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Michaela Sukulbech weaving a lavalava on Falalop Island, Ulithi Atoll.

Community Collections Grants Recipients: Warp and Weft of the Remathau: Traditional Weaving on the Ulithi Atoll

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This is a guest post by Nancy Groce, Senior Folklife Specialist at the American Folklife Center, as part of the Of the People blog series featuring the 2022 awardees of the Center’s multi-year Community Collections Grants program. Check out the first post in this blog series here. In spring 2022, the Habele Outer Island Education …

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Junior Fellows 2022 Display Day Presentations

Posted by: Deanna McCray-James

For the past 31 years, the Library of Congress has convened the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program.  The 10- week program, managed by the Internship & Fellowships Program (IFP), offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment, culture and collections of the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge.  This year’s project …

A promotional image for Urban Artistry featuring Junious Brickhouse dancing in a suit with hat

Community Collections Grants Recipients: An Interview with Urban Artistry’s Junious Brickhouse

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This interview is the first in a series focused on the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants program, highlighting each of the 2022 grant recipients and their projects over the course of the 2022 grant project year. The Community Collections Grants program is part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path initiative, which …

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Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – An Interview with Giselle M. Avilés

Posted by: Donna Sokol

We are happy to introduce Giselle M. Avilés, Librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room, who recently completed a detail with the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI). What is your job at the Library? I am a reference librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room of the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division. In this role, I …

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Researching Haiti, Black Liberation Movements, and US History

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

In this Connecting the Dots post, we highlight Library materials about Haiti and its links to United States history, inspired by the work of Taylor Healey-Brooks, Librarian-in-Residence, and Alexis Bracey, Huntington Fellow, who created the Freedom in the Black Diaspora: A Resource Guide for Ayiti Reimagined. The guide offers an insightful corpus of materials that …