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Influential Books

The Library of Congress has published an updated list of the most influential books in America after hearing responses from the public. The post Influential Books appeared first on The Millions.

UNEXPECTEDLY: Obama Wants ‘Radical’ Who Fought for PORN in Public Libraries To Run Library of Congre…

UNEXPECTEDLY: Obama Wants ‘Radical’ Who Fought for PORN in Public Libraries To Run Library of Congress. The long march through the institutions continues.

The IRS Scandal, Day 1140

The House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing today on Examining the Allegations of Misconduct Against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Part II: Todd Garvey (Legislative Attorney, Library of Congress) (testimony) Michael Gerhardt (Professor, North Carolina) (testimony) Andrew McCarthy (Former Assistant U.S. Show More Summary

Curating Our Cultural History, by Amy Willis

How will our memories be experienced by future generations? How much of our cultural memory is "owed" to them? And why on earth would the Library of Congress be interested in preserving years worth of tweets??? These were among the topics...Show More Summary

Library of Congress asks for profound books, gets Dune and The Cat in the Hat

Topic: Books Libraries A public poll for the Library of Congress to choose 65 books by US authors that had a profound effect on American life has thrown up some surprises. Herbert’s Dune, a 1965 science-fiction novel adapted into a film...Show More Summary

Cloud Constructor

[Image: An airplane hangar in Utah, via the U.S. Library of Congress]. Another book I read while jet-lagged in London last week was Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker; its chapter “Wayfinding” is particularly fascinating and worth seeking out. [Image: Interior view of same hangar, via U.S. Show More Summary

Someone cobbled together a half-hour of footage from film Jerry Lewis never wanted you to see, “The Day the Clown Cried”

People really want to see that Holocaust clown movie that Jerry Lewis deemed so unsalvageable, he not only decided never to release it, but disputes reports that he has allowed the Library of Congress to someday show it after he dies. The latest chapter in the ongoing fan-fueled saga to discover The Day The Clown […]

America's First Woman Baseball Writer Broke Glass Ceilings Without A Bat

Fans at the World Series in 1916. A quarter century earlier, Ella Black opened doors for baseball-loving women everywhere. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ggbain-22957) On May 21, 1890, as she did on most spring days, Ella Black put on a hat, grabbed her press credentials, and headed out to the ballpark to do her job. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: June 17, 1778: Response to British Peace Proposals

Congress: [Response to British Peace Proposals]( >Congress resumed the consideration of the draft of the letter, in answer to the letter and papers received from the Earl of Carlisle, &c. Show More Summary

In the Early 1940s, the Red Cross Banned Black Blood Donors

Members of World War II's 33nd Fighter Group attend a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. (Photo: Toni Frissell/Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ppmsca-13245) Over the past few days, as the country reels in the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando,...Show More Summary

Open Diff: How do you price cars for sale?

Used car lot, Lancaster, Ohio, 1938; it’s a safe bet that buyers still argued about a $29 selling price. Photo by Ben Shahn, from Library of Congress archives. There aren’t many universal truths in this world, but here’s one: If you’re shopping for a specific year, make and model of car, every example you find […]

Abby Smith Rumsey on Remembering, Forgetting, and When We Are No More

You might think your tweets on Twitter belong to you. But in 2010, the Library of Congress acquired the entire archive of Twitter. Why would such a majestic library acquire such seemingly ephemeral material? Historian Abby Smith Rumsey,...Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: June 13, 1778: Response to British Peace Proposals | Teaching American History

Teaching American History: [Response to British Peace Proposals]( >June 13, 1778 In CONGRESS. >An express arrived with a letter of the 11th, from...Show More Summary


LATEST EDITION OF NEWSPEAK DICTIONARY TO BE DELAYED PUBLICATION. Words Matter: House Orders Library of Congress to Keep ‘Illegal Alien’ Designation.

What all the Donald Trump caricatures are missing about the man

LAST MONTH in the Library of Congress, journalist Mark Shields fielded audience questions after delivering the 2016 Herblock Lecture. Some of the evening’s laugh lines had come at Donald Trump’s expense, but at one point Shields submitted a more serious answer: The media need to more deeply consider why Trump appeals to so many voters. […]

How U.S. Taxpayers Secretly Funded the Country's First Modern Stink Bombs

A tank commander in training, 1942. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-DIG-fsac-1a35198) They were my first secret documents, and they did not disappoint. Individual pages in the file were rubberstamped “SECRET” in oversize letters, once in the top margin and again at the bottom. Show More Summary

For Love or For Money: A History of Amateurism in the Olympic Games

1924 American Olympic Boxing Team (Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia, 2009 via Library of Congress)? On Wednesday, June 1 st, the International Boxing Associated voted to allow professional boxers compete in the upcoming Olympic Games. Many...Show More Summary

The Nation’s First Tuberculosis Hospital Was Built Inside a Cave

Consumptive's Room, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-64952) A tourist visiting Mammoth Cave, just outside Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1842 would have encountered “ a bizarre scene. Pale, spectral figures in...Show More Summary

“The entire city can be considered as one large house”

[Image: “St. Mark's Place, with campanile, Venice, Italy,” via the Library of Congress]. Following a number of recent events for A Burglar’s Guide to the City—discussing, among other things, the often less than clear legal lines between...Show More Summary

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