Beginning with Sultan Orhan I (1288-1360) - the second ruler of the Ottoman Empire, as each sultan began his reign he developed his tughra for his official seal. This blog looks at the elements in the tughra and exemplar tughras in the Library of Congress Near East Collections.
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.
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.
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.