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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/28/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Wednesday, October 10, 2018, noon – 1 p.m. Book Talk: Historical Atlas of Hasidism The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress invite you […]

Trivia, Bookmarks, and Websites, Oh My!

 (The following is a post by Tracy North, reference librarian and co-editor, HLAS, Hispanic Division.) Which Latin American country grows over 4,000 kinds of potatoes? How many countries are in South America? Who wrote Don Quixote?* At the 2018 National Book Festival, the Hispanic Division’s table, at the Library of Congress’ pavilion, hosted a trivia […]

Native roots of Italian cuisine from the region of Lombardy

(The following is a post by Lucia Wolf, reference librarian for Italy, European Division.) In 2016, the Library of Congress acquired an Italian manuscript recipe book entitled “Zia Annita” (Aunt Annita), composed between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in Lombardy.  This booklet is but a recent addition to the Library’s notable collection of […]

Mapping Imperial Japanese History through the B-Collection

(The following is a post by Chelsea Hudson, Junior Fellow, Asian Division, Summer 2018.) The process of inventorying and cataloging the hundreds of thousands of items scattered across Library archives is in itself an exercise in reconstructing history. Each book or journal records the anonymous hands that have censored its text, drawn in its margins, […]

4 Corners: International Collections and Programs, 9/7/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 11 a.m. Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of […]

An American traveler in Central Asia then and now: from travel log to travel blog

(The following is a post by Joan Weeks, head of the Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division.) Journeys to Central Asia retracing the ancient Silk Road routes from China to Istanbul captivated American travelers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as they do today’s tourists. With the advent of photography and […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 8/31/2018

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected] Directions Floor Plans Tuesday, September 4, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Orientation to the European Collections of the Library of Congress A tour of the European Reading Room, and an orientation to the Library’s European collections, is being offered on […]

Royal weddings of yore

(The following is a post by Taru Spiegel, reference specialist, European Division.) Inspired by the glamorous wedding earlier this year of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, we researched some other famous European royal couples featured in our collections. The Library of Congress holds a large amount of material on current and […]