This guest post is by Adrienne Cannon, historian of African American history and culture in the Manuscript Division. On September 22, 2022, the Manuscript Division partnered with the Exhibits Office and Mosaic Theater to present Live! at the Library: Reflections from the Past, Present and Future with Mosaic Theater. A recording of the event is …
Excerpts from a letter written November 27, 1864, by Lieutenant Samuel E. Nichols of the Union Army provide insight into the surprise contingencies that afflicted soldiers in his unit on Thanksgiving Day during the Civil War.
Join us on December 5 for a conversation with historian Elizabeth D. Leonard about her recent biography of the controversial politician and Civil War general Benjamin F. Butler, whose “noisy, fearless life” defied the caricatures history attached to him.
In 1978, Native American library professionals from across the country gathered for the first time to hash out their visions for tribal libraries. The papers of Osage literacy advocate Virginia H. Mathews document the significance of that meeting in the history of Native librarianship.
In honor of Georgia O'Keeffe's November 15 birthday, transcriptions are now available in the Manuscript Division's online Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz collection, allowing researchers to delve into the digitized documents in new ways.
The Vietnam Women’s Memorial exemplifies one representational, and controversial, addition to the larger Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and is part of a broader debate over who and what becomes part of the nation’s public memory.
The Manuscript Division holds born-digital collection materials in hundreds of file formats. Remember HyperCard? WordStar? MacDraw Pro? WordPerfect? No? Find out how these obsolete file formats are being made accessible in the Manuscript Division Reading Room.