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Reimagining Home: Armenian Memorial Books at the Library of Congress

(The following is a post by Khatchig Mouradian, Armenian and Georgian Specialist, Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division.) The destruction of the Ottoman Empire’s Armenian population during World War I severed the connection of survivors and their descendants from their ancestral homes in what is today the Republic of Turkey. Scattered around the […]

PALABRA Archive Launches 50 Previously Unpublished Audio Recordings

(The following is a post by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room.) The Hispanic Reading Room is happy to announce the release of 50 previously unpublished recordings from the PALABRA Archive for online streaming. Every year, as is tradition, a brand new batch of material from this historic literary collection is made […]

Words like Sapphires: 15th-Century Hebrew Books at the Library of Congress

(The following is a post by Ann Brener, Hebraic Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division.) It was apparently a case of love at first sight. How else to describe those first encounters between the earliest Hebrew printers and that newfangled technology that was spreading across Europe? Already in the first dated Hebrew book, printed in […]

A Fox Fable Goes Digital: Bialik’s Classic Hebrew Story for Children Finds New Life at the Library of Congress

The Hebraic Section announces that its collection of Rare Children’s Books and Periodical in Hebrew and Yiddish, 1900-1929 has now been digitized. While some of the titles in this collection are fully accessible online, the greater part is still under copyright and may therefore be viewed only at the library’s campus in Washington, D.C.

Expanding the Borders of Art: Creative Collaborations with the MexiCali Biennial

The Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room is joining forces with the MexiCali Biennial to develop a series of electronic resources exploring Border art, artists, and Borderland studies. This blog covers the history of the MexiCali Biennial, including their mission and past exhibitions, and outlines the projects to come.