The webcast from Monday’s big Waldseemüller Map event is now up. The previous link has also been updated. UPDATE: It has been suggested that the link to the webcast is broken, but it doesn’t appear so on my machine. Anyone else having trouble with it? UPDATE: The broken link has been corrected.
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Lest the day slip completely away from me � and so as to keep my newfound “TIH” autodidacticism intact � I point to today’s edition remembering the day in 1931 when the lights first went on at that famous magnet for oversized apes, the Empire State Building. I’ve only been to the top once, but […]
It’s a busy day and a busy month at the Library of Congress! Not only is today Law Day, but it marks the kickoff of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. We’ve issued a news release detailing how the Library is observing the month, and launched a Web site gathering several related Library collections and resources together […]
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 […]
Harper Lee?s famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, begins with a quote by the English essayist Charles Lamb: ?Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.? Perhaps Lee and/or Lamb was being ironic, but May 1, which is celebrated as Law Day, puts that quotation in a very literal and meaningful context. The theme of Law Day […]
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 […]
Did you know that America’s first president was also apparently one of the more reluctant to serve in office? Today’s “TIH” focuses on the Library’s vast collections regarding George Washington and his “manifest embarrassment” during his first inaugural address on April 30, 1789.
The Web site of WRC-TV in Washington is reporting that the branch of the DC Public Library in the District?s historic Georgetown neighborhood is on fire. From the story: Its Peabody Room contains a special collection of items pertaining to the history of Georgetown. The fire chief told Spencer that they are aware of the […]
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 […]