(The following is a post by Ann Brener, Hebraic Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division.) This year, the Hebraic Section celebrates the Jewish holiday of Purim with a splendid new Scroll of Esther, the biblical book retelling the familiar story of palace intrigue in ancient Persia and of the Jewish Queen Esther, who saved her people …
The Library of Congress Research Guides provide specialized subject access to a wide-range of collection materials, including books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, and much more. The Hispanic Division Country Guides, a subset of the Research Guides, offer linked access to materials in the Library related to Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and areas historically related to those countries and regions.
The famous Russian composer, Nikolai Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), wrote a number of operas. The Library of Congress has a copy of his first opera, “The Maid of Pskov,” in an 1892 edition that originally belonged to the Russian imperial family, the Romanovs.
The Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress creates Country Guides to help users discover research resources for the countries of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. Read this blog and use the Haiti Country Guide to learn more about Haitian resources at the Library of Congress.