The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled rolled out its Spanish-languague site earlier this year to wide readership and media attention. Readers have jumped at the chance to find the newest reading materials in Spanish-language audio and Braille.
The papers of Leonard Downie Jr., who started as an intern at The Washington Post in the 1960s concluded his career with a 17-year run as executive editor, are now available for researchers in the Library's Manuscript Division. They offer insight on the Post's inner workings on such stories as Watergate, the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, the Valerie Plame affair, 9/11, the Unabomber and much more.
The photographs of Bernard Gotfryd, now free for anyone to use from the Library's collections, are a remarkable resource of late 20th-century American pop-culture and political life, as he was a Newsweek staff photographer based in New York for three decades. He was also a Holocaust survivor who wrote about the experience with grace and courage.
The William Howard Taft papers are the largest of the Manuscript Division’s 23 presidential collections, comprising approximately 676,000 documents covering his personal life and public career. Among them lies the heartbreaking tale of the death of Maj. Archie Butt, his beloved friend and aide, in the sinking of the Titanic.
The Library invites you to contribute photographic and graphic art images to the Flickr group called “COVID-19 American Experiences.” Library curators will review submissions and select images to add to the group and to preserve in our permanent collections.