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About this Blog: Insights

The blog of the John W. Kluge Center shares the knowledge and insights gleaned from the research of top scholars in the humanities and social sciences in residence at the Library of Congress. Posts by staff of the Kluge Center, as well as guest posts from scholars-in-residence and other Library specialists, showcase the breadth, depth and value of the humanities and social science research made possible by the collections and resources of the Library of Congress. The blog seeks to inform policymakers and the public about continuous new research conducted by the Library’s scholars-in-residence on topics of significance to humanity, society and the nation.



Sweeping view from the floor of a great room, looking upwards past marble columns and arches to a grand golden-colored dome
Main Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 2019. (Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)Note: Privacy and publicity rights for individuals depicted may apply.