Top of page

Category: Thomas Jefferson Building

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Paul Simon Becomes First Gershwin Honoree

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Big night last night, big night tonight. Paul Simon was in the Great Hall last night to receive the first Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. His acceptance remarks were funny and humble. He touched on the moment when he was first inspired to write music: He was listening to the radio as …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Library in the News, 4/30/07

Posted by: Matt Raymond

A few AP photos are starting to move from the event that ended barely an hour ago, in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel formally transferred the 1507 Waldseemüller Map to the Library of Congress and the American people (represented by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer). You can see them here, here, here, here, here and …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

‘National Treasure’ at the Library

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The Library of Congress has been known for its “American Treasures” and “World Treasures” exhibitions, but more recently, we have been hosting “National Treasure.” Or, more precisely, “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” the sequel to the hit 2004 Disney film. I’m prohibited — at least for now — from talking much about the film. That’s …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

The Library and 'The Good Book'

Posted by: Matt Raymond

This morning I attended the spring business meeting of the James Madison Council, the Library’s private-sector advisory body, created in 1990 by Librarian of Congress James Billington. Council members received updates on the 2007 National Book Festival (Sept. 29, 2007), the 2007 Junior Fellows program, the World Digital Library and other issues, and also heard …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Eye of the Beholder

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The American Institute of Architects as part of its 150th anniversary recently released a list of what they felt were the best 150 works of American architecture. The Library?s Thomas Jefferson Building was ranked 28th, just behind Monticello and just ahead of Frank Lloyd Wright?s Fallingwater. Far be it for this journalism major to second-guess …