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Art from War: Lecture January 22nd

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

The following is a cross-post from the Picture This: Library of Congress Prints and Photos blog. The post is authored by Barbara Orbach Natanson, Head of Reference services for the Library’s Prints & Photographs Division. Pictures can eloquently convey some of the ugliness of war. Creating art can also be a powerful means of communicating the …

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A Piece of Music Found, A Lost Opera Complete

Posted by: Dan Turello

The quest to reconstruct a lost piece of music from the 1920s took Kluge Fellow Elia Corazza to Venice, New Haven, and finally, to the Library of Congress. Sometimes a few missing pages can make it a challenge to reconstruct an entire work. This was exactly the case when current Kluge Fellow Elia Corazza discovered …

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Mexico’s Colonial Past Deepened Through A New Discovery

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

The following is a guest post by historian Benjamin Reed, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former Kislak Short-term Fellow at The John W. Kluge Center. The Library of Congress holds roughly 68 million manuscripts, so it should come as no surprise to uncover unique and rare materials while …

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Muriel Rukeyser and the Spanish Civil War

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

Poet and biographer Muriel Rukeyser documented and commented on the seismic events of the 20th century. In her five decades of writing, she captured her experiences as witness to racial inequality in America, the Civil War in Spain, and protests against the Vietnam War. Sarah Chadfield, Ph.D. candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London, conducted research in …

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The Best of our Blog 2014

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

Finish 2014 with some of the best posts from our new blog, “Insights.” Don’t forget to keep up with the Kluge Center in real time by following us on Twitter: @KlugeCtr. From all of us at the Center, our best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. From our blog: In an interview, Astrobiology …

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Saying Farewell to a Dear Friend

Posted by: Mary Lou Reker

Dr. Thomas (Tom) Mann is our colleague here at the Library of Congress and recently he announced that, after thirty-three years, he will retire in January 2015. All the former researchers whom he has helped as well as this blogger and the rest of the Kluge Center staff will miss him dearly. Most days you …

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A Historical Perspective on the Cuba-U.S. Relationship

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

Historian Renata Keller recently spent nine months at the Kluge Center researching Cuba’s relationship with Mexico and the United States during the Cold War. She spoke with Program Specialist Jason Steinhauer about the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will begin to normalize relations between the two countries. Hi Renata, thanks for speaking to us. …