Insights from the Library’s holdings into Season 3 of “The Crown.”
Library curator John Hessler’s new book, “Collecting for a New World: Treasures of the Early Americas,” explores the treasures of the Jay I. Kislak Collection of the Archaeology & History of the Early Americas.
The Library’s “The Exquisite Corpse” project, a tag-team YA story told by a number of children’s authors and illustrators, turns 10 this year.
Peggy Lundeen Johnson is the great-great-granddaughter of Samuel J. Gibson. He fought for the Union during the Civil War and was incarcerated in the Confederate military prison in Andersonville, Georgia, in 1864. While there, he kept a daily log of his experience. Johnson was unaware of the diary until she encountered it on the Library’s […]
The Library’s scroll from Gandhara, an early Buddhist center along the borders of modern-day Afghanistan and Pakistan, is one of the Library’s most precious treasures.
Reginald Scot’s 1584 book, “The Discoverie of Witchcraft” is one of the most influential books on magic ever published. The Library of Congress has a first edition.
Harry Houdini’s collection at the Library of Congress shows that he worked so extensively with police that he wrote a handbook on how smart criminals worked. It was called, “The Right Way to Do Wrong.”
In September, the John W. Kluge Center welcomed Simon Martin, anthropologist and specialist in Maya hieroglyphic writing, as the second Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas.
The Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros will play Game One of the World Series tonight in Houston. Check out this rare footage, found in a garage, of the Washington Senators winning the 1924 World Series over the New York Giants in a Game Seven that went 12 innings! This film is now part of […]
The backstory of how “The Postman Rings Twice,” one of the most famous titles in 20th century American literature, got its curious title.