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Indiana State Library – Pic of the Week

I saw this recent blog post, So, what does the Indiana State Library actually do?, and was reminded of my visit there.

Photo of the Indiana State Library

The Indiana State Library is across the street from the Indiana State House, similar to the way that the Capitol is across the street from the Library of Congress.

Indiana State Library across the street from the Indiana State House

Indiana State Library and Indiana State House

One of my favorite places in the library is the Indiana Authors Room.

Indiana Authors Room in the Indiana State Library

Indiana Authors Room

The library has a variety of resources in its Indiana Collection.

For more images and to learn more about the building’s history, check out this by Historic Indianapolis.

Erskine May – Pic of the Week

Last month I listened to oral arguments of two cases being appealed before the U.K.’s Supreme Court.  The cases, one an appeal from England and Wales and the other an appeal from Scotland,dealt with the U.K. prime minister’s August 2019 decision regarding the prorogation of Parliament. I noticed that the lawyers presenting the cases referred on several […]

Law Establishing the Icelandic Supreme Court – Pic of the Week

October 6, 2019, this coming Sunday, marks the centennial of the Icelandic Law on the Supreme Court of October 6, 1919 (Lög om hæstarjett Nr. 22 af 6 okt. 1919), which provided for the establishment of a Supreme Court in Iceland. The Supreme Court replaced the National Court (Landsyfirréttur), whose decisions could be appealed to the Supreme Court of Denmark. […]

We’re Going to Do Something: Flight 93 National Memorial

One perfectly ordinary, sunny Tuesday morning at the end of summer, four planes headed out on trans-U.S. flights; they never made it to their intended destination. Like the attack on Pearl Harbor and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Robert F. Kennedy, every American beyond primary school age at […]

Embassy of Bulgaria Donates Commemorative Reprints of Constitutions — Pic of the Week

  On Tuesday, May 21, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United States of America Tihomir Stoytchev, presented two copies of the commemorative reprint of Bulgaria’s Tarnovo Constitution to the Library of Congress. Adopted on April 16, 1879, the Tarnovo Constitution remained fundamental law of Bulgaria until 1947. Ambassador Stoytchev […]

In Full Bloom: Petworth Neighborhood Library — Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Mirela Savic-Fleming, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress. Every day on my way home, I walk past the two-and-a-half story Georgian Revival Petworth Neighborhood Library.  With the cherry blossom season recently ending, I somewhat nostalgically decided to share a photo that I took in April. The library […]

Eisenhower’s Temporary White House

If you are visiting in Pennsylvania, you should make a stop at Eisenhower Farm in Gettysburg. President and Mrs. Eisenhower gave the house, the farm and the grounds to the United States government in 1967, and after their deaths, the National Park Service opened the site for visitors. President and Mrs. Eisenhower bought this farm […]