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Herencia: Review Challenge Recap and Announcement

[Click here for the Spanish version of this post / Haz clic aquí para la versión en español.] Last week, the Law Library of Congress challenged you to help us provide complete transcriptions for all remaining documents in the Laws & Statutes: Agriculture, Conservation, Hunting and Fishing section of Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. We couldn’t be more […]

Herencia: Reto de revisiones y un anuncio especial

[Click here for the English version of this post / Haz clic aquí para la versión en inglés.] La semana pasada, la Biblioteca Jurídica del Congreso te exhortó a ayudarnos a completar el proceso de transcripciones de los documentos restantes de nuestro proyecto, leyes y normas: agricultura, conservación, caza y pesca, de nuestra campaña de crowdsourcing, Herencia: Centuries of […]

STARTING TODAY! Participate in our Herencia Review Challenge

[Click here for the Spanish version of this post / Haz clic aquí para la versión en español.] This week, the Law Library of Congress challenges you to help improve access to our unique collection of historic Spanish legal materials, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, through the Library’s crowdsourcing platform, By the People (BTP). Our goal by the […]

¡COMENZANDO HOY! Participa en nuestro reto de revisión de Herencia

[Click here for the English version of this post / Haz clic aquí para la versión en inglés.] Esta semana, la Biblioteca Jurídica del Congreso te invita a ayudarnos a mejorar el acceso a nuestra colección única de documentos jurídico-históricos de España, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, a través de la plataforma de crowdsourcing […]

Cooking with Congress: Senator Margaret Chase Smith’s Recipes from Maine

During this time of physical distancing and stay-at-home recommendations, presumably like many of our readers, I have been cooking at home almost exclusively. I love cooking, but after a couple months of teleworking, I grew bored with making the same recipes on loop. For inspiration, I went through my cook book collection and stumbled across […]

From the Serial Set: Pride in the Face of Prejudice

June commemorates LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+) Pride Month, recognizing the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969, which symbolizes the LGBTQ+ rights movement. In the decade prior, before Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Stormé DeLarverie gained recognition for their activism, Frank Kameny’s LGBTQ+ activist work grew out of the period of […]

From the Legal Report Archive: Bribery and Corruption Laws in Certain Middle Eastern Countries

The following is a guest post by John Al Saddy, legal research fellow at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Last month, the Law Library released an additional 250 digitized historical reports, many of which were previously unavailable to the public. These reports, in addition to those released in March 2020, are now […]

From (and Before) the Serial Set: Collecting the American State Papers

Congressional documents preceding the Serial Set from 1789 to 1817 became the American State Papers. However, these documents were not collected and published until the 1830s, when “[t]he volumes of Congressional documents, [sic] [became] too numerous for easy reference, and we (Congress) [found] a great difficulty in keeping our (the) series perfect.” (H. Doc. no. 35, […]