The papers of Jim Bouton, the former Major League pitcher whose 1970 memoir, “Ball Four,” became one of the most celebrated American books of the 20th Century, are now at the Library of Congress.
The Library’s “Free to Use and Reuse” sets features copyright-free prints and photographs for public use.
Saxophonist Chris Potter talks about the legacy of jazz great BIlly Strayhorn, whose papers are now at the Library of Congress.
This story is adapted from an upcoming story in the Library of Congress Magazine. It recounts the day of July 2, 1881 — 138 years ago — when President James A. Garfield was shot at a train station in Washington and the national drama that ensued. Something about Charles Guiteau wasn’t right — anyone could […]
This is a guest post from Amber Paranick, who does great work over at the Headlines & Heroes Blog, which chronicles the Library’s vast collection of newspapers and comics. Here, she looks at how one of the seminal moments in gay rights — the Stonewall Rebellion, which took place 50 years ago today — was […]
The Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division hosted the art quilt display, “Inspired by Endangered Species: Animals and Plants in Fabric Perspectives,” putting an array of brilliantly colored quilts on display.
Cary O’Dell at the Library’s National Recording Registry is the maestro of our ever-popular Mystery Photo Contest, and he’s back with another entry.
The will of Claudia Smith Izard, written in 1854, is an uneasy mixture of women’s rights and slave-owning sentiments.
The Library of Congress website debuted on June 22, 1994. Explore versions of loc.gov from the past 25 years through web archives.
Kellie Taylor is the Library’s first-ever Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator. The fellowship program appoints accomplished K–12 teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the STEM fields — to collaborate with federal agencies and congressional offices in advancing STEM education across the country. Taylor has a doctorate in educational technology from Boise State University. She […]