About this Blog: Timeless
Timeless is the main blog of the Library of Congress. It tells entertaining stories about what we have, what we do and the experts who work here. This covers nearly 200 hundred million items from thousands of years from all over the world. In a building where the Gutenberg Bible is in the lobby, you never know what wonder you’ll come across.
One day you might read about our copy of the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, or Abraham Lincoln’s handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address (and what his voice, never recorded, sounded like to his listeners). Another, you might read about 4,200-year-old Sumerian cuneiform tablets, or the gorgeous 900-year-old “Diving God” Mayan vase from Mexico. Another day might bring you a postcard from Broadway, in the papers of playwright Neil Simon or the musicals of Jonathan Larson. (If you want to see, line by line, how Oscar Hammerstein wrote “My Favorite Things,” we’ve got his yellow legal pad where he worked out the lyrics, too.)
You’ll also want to keep an eye out for on-camera interviews with our honorees from the worlds of film, music and literature. Recently, we’ve brought you Garth Brooks, Lionel Richie, Mark Hamill, Sissy Spacek, Nas, Billy Crystal, Alicia Keys, Edward James Olmos, Joni Mitchell, John Waters, Patti LaBelle and, of course, Kermit the Frog.