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.
The French played an indispensable role in the American Revolution in the key areas of financial aid and supplies, the French land forces and fleet, and global French military engagements that diverted British resources from North America.
The Library of Congress has six Overseas Offices. Meet Paul Losch, the new Field Director of the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Overseas Operations Office. His early interest in Spanish and then Portuguese led to a career in librarianship. Learn about the Office’s projects, including cooperative acquisitions and collecting materials from popular culture and grassroots organizations.
This blogpost introduces the collection of 2,300 books from Jewish Cultural Reconstruction (JCR), housed in the Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress.
This blogpost introduces Ottoman Turkish calligraphic styles. This is the third installment of a three-part series that examines the various styles of Arabic calligraphy used in the Arab and Islamic world. The Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Calligraphy collection is housed in the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress.
In examining an early 20th-century edition of a book of stories by Russian author Nikolai Gogol, a Library of Congress cataloger recognized another familiar name. The full-page, sepia-colored art illustrations in the book were printed by Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, better known as an early innovator in color photography. The book’s past ownership invites further investigation.
The blog post delves into a Georgetown University Master’s capstone project “Reimagining Structural Racism and Inequities during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Latino Communities in the U.S. as analyzed through Oral Histories and Children’s Poetry.”
Three early Baltic German printers and their descendants made publishing a family trade in lands of today’s Latvia, i.e., the Steffenhagens, Hartknochs and the Kymmels.
This blogpost introduces Persian calligraphic styles: Ta’liq, Shikastah, and Nasta’liq. This is the second installment of a three-part series that examines the various styles of Arabic calligraphy used in the Arab and Islamic world. The Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Calligraphy collection is housed in the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress.