The Summer 2021 Junior Fellows who interned virtually with the Hispanic Reading Room shone a light on Caribbean women poets featured in the PALABRA Archive and contextualized Brazilian cordel through audio recordings of Brazilian artist J. Borges and photographic images of Andre Cypriano.
The Library of Congress African Government Web Archive serves as a major source of contemporary information from key African government ministries, institutions and organizations.
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.
Beginning with Sultan Orhan I (1288-1360) – the second ruler of the Ottoman Empire, as each sultan began his reign he developed his tughra for his official seal. This blog looks at the elements in the tughra and exemplar tughras in the Library of Congress Near East Collections.
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.
Part two of this blog continues to highlight the Asian Division’s holdings illuminating the Asian origins and Eurasian spread of printing with a particular focus on Southeast Asia.
This blogpost looks at the important French role in the American Revolution. Part 2 focuses on the French land and naval forces that assisted the U.S. in combating the British military. French ships engaged British vessels almost immediately after Britain declared war on France in March of 1778.
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.
Tested by hardship and sorrow, Kazue Mizumura survived to become a teacher, painter, textile designer, jewelry maker, advertising artist, and, finally, an illustrator and writer of children’s books.
This blog highlights the Asian Division’s holdings illuminating the Asian origins and Eurasian spread of printing with a particular focus on its early spread from China to Japan, Korea and Vietnam.