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For Women’s History Month 2016

This blog is written in recognition of Women’s History Month, which in the U.S. is celebrated during March. For over two hundred years, the Library of Congress, the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States, has been gathering materials necessary to tell the stories of women in America and around the world. Library staff […]

The Intersection of Health and Spirituality

Last week the Kluge Center issued our annual call for applications for the David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality. This unique fellowship supports research on the connection between religion, spirituality and health, whether it be physical, mental or social health. Made possible by a generous endowment from the International Center for the Integration […]

War and Superheroes: How the Writer’s War Board Used Comics to Spread its Message in WWII

Historian Paul Hirsch was a Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation Fellow for Caricature and Cartoon at The John W. Kluge Center in summer 2015. His research explored the intersection of visual culture, race, policymaking, and diplomacy from World War II through the post-Cold War period. Paul, your work investigates the convergence of comic book publishing […]

Marking Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close today, October 15. There are many ways to recognize the importance of Hispanic and Latin American peoples to world culture. One of the ways the Kluge Center recognizes that presence is through the Jay I. Kislak Fellowships for the Study of the History and Cultures of the […]

Images of the Earth in American Children’s Books

German Fellow Sibylle Machat has spent the past seven months at the Kluge Center researching images of planet Earth in American children’s books. How Earth looks from space is well-known today; satellite imagery of the planet is now a part of our collective consciousness. But before public access to photographic representations of Earth, how the […]

International Performances Here and Abroad

Every one of the Fellows at the Kluge Center gives a presentation concerning their research while they are at the Library of Congress. Not every one of the Center’s Fellows also appears, however, on an internationally popular television series. BMI-Kluge Fellow Peter Zilahy is an exception. Zilahy was featured on the award-winning CNN program “Parts […]

Capturing a Moment in Time: Documenting Musicians from the Horn of Africa in Their New American Diaspora

The following is a guest post by Kay Kaufman Shelemay, G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music at Harvard University and 2007 Kluge Chair in Modern Culture at The John W. Kluge Center. When scholars think about the Library of Congress, they may immediately recall its famous collections that provide rich resources for the study of […]

The Kluge Center, Facial Masks for Veterans, and Students from Singapore

The following story was written by Megan Harris of the Library’s Veterans History Project and was featured in the Library of Congress staff newsletter, The Gazette. It also appeared on the Library of Congress blog under the title “Inquiring Minds: Anna Coleman Ladd and WWI Veterans.” It has been edited. Last month Benjamin King, Maria Ellsworth […]