This Pic of the Week is dedicated to our building’s namesake, James Madison. The James Madison Memorial Building is the nation’s official memorial to President Madison. Enter the front door of the Madison Building of the Library of Congress, pass through the security screening, and turn to the left. Here you will find the James […]
The snow looked so nice in last Friday’s Pic of the Week post that we couldn’t stop at one picture. I’ve always liked the books going up the front of the Madison Building and the addition of the snow was a nice touch. The sculpture is Falling Books or A Cascade of Books (depending on […]
With this Pic of the Week, you get a glimpse of the front of the Madison Building, where the Law Library of Congress is located, along with the first snow of the season.
In honor of Human Rights Day, today’s Pic of the Week is the cover of a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This particular item is from our Rare Book Collection and is a duplicate of the special edition of the UDHR placed in the cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters Building […]
This week’s Pic of the Week is a portrait of John T. Vance found inside our small conference room. The portrait was donated to the Law Library by his family. According to the note by the portrait, he was the Law Librarian of Congress from 1924 until his death in 1943. Archibald MacLeish, poet, scholar, […]
After entering our Reading Room, you will see our exhibit of legal treasures from Mexico’s past. A selection of the items on display are also incorporated on a poster. The poster was done in part to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which coincided this year with the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Independence of […]
You’ve seen the entrance to our Reading Room in a previous Pic of the Week. This week features some of the cabinets in the Microform Reading Room, which is right off the main Reading Room. Because of the volume of materials in the Law Library, many items are in microfilm or microfiche format. The microfilm […]
When you step through our main office in room 240 of the Madison Building, you’ll be greeted by our logo behind the front desk.
Last week I did a post on the Library’s facility at Fort Meade, Maryland. All items sent to Fort Meade are placed in one of ten different sized boxes (like the one below) to protect them from dust, light, and water damage.