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Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, Prince of the People

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

Today is a state holiday in Hawai’i commemorating the birthday of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Piʻikoi. As an adult, he was frequently called Ke Ali‘i Maka‘āinana (Prince of the People), for the services he gave to the Hawaiian people. Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana’ole, often called simply Prince Kūhiō, was born in Kōloa, Kaua’i, Hawai’i, on …

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Teddy Roosevelt, Naturalist and Public Intellectual

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

The following is a guest post by Alexander Salopek, a collection development specialist in Collection Services Division. While at home due to the current circumstances, I have found myself deeply missing the Library’s collections; something close to my heart. Thankfully, I was able to work with the collections through the By the People project. By …

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Interview with María Daniela Jiménez, Junior Fellow at the Law Library of Congress

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

Today’s interview is with María Daniela Jiménez. María Daniela is a Junior Fellow in the Collection Services Division at the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Orange County, California, and have lived in the Bay Area, Arizona, Indiana, Mexico City, and Rome. I really enjoy moving. What is your academic/professional …

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On the Shelf: Hispanic Heritage Month and Recent Latin American Law Material Acquisitions

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

Earlier this year we reflected on Hispanic Heritage Month with a post by my colleague Francisco Macias. He and I have explored the origins of the month in previous years’ posts. You can read this year’s Presidential Proclamation online too. Once you know all about it, how will you commemorate this month? It begins each …

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Drop! Cover! Hold On! The Great ShakeOut

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

Prior to the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in the DC area in August 2011, it would have been a safe bet to say that most local long time residents didn’t think about earthquakes often. Although that earthquake was considered “fairly run-of-the mill”, according to USGS, it certainly got everyone’s attention in the District, Maryland and Virginia. …