Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

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Did you know that the Library of Congress has some of the best baseball-related collections you can see anywhere, perhaps outside of Cooperstown itself?

It’s true: The nation’s library is home to quite a trove of memorabilia about the national pastime.

To help celebrate the opening of the new Nationals Park in just a few days right here in Washington, we have collected many of our baseball resources in a single thematic portal called “America’s Pastime.” The site includes audio and video, historical photographs, a baseball time line, a feature about the song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and other great materials.

More Photos in Flickr

Our friend and former colleague, Justin Thorp, scooped us a bit on the fact that we have added some additional photos to our Flickr account. (See our previous posts here and here.) Which suits me just fine; we love all Library fans! It is true, under cover of night (OK, maybe not night, exactly), we […]

Knowledge at Your Fingertips

There is a big sign in an office on the sixth floor of the Madison Building that has been counting down the weeks until we open our new, interactive Library of Congress Experience. (We used to call it the New Visitors Experience, but it’s better to leverage the name people know, right?) Until recently it […]

Still Time To Become a Treasure-Hunter!

The deadline to apply to become a Junior Fellow this summer at the Library is fast approaching (March 31, 2008).  So there’s still time to get your application in! This program, supported by the Library’s James Madison Council,  is among my most favorite about which to talk with the media and the public.  Every summer […]

More Facts Behind the NT2 Fiction

By now, millions have seen the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building on-screen in “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.” But most of them probably don’t know that the Library was represented in the movie in some even more subtle but no less important ways. For instance, when the filmmakers sought to portray the forensic techniques behind the […]