Join Us for Office Hours: A Glimpse into the Library’s Comic Arts Collection

Join us for online Office Hours on Tuesday, August 18 at 2 pm ET. During office hours, you have the opportunity to hear a brief presentation and ask questions of some of the Library of Congress curatorial staff.

Suppress Them! Boardman Robinson

During this week’s office hours, Richard D. Deverell, the Library’s Swann Foundation Fellow, 2019-2020, will examine the history of censorship in postwar America, focusing on the Comics Code Authority and the regulation of comic books. He will demonstrate how comic industry insiders worked to advocate for the cultural significance of their work by resisting censors or partnering with politicians for official validation. The session will also include an introduction by Martha Kennedy, curator of Popular & Applied Graphic Art in the Prints and Photographs Division, to the Library’s comic arts digital collections.

Brought to you by the Library’s Learning and Innovation Office and the Library’s Prints & Photographs Division in collaboration with the Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon.

Office Hours are free and open to all. Can’t make it? They are recorded. Find previous recordings here!

We hope to see you on August 18.

A Teacher’s Memories of Congressman John Lewis

Rebecca Newland, a former Teacher in Residence and contributor to the Teachers Page blog and the Poetry and Literature Center blog reflects on her interactions with the late congressman John Lewis. She notes that by talking about Lewis and his work with young people, we can keep alive the spirit of compassion and non-violence he espoused.