A marble case in the Great Hall in the Thomas Jefferson Building once held the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. This blog describes that “shrine,” from its opening in 1924 to its closing ceremony in 1952.
With the opening of the Leonard Downie Jr. Papers in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress, researchers will have an inside view into the internal dynamics at one of nation’s most august newspapers, The Washington Post.
A new exhibit in the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building featuring two dozen collections from the Manuscript Division, several of which were recently acquired, commemorates the 50th anniversary of Watergate, the definitive American political scandal of the twentieth century.
Since 2018, By the People virtual volunteers have completed transcriptions of more than 143,000 pages of documents from the Manuscript Division’s women’s suffrage collections, enhancing search and accessibility. Public help is still needed to finalize thousands of transcriptions awaiting review.