Louisa Treger has worked as classical violinist, and she has a Ph.D. in English from University College London. But she is neither a musician now, nor an academic. Instead, she will soon publish her third novel. Like its predecessors, it will tell the story of a trailblazing woman from history — in this case the […]
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 […]
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.
Mezzo-soprano Kathleen Shimeta stumbled upon Gena Branscombe (1881–1977) in the late 1990s when Shimeta was planning a Valentine’s Day recital. Branscombe, it turned out, had set to music Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous sonnet beginning “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Delighted by the composition, Shimeta wanted to know more — including […]
Giuliana Muscio teaches film studies at the University of Padova in Italy. She’s using the Library to research her next book about Robert G. Vignola, an Italian immigrant who directed and acted in silent movies.
Ryan Semmes, an associate professor at Mississippi State University and archivist at the university’s Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, is researching Grant’s presidential policies at the Library of Congress.
Myles Zhang, a senior at Columbia University, used maps from the Library of Congress to build animation showing the growth of New York City from 1609 to today.
Carolyn Bennett, a music at Wheeler Middle/High School in North Stonington, Connecticut, is a teacher-in-residence a the Library’s Learning and Innovation Office this year.
Paulette Hasier, chief of the LIbrary’s Geography and Map Division, is the ninth person and first woman to head the division since its creation in 1897. She talks about that work here.
Aaron Diehl, 2018-2019 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar, talks about his research at the Library.