A brief history of how the promotion of homespun clothing in the American colonies traces its origin to resistance on the part of colonists to several British laws that required the taxation of imported goods.
Spooky season approaches! For some, part of October will be spent gearing up for Halloween and Día de Muertos. Others may be excited about the cooler weather and fall recipes. Maybe “pumpkin spice season” will be observed where you live. Regardless of your October plans, we hope you make time to join us for some […]
Each August, the House and Senate take a summer recess from Washington, D.C., during which they spend time in their respective legislative districts. While the legislators are working away from Capitol Hill, the Law Library of Congress will continue responding to reference inquiries and presenting webinars on a variety of topics. August’s installment of the […]
Next month, the Law Library will present a webinar on federal legislative history that will offer a deeper dive into a bill’s lifecycle, discuss the types of documents that are considered “legislative history” resources, and then explore methods of identifying and locating these items. Our second webinar is an orientation to the collections of the […]
Next month, the Law Library of Congress will present a webinar on U.S. federal statutes. This webinar will provide an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions. Also in June, Law Library staff will host a webinar discussing […]
In a post last month, I highlighted a document that the Law Library acquired for its rare book collection: a sea letter signed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in 1794 for the schooner Two Friends. In that post, I mentioned the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. In this post, I […]
Short interviews of the people working on the spring 2022 remote metadata projects, this week highlighting the work on transcribing CRS bill summaries for historical bills.
The Law Library of Congress’s next offering in its Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series will focus on the rules and regulations created by the executive branch of the U.S. federal government. In the “Tracing Federal Regulations” webinar, attendees will learn about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, particularly the publication and citation of federal regulations. Also in April, Law […]
In March, we are introducing a new addition to our orientation to legal research webinars. To date, this series has included recurring classes on navigating legal resources from the U.S. government’s three branches: statutes, administrative laws, and court opinions. Our new class on federal legislative history will offer a deeper dive into a bill’s lifecycle, and […]
On August 1, 1952, Private Sarah Keys was traveling on the bus from Fort Dix, New Jersey, to her family home in Washington, North Carolina. Her father told her to be sure to get on a bus that made no changes, so the bus driver would not harass her. However, her bus did stop in […]