Anthony Lowe of the University of Maryland, a Junior Fellow at the Center for the Book, explaining his work during this week’s display.
The Library’s 2019 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program showed off their most significant findings and research this week in a display that is the annual highlight of the 10-week program. This year, 40 graduate and undergraduate students worked across the Library’s divisions on projects as varied as women’s suffrage, transcultural teaching guides, and inventorying films from the Walt Disney Co. Here, Anthony Lowe of Lanham, Maryland, and a student at the University of Maryland, showcases his work at the Center for the Book. The Literary Story Map project entails creating a nationwide database that records each state center’s reading initiatives, literacy programs and writing workshops. The display will include an interactive database that guests will be able to use to find which literacy programs are supported in their state.
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Close-up of roses, from memorial service for former Librarian of Congress James Billington.
Doris Day photographs at the LIbrary of Congress include 1940s portraits by the legendary photographer William P. Gottlieb.
Pre-modern artists used almost anything to create vibrant colors for art and fabrics: bug guts, squid bones, shredded wood, hardened tree sap, walnut rinds, lye, tannic acid, iron sulfate, wine and, um, urine. Today, the Library’s Preservation Research and Testing Division is now recreating those colors the old-fashioned way as part of a newly developing field of preservation science.
Diego Rivera paintings of the Mayan creation myth, “Popol Vuh,” are being physically analyzed by Library curators and scientists to understand the artist’s materials and techniques.
Some of the Library’s rare photographs of a newly restored Notre-Dame Cathedral in the 1860s.
Paulette Hasier, chief of the LIbrary’s Geography and Map Division, is the ninth person and first woman to head the division since its creation in 1897. She talks about that work here.
You never know who will turn up at your favorite national library, and the other day it was none other than country music legend Marty Stuart, who dropped by to visit with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The Mississippi native started performing professionally as a pre-teen, and grew into a singer, songwriter and multi-threat […]
The cast of “Queer Eye” discuss LGBTQ+ youth issues during a conversation wtih moderator Jonathan Capehart, April 3, 2019
Giselle Aviles, the 2019 Archaeological Research Associate in the Geography and Map Division, is exploring the treasures of the Jay I. Kislak Collection of the History and Archaeology of the Early Americas.