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The Persian Book Lecture Series on Video, an Educational Resource, Now Available Online

(The following post is by Hirad Dinavari, reference specialist for the Iranian World Collections, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress.) In conjunction with the 2014 exhibition: “A Thousand Years of the Persian Book” at the Library of Congress, we in AMED teamed up with Roshan Persian Studies Institute at University of […]

Soviet-Era Children’s Books: The Oleg Grushnikov Collection at the Library of Congress

(The following post is by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist, European Division. It is based on an article by Barbara L. Dash, Rare Materials Section, published in “Slavic and East European Information Resources,” 11:2-3 (2010): [110]-119.) The Grushnikov Collection of more than 6,000 Soviet-era children’s books published between the 1920s and the 1990s is a treasure […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 8/5/2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – noon HISPANIC READING ROOM RESEARCH ORIENTATION Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. – noon. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/29/2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – noon HISPANIC READING ROOM RESEARCH ORIENTATION Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. – noon. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader […]

Liberia, Africa’s Oldest Independent and Democratic Republic, Celebrates Its 169th Independence Anniversary

(The following is a post by Angel D. Batiste, Area Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division.) The West African country of Liberia shares special historical ties to the United States, dating back to its founding in 1822 by former slaves and free-born Blacks from the United States under the sponsorship of the American Colonization Society […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/22/2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. Research Orientation on Databases for Contemporary China Studies Yuwu Song and Jeffrey Wang, Reference Specialists, Asian Division This research orientation is hosted by the Asian Division. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Space limited to 21 participants. Location: Room LA-151, Adams Building, Library […]

Remembering Gregory Rabassa, 1922-2016

(The following is a post by Georgette Dorn, Chief, Hispanic Division.) The world lost one of the great, if not the greatest, translator of Spanish and Portuguese literature into English and thus into the English-speaking world, when Gregory Rabassa passed away at the age of 94 on June 13, 2016 in Branford, CT. Nobel laureate […]

Brazil’s Popular Groups Collection: Primary Resources from Grassroots Movements

(The following is a post by Talía Guzmán-González, Reference Librarian, Hispanic Division.) Since 1966 the Library of Congress’ overseas office in Rio de Janeiro has been collecting publications by civic grassroots and political organizations, government agencies and NGOs in an effort to document Brazilian social movements and provide primary resources to researchers. This collection of […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/15/2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 1 p.m. The European Division, in partnership with the Embassy of Slovenia, presents Michael Biggins discussing his most recent translation, Lojze Kovačič’s Newcomers. Newcomers (Prišleki, in Slovenian) is often regarded as one of the most important Slovenian novels of the 20th century, and has been translated into several languages. It provides […]