Comedy writer Robert Orben’s stockpile of thousands of his jokes, one-liners, and witty patter is a rich resource for those interested in the history of humor in the last half of the twentieth century.
Join us on November 30 for a “Live! at the Library” commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of home rule in Washington, D.C., with a panel discussion on the legacy of home rule moderated by Kojo Nnamdi and featuring journalist Tom Sherwood; The Drum and Spear Bookstore co-founder, Eyes on the Prize documentarian and civil rights activist Judy Richardson; and historians G. Derek Musgrove and Kyla Sommers. A performance by the D.C. Go-Go band Mambo Sauce will follow the panel discussion.
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, a Library of Congress “Native American Arts” display highlights select Indigenous artists documented in Indian Arts and Crafts Board materials in the Manuscript Division’s Vincent Price Papers.
Attendance sheets signed by actors trained at the Actor Studio in 1955 were originally a routine record of who was there each day, but are now a useful resource for research into the history and influence of the Actors Studio as well as entertaining artifacts for fans of movies, television, and theater.