During Public Service Recognition Week 2021, we’re recognizing some of the unique people who make the Library special. Shannon Gorrell is senior clinical manager in the Health Services Division.
Wanda Whitney, the Library’s Head of History and Genealogy, Researcher and Reference Services, tells how readers can use the Library’s collections to research the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.
Roman Totenberg’s papers at the Library tell the story of his amazing 101-year life. Born in Poland in 1911, he was a child prodigy on the violin, playing street corners in Russia to help his family survive famine. He returned to Poland, became a star while a teenager, eventually fled the Holocaust and became one of the 20th century’s greatest violinists, living the rest of his life in the United States. He was as renowned as a teacher as he was a performer, and his three children — Nina, Amy, Jill — each went on to prominent careers.
The Library marks Asian/Pacific American Heritage month with a report on the Rock Springs Massacre of Chinese mine workers in Wyoming in 1885.
In this My Job feature, the Library’s Maurice Carter talks about keeping the Library’s loading docks working during the pandemic…and singing at Madison Square Garden.
Russell Maret, a New York-based book artist and private press-printer based in New York City, writes a short essay about the art, craft and magic of transforming blank sheets of paper into a book, a process that can “transform the world.”
Herencia, the Library’s Spanish-Language crowdsourcing project, wraps up a very successful first year, with more than 800 volunteers transcribing rare documents from a unique Law Library collection.
Art and handcrafted books of the fine press movement have produced wildly innovative takes on traditional printing and book production. The Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division collects modern takes on t what a “book” might actually be.
Conservators at the Library build small models of ancient volumes in order to learn more about their inner structure and how to better preserve them for future generations.
U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo has edited a new anthology of poems, “Living Nations, Living Words,” a companion volume to ongoing project at the Library to bring Native poets into mainstream cultural conversations.