A new digital collection provides access to materials from the Japanese Rare Book Collection at the Library of Congress. Topics range from classical literature to works on horses, bamboo, and more.
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.
A Library of Congress historian looks at the real Queen Charlotte, consort to King George III of Britain, in contrast to the fictitious “Bridgerton” royal.
The Library of Congress is home to a collection of rare Persian language manuscripts, among which 10 unique volumes hold the writings and poetry of the master of words, Sa’di of Shiraz, who was a mystical humanist and anecdotal story teller and lived in medieval Persia from the city of Shiraz, but traveled far and wide throughout the Islamic world and wrote about the unity of mankind.
This blogpost looks at a newly digitized collection of 19th-century Malay letters from rulers to William Farquhar, Resident of Singapore, tracing its provenance to Alfred North and the Wilkes Expedition.
Learn more about a unique collection of 80 biographies of Soviet Korean leaders sent by the Soviet Communist Party to help establish North Korea’s government in the late 1940s.
This is a guest post by Hispanic Division HACU intern, Bianca Napoleoni, sharing her contribution of digital research tools that highlight Puerto Rico’s linguistic history and the Hispanic Division, Library of Congress collections.
Reference librarian Matt Young describes his work at the Library of Congress as the Russian Specialist in the European Division.