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Gas Balloons, Continental Maps and an 18th Century Armenian Engraver

This blog tells the story of Father Elia Endasian, an engraver, mapmaker, and a keen follower of the scientific advances of his time. The 6 maps (world, continental, and regional) Endasian engraved within 4 years (1784-1787) made an indelible mark on Armenian cartography. The Library of Congress houses these maps and many works by Endasian.

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

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.

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

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.