

A version of this post was published on “The Library of Congress” blog, July 1, 2016. One of the many joys of working at the Veterans History Project (VHP) is discovering all of the out-of-the-box ways researchers find to use the collections. VHP’s congressional mandate is to collect, preserve and make accessible the war stories […]

Happy 4th of July from the Veterans History Project

The following is a guest post by Andrew Huber, Liaison Specialist for the Veterans History Project (VHP). Chances are that on July 4th, many of you will be enjoying your holiday with friends and family, perhaps by grilling in the backyard, going to the beach, playing games or just relaxing with a book. In the […]


This weekend there will be barbecues, pies, home-made strawberry soda, and other treats that have become common features of Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States that has its roots in the joyful celebrations of newly-freed slaves in Texas at the end of the Civil War. It is thought to […]

April Fools: The Roots of an International Tradition

Note: A shorter version of this article was published in the March/April 2016 issue of LCM: Library of Congress Magazine.  Download a pdf here.  We also transformed this article into episode 6 of our podcast. Find the podcast at this link! Scan your favorite newspapers or news websites this April 1, and chances are you’ll […]