The Library of Congress has acquired and digitized the 16th-century Codex Quetzalecatzin, a rare Mesoamerican record of early European contact. The post The Library of Congress Acquires and Digitizes a Rare Mesoamerican Codex appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Anderson Gallery Book Signing Some paintings by renowned American watercolor artist Milford Zornes are at the White House and in the Library of Congress collection. Zornes died in 2008 at the age of 100. The painter’s son-in-law, Hal Baker, spent years of research, and added his personal experience with the painter in his biography of […]
The Library of Congress (LC) recently launched labs.loc.gov, a new online space that facilitates creative use of the Library’s digital collections.
On Wednesday night, the swamp got a small dose of sparkle as the American Film Institute celebrated its 50th anniversary in the appropriately named Great Hall of the Library of Congress. An exclusive group of policymakers, philanthropists...Show More Summary
8-year-old wins over Library of Congress Chalk one up for 8-year-old Adam Coffey of San Clemente, who wrote to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in July to protest the minimum age requirement of 16 to obtain a reader’s card at the world’s largest library. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, listened. She announced […]
The Planetary Society likes to look ahead, and that spirit we organized a reception at the Library of Congress to bring scientists, legislators, and their staff together to honor Cassini and get excited about our future in the outer planets.
The Law Library of Congress has published a report on the Right to Counsel for Detained Migrants: "This report provides information on the laws of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Sweden, and the United Kingdom regarding the right to counsel for detained migrants. Show More Summary
Ensemble Signal played Steve Reich’s recent work at the Library of Congress.
For more than a year, Gawker’s website has remained in a sort of stasis, a goodbye post from its founder, Nick Denton, adorning the top of the page. That might, however, soon change. In an article on the impending sale of the site—currently...Show More Summary
In the age of the Industrial Revolution, libraries at the cutting edge experimented with an array of pneumatic and mechanical devices that had books flying around, over, and under their technologically delighted patrons. There was no greater example of this steampunk marvel than the Library of Congress, which once connected with the U.S. Show More Summary
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The public is invited to a free talk called "The Star That Ate Manhattan: Studying Neutron Stars from the International Space Station," with Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT.
Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Characters" is all they wrote on the label of this National Photo glass negative. Library of Congress annotation: "Photograph shows two African American men sitting on bales of hay and playing instruments outside a barn or stable. Show More Summary
A worker on a pineapple plantation near Manati. Image: Library of Congress From its first inhabitation by Taíno natives to its centuries of rule under Spain and later the United States, Puerto Rico has developed a culture and character unique among the islands of the Caribbean. Show More Summary
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on a Saturday morning shared her love of books and affinity for Springfield during story time at the Rochester Public Library. The 14th Librarian of … Click to Continue »
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Michael Chabon and Colson Whitehead, former NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and theater director Robert Wilson all have something in common: They have … Click to Continue...
Two years ago, the Library of Congress inducted L.A. Confidential, the 1997 neo-noir film directed by the late Curtis Hanson, into the National Film Registry. The movie hadn’t even reached its twentieth anniversary yet, but it did last month, even as word came that CBS is developing a television adaptation of James Ellroy’s original novel. Show More Summary
Image: Library of Congress In 1942, the Office of War Information was created by the U.S. government to create and distribute information and propaganda about the war effort at home and abroad. The OWI absorbed the photographic unitShow More Summary
The Library of Congress blog In Custodia Legis has a post today on the launching of the Federal Courts Web Archive: "The Federal Courts Web Archive, recently launched by the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team and the Law Library of Congress, provides retrospective archival coverage of the websites of the federal judiciary. Show More Summary