Learn about Alice Stone Blackwell’s penchant for poetry and volunteer to review transcribed materials in the NAWSA Records and the Blackwell Family Papers.
Notes on an air sickness bag in the Bernard A. Schriever Papers illustrate the fact that, when people need to record their thoughts, all sorts of things can become writing paper.
A literate rant from pioneering programmer Ida Rhodes offers a window into the history of early digital computing, and the women who helped shape it.
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.
Congresswoman Patsy Mink’s resolve to defeat gender-based discrimination and fight for women’s educational equality encouraged the success of Title IX, which was passed fifty years ago today.
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.
Join us on June 16 for a conversation with authors Jacqueline Mitton and Simon Mitton about their new biography of celebrated astronomer Vera Rubin.
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.
In a class project for a course on Imperial Russian history at Virginia Tech, students learned about the Manuscript Division’s holdings of explorer and lecturer George Kennan’s personal papers and examined newspaper accounts of his lectures using the Library’s Chronicling America website.