The Library’s Gandhara Scroll, one of the world’s oldest Buddhist manuscripts, has been painstakingly preserved and digitized, making it available to readers online after years of delicate work.
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.
The LIbrary has several items documenting the dark hold that killers such as Charles Manson have kept on American culture and imagination.
“Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists,” a lavishly illustrated study of the field written by Library curator Martha H. Kennedy, won the 2019 Eisner Award for the Best Comics-Related Book at San Diego’s Comic-Con International this weekend. It was published by Library in association with the University of Mississippi Press.
The Library of Congress is using the Story Maps platform to tell multi-media stories.
The Library has featured some of its best historical photographs on a Flickr page for years, with more than 34,000 images in more than 45 albums. If you haven’t checked it out before, we hope you’ll take a minute now. Delights abound. Readers have flocked to see the 1930s-40s in Color album, with more than 3.9 million […]
The dazzling poster for the 2019 National Book Festival is by Marian Bantjes.
Mezzo-soprano Kathleen Shimeta stumbled upon Gena Branscombe (1881–1977) in the late 1990s when Shimeta was planning a Valentine’s Day recital. Branscombe, it turned out, had set to music Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous sonnet beginning “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Delighted by the composition, Shimeta wanted to know more — including […]
Girls Who Code meets with several members of Congress in the Library for a bipartisan discussion on how to bring more women into careers in tech.
Giuliana Muscio teaches film studies at the University of Padova in Italy. She’s using the Library to research her next book about Robert G. Vignola, an Italian immigrant who directed and acted in silent movies.