Poet Maya Angelou’s debut memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” is her most famous work. The coming-of-age story has influenced writers and touched millions of people. Yet its title is not original to Angelou: She borrowed it from a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar that he composed, at least in part, in response […]
The Rosa Parks Papers are the subject of a major exhibit at the Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress has launched a continuing selection of rights-free images from its collections on the Unsplash stock photo website.
The recently digitized records of the AFL in the Library’s Manuscript Division reveals the complexities of the organization as it struggled with race and ethnicity, often in deeply problematic ways.
Filmmaker Rocky Lang talks about how he recently teamed up with film historian Barbara Hall to publish “Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking,” drawn on correspondence from several collections, including from the Library of Congress.
The Library’s collection of more than 35 U.S. Supreme Court justices make up the largest Supreme Court documents collection in the nation.
A small collection in the Library’s Manuscript Division preserves drawings created by children who survived Nazi concentration camps during World War II.
Exploration into the unknown — when much of the world’s surface was not accurately mapped — is the theme of this month’s edition of the Library’s Free to Use and Reuse sets of copyright-free material.
The Library of Congress houses a multitude of papers, blueprints, recordings, drawings, images and artifacts that document the dazzling era of American invention, from the 1850s to the 1910s.
The Alan Lomax papers at the LIbrary of Congress are now available for transcription at By the People, www.crowd.loc.gov.