Latest News: New Library Collections Document COVID-19 Pandemic

Latest News: New Library Collections Document COVID-19 Pandemic As the world marks the one-year anniversary of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Library of Congress has been collecting materials and documenting this time in history through a variety of initiatives. The Library’s rapid-response collecting since the start of lockdowns and social distancing measures over the past … Continue reading Latest News: New Library Collections Document COVID-19 Pandemic

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Latest News: While Russell Lee’s work is widely known, his story has remained more elusive. A new definitive biography, published by Liveright in association with the Library of Congress, establishes Lee as one of the most influential documentary photographers in American history. In “Russell Lee: A Photographer’s Life and Legacy,” historian and archivist Mary Jane … Continue reading Latest News:

Latest News: Library Acquires Courtroom Sketches of Rodney King Trials

Latest News: Library Acquires Courtroom Sketches of Rodney King Trials The Library of Congress has acquired more than 200 sketches of the Rodney King police brutality trials against four Los Angeles police officers in the 1990s, drawn by courtroom sketch artist Mary Chaney (1927-2005). Although the focus is on the police officers, some of the sketches … Continue reading Latest News: Library Acquires Courtroom Sketches of Rodney King Trials

News: Library Announces Spring Concert Programming

News: Library Announces Spring Concert Programming The Library of Congress will continue its critically acclaimed season of Concerts from the Library of Congress with an offering of virtual concerts, interviews and conversations with artists and composers, lectures, curator talks and educational programs. The spring series kicks off on March 12 with a performance from the young … Continue reading News: Library Announces Spring Concert Programming

News: Kluge Prize Honoree Danielle Allen Launches Campaign on Civic Strength

News: Kluge Prize Honoree Danielle Allen Launches Campaign on Civic Strength A series of new events exploring ideas and actions to strengthen America’s democracy will debut in March, April and May with the launch of Our Common Purpose: A Campaign for Civic Strength at the Library of Congress. The initiative is created and hosted by … Continue reading News: Kluge Prize Honoree Danielle Allen Launches Campaign on Civic Strength

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month News from the Library of Congress Celebrating Black History Month Friends, In 1926, noted historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father of Black History,” began a week-long celebration to highlight the achievements of African Americans. He selected the second week in February, as it contains the birthdays of both … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month

Latest News: Private Library Containing Rare Books by Authors, Artists Donated to Library of Congress

Latest News: Private Library Containing Rare Books by Authors, Artists Donated to Library of Congress   The Library of Congress has acquired the Aramont Library, a collection of rare books from some of the most prolific authors and artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. The gift by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous … Continue reading Latest News: Private Library Containing Rare Books by Authors, Artists Donated to Library of Congress