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Archive: April 2022 (2 Posts)

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Washington, D.C. Jewal Mazique [i.e. Jewel], worker at the Library of Congress, getting a late snack. Photo by John Collier, Jr., 1942.

Behind the Scenes: Reflecting on a Career While Continuing to Explore the Collections

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

The following is an interview with Barbara Orbach Natanson, former Head of the Prints & Photographs Reading Room. Melissa: Can you tell us about your background, and what roles you played at the Library of Congress before you retired this past December? Barbara: I first came to the Library of Congress in 1980 to do …

Smiling woman dressed in outdoor winter clothes holds a large, old-style camera

Celebrating the 110th Anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Gift and U.S.-Japan Friendship

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

The following is a guest post by Mari Nakahara, Curator of Architecture, Design, and Engineering, and Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints, Prints & Photographs Division. The year 2022 marks the 110th anniversary of the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to Washington, D.C. in 1912, an enduring symbol of the …