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New Online: Educating the Public about Education

Posted by: Wendi Maloney

This is a guest post by Amanda Reichenbach about a new American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) collection covering education reporting on public television. The AAPB is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the Boston public broadcaster WGBH. Reichenbach worked on the release while interning last summer at the Library’s John W. Kluge …

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New Online: Occupational Culture of Home Health-Care Workers

Posted by: Wendi Maloney

This post by Stephanie Hall of the American Folklife Center was first published on the center’s blog, “Folklife Today.” An important new oral history collection documenting the lives and careers of home health-care workers in Oregon is now available on the Library of Congress’ website. The American Folklife Center recently announced the release of “Taking …

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Omar Ibn Said: Conserving a One-of-a-Kind Manuscript

Posted by: Wendi Maloney

This is a guest post by Sylvia Albro, a senior paper conservator in the Conservation Division. Earlier this month, the Library released online the Omar Ibn Said Collection, including Ibn Said’s autobiography, the only known extant autobiography written in Arabic by an enslaved person in the United States. A wealthy and educated man, Ibn Said …

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New Online: Circus Workers Folklife Project

Posted by: Wendi Maloney

This is a guest post by Stephen Winick of the American Folklife Center. It was first published on the center’s blog, Folklife Today. A companion post about circus life in Hugo, Oklahoma, is available here. The American Folklife Center (AFC) is delighted to announce the online presentation of an important new oral history collection documenting …

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New Online: Congressional Web Archive Adds Content

Posted by: Wendi Maloney

This is a guest post by Robert Brammer of the Law Library. It was first published on “In Custodia Legis,” the Law Library’s blog. The Library of Congress Web Archiving Program is dedicated to providing reliable access to historical web content from the legislative branch. To that end, the Library has just released an update to the …