This pic of the week features the Madison Building, which is part of the of the Washington, D.C., campus of the Library of Congress. The Jefferson Building is known for its palatial design, but the Madison Building has its charms, too. You can learn more about each of these buildings by taking an online tour.
A view from the entry to the Madison Building. Photo by Anna Price
This photo was taken in Memorial Hall, just adjacent to the Madison Building’s main entrance. If you look closely, you can see Madison peeking out from behind the tree.
While the Library’s in-person services are limited right now, I hope this reminds everyone that our lights are still on and we are here to help you with your legal research and reference needs.
On a recent physically-distanced road trip to New Jersey, I visited Salem, which sits in the southeastern part of the state. I trekked to Salem in part to visit the Old Salem County Courthouse. Per a placard outside the courthouse entrance, it is the “[o]ldest active courthouse in New Jersey and the second oldest in […]
Welcome, Lady Liberty! On this day, 135 years ago, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on board the French steamer Isere. But did you know that you do not necessarily have to travel to New York to see it? In fact, you do not even have to go to the United States at […]
Sunday, June 14th, is Flag Day. In our 2012 post on the subject, I wrote about the origins of Flag Day and flag etiquette. In celebration of Flag Day this year, Andrew is helping us celebrate with a view of some state flags which are on display as one travels from the Capitol Visitors Center to […]
William Howard Taft was a man who held many titles in his life: president of the United States, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and most significantly for this post, chairman of the Lincoln Memorial Commission. He held this post during his tenure as president, and oversaw the planning and selection […]
The last few weeks have brought about a lot of changes. I am extremely proud of the Congress.gov team. We have been working remotely for three weeks, and our team continues to work to improve the website. We had a release last week and are wrapping up development for our next one. Margaret continues to […]
Your favorite fantasy fiction, movies, and even Mr. Bean aside, wearing cotton gloves (aka the “cotton menace”) isn’t the best way to show love for rare books when you handle them. As the Ransom Center has observed, “[t]he conservator’s explanation in support of bare hands is that they afford much greater manual dexterity. Ungloved hands […]
The following is a guest post by Dr. Joshua Kueh, the Southeast Asia reference librarian in the Asian Division of the Library of Congress. His research interests cover Malay manuscripts, and topics related to Southeast Asian history, particularly migration and trade in the 1500s to the 1800s. The Library of Congress has a small but […]
At an impressive 333 feet, the nine-story George Washington Masonic National Memorial (GW Memorial), built on a hill in Alexandria, Virginia, can be seen from almost anywhere in Alexandria. Ever since I moved to Alexandria in 2018, I have been meaning to visit the GW Memorial, in particular the observation deck, but somehow I never got […]
Today, January 10, 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the League of Nations. The idea of an international coalition had been discussed in the 19th century but more attention to the idea developed during World War I when organizations in the United Kingdom and the United States (the League to Enforce Peace and the […]