Long subject to discriminatory immigration policies and violence, being Asian American in the United States has always been marked by incongruence and difficulty made clear in the correspondence between Viet D. Dinh and New York Times journalist Anthony Lewis.
Join the Manuscript Division for a special night of Live! at the Library on Thursday, May 19, from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Thomas Jefferson Building in honor of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial.
A look at the challenges processing archivists face and the types of decisions they make when organizing unsorted letters
A new crowdsourcing transcription campaign features the Manuscript Division’s Hannah Arendt Papers.
Philip Schuyler’s letters about yellow fever in the Alexander Hamilton Papers reveal a complicated and many-sided character responding to a dangerous and frightening moment in American history.
A new exhibit at the Library of Congress looks at Frederick Law Olmsted’s experience as a social observer and public planner.
Join us on May 4 for a conversation with authors Judy Tzu-Chun Wu and Gwendolyn Mink about their new biography of Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink.
This is a guest post by Cheryl Fox, Library of Congress Archives and Library History Collections Specialist in the Manuscript Division. Congress began in 1873 to plan a separate building for the Library of Congress, which had outgrown its space in the U.S. Capitol Building. It took more than sixteen years to decide on the […]
The business records of two early American Quaker merchants, recently acquired by the Library’s Manuscript Division, show trade with the Lenape Indians, recovery after the devastation of the Revolutionary War, and two American cities coming into their own.
Before the modern textbook, Western school-age children learned mathematical concepts through what was called the “cyphering tradition” and created textbooks of their very own. The volumes in the recently processed Ellerton-Clements Cyphering Book Collection will certainly be of interest to those who study math and early modern education, but many also possess a unique kind of artistry.