On September 12, NASA Astrobiologist Jennifer Eigenbrode presents “A Mud Matter: The Recent Discovery of Organic Matter Preserved in 3-billion-year-old Mudstones on Mars,” at the Library’s James Madison Building’s third floor Mary Pickford Theater from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
His poem “To a Locomotive in Winter” first appeared in print February 19, 1876 in the New York Daily Tribune as part of a preview of the volume Two Rivulets (1876). Published just seven years after the union of the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory, Whitman’s poem “To a Locomotive in Winter” considers the dynamic relationship between the railroad and nature.
This is the second post exploring Samuel Griswold Goodrich’s Peter Parley books educating young and curious minds.
Today’s guest post is by Jacqueline Coleburn and Anthony Mullan. Jackie is a rare book cataloger at the Library of Congress and is cataloging the Library’s rare children’s books. Peter Parley books are a particular interest of hers. These books, which were very popular in the 1830s, 40s, and 50s, offer insight into the evolution […]
In the business world, unicorns are private startups valued at over one billion dollars. However, if you search for books with the subject of unicorns in our collections, you’re more likely to find titles like Unicorns: The Myths, Legends and Lore or Unicorns and Other Magical Creatures. The term unicorn, according to the Oxford Dictionary, […]
In Walden, Thoreau’s critique cleverly invites us to think about the costs of the railroad via the labor used to build them. Before publication of Walden, he may have read the debates regarding the building of a railroad line linking to the Pacific.
Today’s guest post is by Michael Sconzo, an intern from the University of Virginia in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. Using inspiration and access to the extensive collections of the Library Congress, Michael was asked to write blog posts on the theme of transportation. After reflection, he chose to write on the impact of […]
We wanted to do a series of short posts about happenings on the Business Reference web page, specifically about our research guides. First, I wanted to mention that we recently published a new guide LGBTQ+ Resources in Business and the Workplace that includes materials on the issues that affect the economic circumstances of the LGBTQ+ […]
This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. In the past, our understanding of the universe came from studying visible light. Over the last 90 years, astronomers have extended this view to other forms of light, from radio waves to gamma rays. However, light isn’t the […]
This post was written by intern Zachary Bernstein. How do you conduct research in the biggest library in the world, housed in three buildings and in over twenty reading rooms? That was the question I set out to answer as I began to explore the Library of Congress during the first few weeks of my […]