Latest News: 2020 Selections to the National Recording Registry Announced

Latest News: 2020 Selections to the National Recording Registry Announced Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage. Janet Jackson’s clarion call for action and healing in “Rhythm Nation 1814” now … Continue reading Latest News: 2020 Selections to the National Recording Registry Announced

New: Library Debuts Video Series for 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival

New: Library Debuts Video Series for 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival The Library of Congress celebrates the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival by debuting a new video series that highlights both historic and contemporary traditions of springtime flower viewing.  Developed to support the festival’s 2021 efforts to “blossom safely,” the four-to-five-minute videos can be enjoyed by … Continue reading New: Library Debuts Video Series for 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival

News and Events: Literary Series Programs for late March-May

News and Events: Literary Series Programs for late March-May The Library of Congress continues its series of diverse literary events with two-time Pulitzer winner Colson Whitehead; Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o; a celebration of the world-renowned comic book artist, writer, editor and DC Comics publisher Jim Lee for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month; and a three-part feature on “the … Continue reading News and Events: Literary Series Programs for late March-May

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women's History Month News from the Library of Congress Celebrating Women's History Month Friends, March is Women’s History Month and a wonderful opportunity to shine a light on the achievements and contributions of women in this country. Commemorating the significant role of women is also an important opportunity to inspire girls and young women … Continue reading Celebrating Women’s History Month

News and Events: VHP to Highlight Farming Career Path in Panels

News and Events: VHP to Highlight Farming Career Path in Panels The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) will host two panels on March 19 and March 26 to highlight farming as a viable career path for veterans transitioning to civilian life and to introduce programs that support those who pursue farming. The events, … Continue reading News and Events: VHP to Highlight Farming Career Path in Panels

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