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Archive: July 2021 (5 Posts)

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Cordel, crafts, cooking and Caribbean poets: Meet the Hispanic Reading Room Junior Fellows

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

Each summer, a talented and motivated group of Junior Fellows brings fresh eyes and enthusiasm to projects around the Library of Congress. Three Junior Fellows interning virtually with the Hispanic Division will explore the Library’s Brazilian cordel and the PALABRA Archive recordings of women writers, helping to provide digital access to these unique collections.

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The Franco-American Revolution – Part 2

Posted by: Taru Spiegel

This blogpost looks at the important French role in the American Revolution. Part 2 focuses on the French land and naval forces that assisted the U.S. in combating the British military. French ships engaged British vessels almost immediately after Britain declared war on France in March of 1778.

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International Reading Rooms Open for Researcher Appointments Starting July 12, 2021

Posted by: Taru Spiegel

Starting July 12, the Library will reopen four additional reading rooms – African & Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic – for a limited number of registered readers by appointment only. This blog will guide you through the process of making advance appointments.