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View From the Top

Posted by: Matt Raymond

A rare opportunity surfaced the other day to go on a tour of the dome of the Thomas Jefferson Building, so ? as you might imagine ? I leapt on it in a heartbeat. Not only did it offer a unique vantage on Washington, D.C., (especially the Capitol across First Street, along with the Capitol …

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Rep. Roskam Has Our Number

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The “Swamp” blog of the Chicago Tribune’s Washington, D.C., bureau reports on the favored tourist destinations of Rep. Peter Roskam: In keeping with Roskam’s fiscally conservative credentials (and, to be fair, the general spirit of tourist attractions in Washington), everything on the list is free to enter. Among the highlights, with Roskam’s commentary: No. 3, …

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Sing-Along Simon, an Open Thread of Sorts

Posted by: Matt Raymond

I just came from Dr. Billington?s office, where he conducted a media interview in advance of the fast-approaching Gershwin Prize and all-star concert. (I hope to link to the news story within the next few days.) What was especially interesting to me before the interview was that a few other staff members were there, each …

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

Giving Back

Posted by: Matt Raymond

It’s an oft-cited fact that the Library of Congress takes into its collections a staggering 10,000 items every single day. So it’s nice to be able to talk, about what we try to give back, at least in the broadest sense of the term. Today I received the following report from Library Services (the largest …

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Library of Congress Lends Help to DCPL

Posted by: Matt Raymond

As a followup to yesterday?s blurb about the fire at the Georgetown branch of the DC Public Library ? although I didn?t know it at the time of posting, the Library of Congress is working to lend a hand. Here is a statement I received from staff in our Preservation Directorate: Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian …