A celebration of the life of Rudolfo Anaya (1937-2020), author of the 1972 book, “Bless Me, Ultima” and many other stories that honored New Mexico and Chicano Culture. The voice of this National Humanities Medal recipient resonates far beyond New Mexico and may also be found in the PALABRA Archive at the Library of Congress.
This post is a personal reflection on a professional friendship that African Section librarian Eve M. Ferguson had with renowned bibliographer, Abdul Samed Bemath, who recently passed away after producing a third bibliography of the legendary African historian, the late Ali Al’Amin Mazrui, who was memorialized at the Library of Congress in December 2014. Eve Ferguson worked with Bemath to create a chapter in a book of tributes, A Giant Tree Has Fallen: Tributes to Ali Al’Amin Mazrui. Abdul Samed Bemath died in South Africa on July 31, 2020.
Virtual interns at the European Division of the Library of Congress, summer 2020.
This post introduces the 18th-century Chinese poetry compilation “Imperial Poems on the Summer Resort,” written by the Kangxi emperor.
Hispanic Division Junior Fellows explore the PALABRA Archive of recorded writers to learn more about Bolivian and Maya writers and poets and the value of diverse cultures and languages within the Library of Congress.
Working remotely, a Junior Fellow analyzed digitized Hispanic collections at the Library of Congress.
The Rare Book & Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress has one of only thirteen known copies of the radical Alexander Radishchev’s banned 1790 novel “Puteshestvie iz Peterburga v Moskvu” (A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow).
Leadership Development Program Fellow Amal Morsy at the Library of Congress talks about her leadership training experience.
This piece, which is the second part of a two-part series on textiles and Asia, looks at story cloths in the context of the Hmong exodus from Laos at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.
This piece, which is the first of a two-part blog on textiles and Asia, examines the Urdu women’s magazine “Jauhar-i nisvān̲” from the South Asian Rare Book Collection and what can be gleaned from the magazine about the importance of embroidery to women refugees during the 1947 Partition of South Asia.