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Report: Black Congressman Accused Clinton White House of Profiling Him

A prominent black member of Congress and a longtime civil rights leader accused the Clinton White House of racially profiling him when he tried to meet Vice President Al Gore in 1993. As documents the Clinton Library released on Friday revealed, an October 5, 1993, memo noted that the Secret Service asked Rep. Show More Summary

Monochromes: Tour Miami Beach's Burdines Department Store in 1953

Photos via "Library of Congress Today we take take a break from the regularly scheduled residential fare to have a look at the interiors of a department store in the 1950s. Burdines, the...

E. L. Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Award

4 days agoArts : ArtsBeat

Mr. Doctorow will be honored at the Congress National Book Festival on Aug. 30.

Washington, D.C., 1960s

4 days agoVehicles / Cars :

When we recently posted a couple 1970s photos from Rocket Row at the National Air and Space Museum for a carspotting exercise, Michelle at the Library of Congress sent over a couple more for us to peruse, both from the 1960s. While we see identifications listed for the rockets in one of the image descriptions, […]

Federal Fortification: 1864

1864. "Point of Rocks, Virginia (vicinity). Redoubt 'Zabriskie' on Appomattox River." Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

E.L. Doctorow wins Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

4 days agoArts : Arts Post

E.L. Doctorow has won this year’s Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. The author of such celebrated historical novels as “Ragtime,” “The Book of Daniel” and “March” will receive the award during the National Book Festival in Washington on Aug. 30. In a statement announcing the prize, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, wrote, “E.L. Doctorow is our very […]

Monochromes: Curbed National recently emerged from the...

Curbed National recently emerged from the Library of Congress's archives with photos labeled as the 1960 Manhattan apartment of famed midcentury designer Raymond Loewy. Inside: a jumble of popular midcentury design tropes, including a bamboo credenza, pop art, ankle-height tables,...

Redoubt Zabriskie: 1864

1864. "Point of Rocks, Va. (vicinity). Redoubt Zabriskie on Appomattox River." Wet plate negative, Library of Congress Civil War Collection. View full size.

Monochromes: Here's the 1960 Pad of Industrial Designer Raymond Loewy

According to the Library of Congress's Gottscho-Schleisner Collection, in 1960 Raymond Loewy—presumably the French-born American industrial designer who, by way of Airforce One, Lucky Strike cigarettes, and Coca-Cola, "basically created Americana"—lived in...

Photos: The Cherry Blossoms Have Always Been Highly Photogenic

  Check out these photos of the blossoms via the Library of Congress. [ more › ]

The "Real" Rosie the Riveters

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by Emma Carmichael I come across these "real" Rosie the Riveter photos from the Library of Congress on Flickr about once a week, and I'm almost always tempted to use them in every Hairpin post, regardless of the topic—but now I don't even have to, because they're all in one place, thanks to Stuff Mom Never Told You. 0 Comments

UK’s first female photojournalist honored

PetaPixel | Museum of London | The Guardian | Library of Congress Christina Broom, who died in 1939, was Britain’s first female photojournalist and the documenter of life before, during and after World War I. She also got a late … Read more

Library of Congress Musical List Ignores Rap

A couple days ago, the Library of Congress announced the 25 newest additions to their ever-growing vault of American music. There are some highly deserving additions to the library, such as Isaac Hayes' soundtrack to Shaft, Creedence Clearwater Revival's Fortunate Son and U2's Joshua Tree, but there was one major oversight.

Upcoming Book Events in April

This month is shaping up to be a busy one for In Bed with Wall Street. I am thrilled that I have been invited to speak at what I would call the trifecta of library institutions: Library of Congress, New York Public Library, and Boston Public Library. First up is Boston Public Library later this […]

Monochromes: Tour the 1957 Model House Sponsored by Schumacher Fabrics

Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design of yesteryear. Have a find you want to share?...

Revisiting Edgar Allan Poe's Classic Poem 'The Raven'

2 weeks agoGenres / Horror : Fearnet

In January, BoingBoing featured a piece on the The Library of Congress scans of artwork from an original print of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven." These scans bring to vivid life one of Poe's most famous and beloved works. "The Raven" is a familiar tale of love, loss, mourning and insanity. Show More Summary

Federal Judge: Sexual Orientation Can Be Protected Under Existing Sex Nondiscrimination Law

A Library of Congress employee who claims he was discriminated against because he is gay may find relief under Title VII's sex nondiscrimination protections. The post Federal Judge: Sexual Orientation Can Be Protected Under Existing Sex Nondiscrimination Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.

National Recording Registry reaches 400 entries as Library of Congress adds 25 recordings

Jeff Buckley’s 1994 single, “Hallelujah,” is one of 25 new entries inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. Video by VEVO The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that it was inducting 25 new sound recordings...Show More Summary

Isaac Hayes' Shaft Enters Library of Congress

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The most exciting tidbit from this news item is the inclusion of Isaac Hayes' soundtrack for the film Shaft into the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. For a blaxploitation soundtrack to receive such a governmental imprimatur...Show More Summary

Newswire: Music by Jeff Buckley, U2 to be preserved by the Library of Congress

Jeff Buckley’s cover of “Hallelujah” has been selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved for all eternity in its National Recording Registry. Buckley’s take on the Leonard Cohen original will inspire acoustic guitar amateurs for generations, alongside the 24 other songs and albums in this year’s class of Library entrants. Show More Summary

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