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The Law Library of Congress to Present at the 112th Annual American Association of Law Libraries Conference in Washington, D.C.

Posted by: Geraldine Davila Gonzalez

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) will hold their annual meeting and conference this year in Washington, D.C. The Law Library of Congress will participate in throughout the event as speakers in the educational program, in the exhibit hall as an exhibitor, and of course, as attendees. On Monday, July 15, there will be …

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On This Day: Congress Moves to Washington, D.C.

Posted by: Jennifer González

On this day, 215 years ago, Congress met in the Capitol Building for the first time.  The Sixth Congress established the residence of the Congress and seat of the United States government in Washington, D.C. with the move on November 17, 1800.   The newly established United States had nine capitals between 1776 and 1800: Philadelphia, …

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“A monstrosity of art”: A Strange D.C. Landmark’s Connection to Congress

Posted by: Anna Price

The following is a guest post by Sarah Friedman, a former Presidential Management Fellow with the Public Services Division at the Law Library of Congress. She previously authored The Legal History of the Presidential Management Fellows Program and Hansberry v. Lee: The Supreme Court Case that Influenced the Play “A Raisin in the Sun.” Washington …

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From the Serial Set: What was the D.C. Parks Commission?

Posted by: Bailey DeSimone

Though it’s cold outside, you can explore Washington, D.C., through early illustrations of some of its most well-known landmarks. Today, we’ll be looking through the pages of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set to learn more about the 1901 plans of a Park Commission tasked with improving D.C.’s public areas. In 1902, the Senate Committee on …