The Library is collaborating with the international initiative Fragmentarium.ms to help pioneer digital fragmentology, piecing together long-ago manuscripts that were torn apart or had fallen into pieces over the centuries.
Fragmentarium is building an international community around the ability to identify, search, compare, and collect data on medieval manuscript fragments. What does that mean? For one, it means that libraries across the world can work together to create complete virtual reconstructions of Ege’s manuscripts. O
For Women’s History Month, the Hispanic Division shares stories of Latinas who been inspirations and whose works are in the Library.
Reference Librarian Candice Buchanan offers advice to researchers and family members who are interested to searching for the names and activities of women involved in the suffrage movement.
Today the Library launches Read Around the States, a program in which U.S. members of Congress pick a book for young people that is connected to their states – either through the book’s setting or author, or perhaps simply because it is a favorite of the member.
Author and journalist Michelle Farrell researched her latest work at the Library — the Bermuda experiences of W.W. Denslow, the original illustrator of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Denslow bought a small island there in the early 1900s using royalties from his works.
My mother is 75. And that means a lot. It means she’s lived over 27,000 days, which is a whole bunch of days. It means she remembers when watching television was for fancy people—a luxury. Same as running water. And electricity. She remembers the civil rights movement, the March on Washington, the death of Dr. […]
The Library recently acquired courtroom artist Mary Chaney’s sketches from the trials of Rodney King in Los Angeles from 1992-1994. The Black motorist was beaten viciously by white police officers after a high-speed chase in 1991. The acquittal of the officers in state court set off days of deadly riots and became a touchstone in American society.
The Library has acquired the Aramont Library, a stunning collection of more than 1,700 literary first editions, illustrated books, and an astonishing number livres artiste (books by artists) by some of the most important artists of the 20th century. The Library has been in private hands for more than 40 years and has never been seen before by the public.
No discussion around Black History Month would be complete without exploring the significant contributions of Afro-Latinos to American culture and society. Roughly 25 percent of Hispanics in the United States identify as having Black heritage and the Library showcases many of their contributions.
The Library’s newly digitized gallery of African American portraits from the late 19th and early 20th centuries showcases the lives, hopes and dreams of the famous and the forgotten of the era. Here are stories of Robert Church, Gertrude Mossell and William Pettigrew.