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Help the Library of Congress Create Video Games that Improve Public Knowledge of Civics

Posted by: Robert Brammer

The Friends of the Library of Congress are sponsoring a challenge to help improve public knowledge of civics–that is, the rights and responsibilities of citizens-by asking video games developers to create fun, lightweight video games related to civics that incorporate Library of Congress resources. This post describes the rules, deadline, and how to submit an entry.

The central image shows Congressman Elliott speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives. Hanging from the ceiling is a banner with a quotation from his speech: "What you give to one class you must give to all. What you deny to one class. You deny to all." Above are two Civil War scenes of black troops in action. On the left is a full-length statue of Abraham Lincoln, holding a bundle of arrows and his Emancipation Proclamation, standing before the U.S. Capitol.

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top – June 2023

Posted by: Robert Brammer

In the previous release, Andrew mentioned that the Bound Congressional Record on Congress.gov now provides coverage dating back to December of 1873. In this release, we have added labels to help the user distinguish between historical documents and historical bill texts. Search Tip Since the Bound Congressional Record now provides coverage dating back to December …

LGBTQI+ Resources at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Heather Casey

Tomorrow is the first day of June, and the start of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride month. We celebrate it in June because of the Stonewall Uprising, which occurred on June 28, 1969 in New York City, New York. To prepare, I thought it would be helpful to look at some of the …

Dr. Mabel Ping Hua Lee’s Push for Suffrage

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month, when the Law Library celebrates the accomplishments that Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have made to American history, society and law. Dr. Mabel Ping Hua Lee, a twentieth-century Chinese American economist, was also a suffragist and a women’s rights advocate who worked within the Chinese American community …

Cover images of historical and contemporary legal reports published in the last year. All of the reports pictured above are now available online in the Legal Reports (Publications of the Law Library of Congress) collection.

Online Legal Reports Collection Surpasses 4,000 Historical and Contemporary Reports

Posted by: Stephen Mayeaux

The Law Library is happy to announce that our collection of legacy and contemporary reports has grown to over 4,000. This summer, we plan to announce a new update to our crowdsourcing campaign, with the release of several hundred additional digitized reports that were published over the last couple years and which would benefit greatly from volunteer transcriptions to help ensure accurate full-text searchability of our collection.