Mark Eden Horowitz, a senior music specialist in the Music Division, recounts his long friendship with Stephen Sondheim and how the maestro’s papers will come to the Library.
Kaffie Milikin, director of development at the Library, talks about her job and the new Friends of the Library of Congress support group.
Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Quran, one of the treasures of the Library, is making its first-ever appearance in the Middle East this month, debuting at the glittering World Expo in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It will be featured in the U.S. Pavilion until the end of 2021.
John Y. Cole is the historian of the Library of Congress and the former director of the Library’s Center for the Book. He began working at the Library in 1966 and is retiring this month.
The ceramics created by ancient Maya potters make for some of the most vibrantly colored objects that survive in the archaeological record of the Americas. John Hessler, curator of the Library’s Kislak collection, explains how their distinctive blue color has survived for centuries.
For 30 years now, the Library’s Junior Fellows program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with experiences in everything the world’s largest library has to offer. This year’s class of 42 interns shows off their research projects.
Sybille Jagusch, chief of the Library’s Literature Center, has just published “Japan and American Children’s Books,” a gorgeously illustrated volume that details how Japan and Japanese culture has been portrayed in American children’s books over the past two centuries.
Of the Library’s many Pride Month events is Pride Night Online, in which Megan Metcalf, the Women’s Gender and LGBTQIA+ studies librarian and collection specialist, will conduct a free online workshop to researching LGBTQ material in our collections.
The Library’s reading rooms are beginning to reopen to researchers for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than 14 months ago.
All 23 sets of presidential papers held by the Library, a total of more than 3.3 million images, now are available and searchable online, an accomplishment more than two decades in the making.