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“I Am Joaquin” Shall Endure

Posted by: Jennifer Gavin

Today the Librarian of Congress named the 25 films that will comprise the National Film Registry’s entries for the year 2010.  These are films that have cultural, historical or aesthetic significance that warrants their preservation for posterity.  All in all, there are 550 films in the registry. Although there is great variety in this year’s …

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Remember

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Did you know that there is a “White House Commission on Remembrance“? The Commission, established by Public Law 106-579, has a 10-year mission to “sustain the American spirit through acts of remembrance on Memorial Day and throughout the year … institutionalize the National Moment of Remembrance … enhance the commemoration and understanding of Memorial Day …

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'The War,' a Companion

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Beginning this Sunday, Sept. 23, many Americans will be rapt as they watch the stories from Ken Burns? latest series, ?The War,? on PBS. The series focuses on firsthand accounts of those who were affected by World War II?much like the goal of the Library?s Veterans History Project. If you get a chance, check out …

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Veterans History Project Responds

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Some strong but, unfortunately, inaccurate words have been used regarding a small handful of the 50,000+ oral histories of the Veterans History Project (part of the Library?s American Folklife Center). News reporters and others have been using terms like ?fraud? or ?misrepresentation? to describe the incorrect listing of 24 veterans on the VHP Web site …