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From the Serial Set: Biography of the Honeybee

Posted by: Bailey DeSimone

Springtime in Washington, D.C. is the perfect time to learn about something new. I’ve learned through working with the Serial Set for nearly three years that sometimes, the most interesting tidbits of information are hidden where you would least expect. A volume published in 1858 contains the “agriculture portion” of the Commissioner of Patents annual …

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New Story Map: Documenting World War I

Posted by: Bailey DeSimone

The newest addition to the Law Library’s Story Map collection has arrived. Documenting World War I: The Great War through the Lens of the Law Library’s Collections is our contribution to the wealth of information about  World War I at the Library of Congress. This Story Map introduces readers to the multitude of declarations of …

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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 …

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From the Serial Set: Ojibwe Artwork in Bureau of American Ethnology Reports

Posted by: Bailey DeSimone

As you may have seen, the United States Congressional Serial Set documents from the 69th Congress have been digitized and made public by the Law Library and the Government Publishing Office (GPO). If you’ve ever been to any Smithsonian museum, or explored a virtual Smithsonian exhibit, you might be familiar with the Bureau of American Ethnology …

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Rainbows in DC – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Bailey DeSimone

Bibliography curated by Alexander Salopek, a collection development specialist in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. He previously wrote posts on Theodore Roosevelt and Marriage Equality in the U.S. October commemorates LGBTQIA+ History Month, a perfect time to provide an update on the Law Library’s recent LGBTQIA+ acquisitions. In the past …

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Serial Set Volumes from the 69th Congress Recently Published on Law.gov

Posted by: Bailey DeSimone

The Law Library of Congress and the Government Publishing Office continue to collaborate on the digitization of the United States Congressional Serial Set. The Digital Resources Division is excited to share an update on the project. This fall, the volumes of the Serial Set from the 69th Congress will be publicly accessible through both the Law …