This blogpost examines the various styles of Arabic calligraphy that are used in Arabic language. The Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Calligraphy collection is housed in the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress.
(The following is a post by Ann Brener, Hebraic Area Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division. The second and final part of a 2-part article focuses on the life Rachel Bluwstein via memoirs written by family and friends and by the poetess herself, presented here in English translation. Click here for Part One.) The training […]
The Tsine-Louine tea company’s postcard series (1899-1904) displays scenes from the company’s trading route along the new Trans-Siberian railroad, highlighting the intersection of trade and the further incorporation of Siberia into the Russian empire through the railroad.
To commemorate Women’s History Month, we celebrate Latina Luminarias–Mexican revolutionary soldaderas; activists Jovita Idar, Luisa Moreno, Sylvia Rivera, and Antonia Hernández; librarian Pura Belpré; singers Celia Cruz and Joan Baez, and writer Kali Fajardo-Anstine–women whose leadership and achievements lit the way and inspired others to follow their own bright paths.
The 1st of a 2-part article focuses on the life Rachel Bluwstein via memoirs written by family and friends and by the poetess herself, presented here in English translation.
(The following is a cross-post by Geraldine Davila Gonzalez, Program Specialist at the Office of External Relations of the Law Library of Congress. It originally appeared on the In Custodia Legis: the Law Library of Congress Blog.) The Law Library of Congress is proud to announce our all-virtual festivities to celebrate the first anniversary of […]
(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.
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.