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Doing History with Born Digital Files: the Rhoda Métraux and Edward Lorenz Papers

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

The following is a guest post by Josh Levy, Historian of Science and Technology in the Library’s Manuscript Division. What’s a historian to do with a born digital file? On Christmas Day, 1854, between family gatherings and fretting over the cost of living in Washington, engineer Montgomery Meigs was notating his plans to build a …

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Looking Back and Forward with LC Labs

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

Last year, LC Labs worked with partners across the Library and outside its walls to advance the Digital Strategy. Here’s a look back at some of our work on the strategy’s goals of opening the treasure chest, connecting, and investing in our future, and a preview of this year’s plans. In the coming year, we …

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Exploring the Past with Sanborn Maps and Newspaper Navigator

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

Walk the streets of any U.S. city today, and you might come across historic markers or masonry etchings indicating what the buildings used to be. It is always fascinating to learn what our neighborhoods, cities, and towns used to be —factories turned residences, street names changed, the places and spaces our predecessors lived, ate, and …