The new hit film, “Ad Astra,” drew inspiration from the work of former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.
It’s time once again to dip into our Free to Use and Reuse sets of pictures, culled from the Library’s millions of copyright-free photographs, prints, maps and so on. This month, we’re featuring things that relate to ever-popular genealogy searches, as people look to uncover the secrets of their past by identifying their ancestors and the […]
Fugitive slave ads abounded in American newspapers until the end of the Civil War; the Library of Congress collections offer insight into this ugly segment of U.S. history.
Alan Gephardt is a ranger at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site of the U.S. National Park Service in Mentor, Ohio. Here, he writes about what his job entails.
The Library of Congress’s National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) is changing as of today, Oct. 1, to the “National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled,” but all of its services are staying the same.
Jessye Norman, the legendary opera star, died Monday at the age of 74. Her papers are preserved at the Library of Congress.
Cary O’Dell at the Library’s National Recording Registry is the maestro of our ever-popular Mystery Photo Contest. He’s back with another round, featuring some of Hollywood’s not-so-famous faces. Hello fellow photo sleuths! For your frustration, we submit to you nine more super-hard, super-obscure publicity stills that the Library is trying to identify. This new batch, […]
Edwidge Danticat, the Haitian-born novelist who has become one of America’s most honored authors, told a crowd at the Coolidge Auditorium this week that she first felt the magic of storytelling as a child in Port-au-Prince.
The personal papers of Sigmund Freud at the Library of Congress have been digitized and are available online Included on the Library’s website for streaming are 11 home movies of Freud made between 1928 and 1939. Margaret McAleer, a historical specialist of modern America in the Library’s Manuscript Division, oversees the Library’s more than 100 collections […]
Cokie Roberts, the longtime Washington journalist, author and broadcaster, has died at age 75. She was a devoted supporter of the LIbrary.