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Reflections on Symbols of Women’s History in Modern Context

(The Following is a post by Joan Weeks, Head, Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division.) With the celebration of Women’s History Month in March, images of suffragettes and suffragists marching for voting rights, or women on the assembly lines such as “Rosie the Riveter,” were frequently displayed around the country. In February 1980, […]

Happy Birthday, Hans Christian Andersen!

(The following is a post by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist, European Division.) April is the birthday month of the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75), known worldwide for his stories, especially The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Princess and the Pea. Expressions such as “an ugly duckling” and “the emperor’s new clothes” are, in fact, […]

Hello from the “4 Corners of the World”!

Welcome to “4 Corners of the World,” a blog dedicated to international collections and studies at the Library of Congress. This blog is a collaborative social media initiative by the Library’s four area studies divisions — African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European and Hispanic. Posts on this blog will highlight important research resources as well […]