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From the Serial Set: Artistic Perspectives on Perry’s Expedition

Posted by: Bailey DeSimone

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we want to dedicate this month’s From the Serial Set post to the peoples of Asia and the Pacific Islands who enriched U.S. history and culture. Today, we’ll be sharing highlights from the narrative of Commodore Perry’s journey from the Chesapeake Bay to the Edo …

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FALQs: The Swedish Sami Parliament Elections

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

This blogpost is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series and describes the Swedish Sami Parliament election. This upcoming Sunday, May 16, 2021, the Sami Parliament (Sametinget) in Sweden holds its general election. The date also marks the 18th anniversary of the first Swedish Sami Parliament election in 1993. 1. What is the Sami Parliament …

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Explore Congressional Reactions to Historic Events on Congress.gov

Posted by: Robert Brammer

The Congress.gov team has received feedback requesting that we add content from prior congresses to the Congressional Record and public law text collections. We are pleased to announce that we have made substantial progress on this request. The Bound Congressional Record collection now goes back to the 82nd Congress (1951-1953) and the full text of …

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An Interview with Aranza Obscura, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Posted by: Geraldine Davila Gonzalez

Today’s interview is with Aranza Obscura, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Describe your background. I was born in Mexico City and grew up in a border town called Laredo in South Texas. Being steeped in both Mexican and American values allowed me …

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An Interview with Iana Fremer, Legal Research Analyst

Posted by: Ruth Levush

Today’s interview is with Iana Fremer, a legal research analyst at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background I am from Tbilisi, Georgia (not to be confused with the State of Georgia), one of the oldest countries in the world. Georgia is located between the Black and Caspian seas, and …