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Command Sgt. Major Rue Mayweather (U.S. Army, retired) was deployed to Iraq in 2004 at the same time as her son, Capt. K...
05/05/2021

Command Sgt. Major Rue Mayweather (U.S. Army, retired) was deployed to Iraq in 2004 at the same time as her son, Capt. Kenieth Mayweather. Rue is one of the participants in tomorrow's Library of Congress Veterans History Project panel "Motherhood and the Military": https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2021/05/m-o-s-mom/?loclr=fbloc

Command Sgt. Major Rue Mayweather (U.S. Army, retired) was deployed to Iraq in 2004 at the same time as her son, Capt. Kenieth Mayweather. Rue is one of the participants in tomorrow's Library of Congress Veterans History Project panel "Motherhood and the Military": https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2021/05/m-o-s-mom/?loclr=fbloc

05/04/2021

For Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, an event that celebrates the life work of DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee. He will appear in conversation with illustrator Bernard Chang (“Generations Forged”) and writers Sarah Kuhn (“Shadow of the Batgirl”) and Minh Lê (“Green Lantern: Legacy”). Moderated by former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang (“Superman Smashes the Klan”).

Today’s Google doodle is Hisaye Yamamoto, Japanese-American journalist & short story author. Interned during WWII, she w...
05/04/2021

Today’s Google doodle is Hisaye Yamamoto, Japanese-American journalist & short story author. Interned during WWII, she wrote for the Poston Chronicle, the newspaper published at the internment camp there.

Read her columns & short stories, digitized and accessible in our historical newspaper collections: https://www.loc.gov/collections/japanese-american-internment-camp-newspapers/?q=Hisaye+Yamamoto&dl=page&sb&loclr=fbloc

Today’s Google doodle is Hisaye Yamamoto, Japanese-American journalist & short story author. Interned during WWII, she wrote for the Poston Chronicle, the newspaper published at the internment camp there.

Read her columns & short stories, digitized and accessible in our historical newspaper collections: https://www.loc.gov/collections/japanese-american-internment-camp-newspapers/?q=Hisaye+Yamamoto&dl=page&sb&loclr=fbloc

NEWS: A new anthology edited by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, "Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peopl...
05/04/2021

NEWS: A new anthology edited by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, "Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry," is a powerful celebration of the breadth of Native poets writing today. More: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-020/?loclr=fbloc

NEWS: A new anthology edited by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, "Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry," is a powerful celebration of the breadth of Native poets writing today. More: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-020/?loclr=fbloc

05/03/2021

A message from Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden in honor of Public Service Recognition Week. Join the Library in celebrating the contributions of our country's public servants all month long.

Shop Saturday: Shop the Library's custom coffee and tea blends! Our English Breakfast Tea, herbal caffeine-free Hibiscus...
05/01/2021

Shop Saturday: Shop the Library's custom coffee and tea blends! Our English Breakfast Tea, herbal caffeine-free Hibiscus Tea, or Colonial Coffee Blend is a perfect compliment to an afternoon of reading. https://library-of-congress-shop.myshopify.com/collections/american-made-gifts/products/library-of-congress-coffee-and-tea?variant=36450010038437

Shop Saturday: Shop the Library's custom coffee and tea blends! Our English Breakfast Tea, herbal caffeine-free Hibiscus Tea, or Colonial Coffee Blend is a perfect compliment to an afternoon of reading. https://library-of-congress-shop.myshopify.com/collections/american-made-gifts/products/library-of-congress-coffee-and-tea?variant=36450010038437

On this date in 1956, the polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk was made available to the public. The disease, which...
05/01/2021

On this date in 1956, the polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk was made available to the public. The disease, which had paralyzed and killed millions, was finally brought under control. Read more in our historical newspaper archives. #ChronAm #otd https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1956-05-02/ed-1/seq-35/?loclr=fbloc

On this date in 1956, the polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk was made available to the public. The disease, which had paralyzed and killed millions, was finally brought under control. Read more in our historical newspaper archives. #ChronAm #otd https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1956-05-02/ed-1/seq-35/?loclr=fbloc

NEW: The latest two episodes from our "Folklife Today" podcast feature folk poetry discussions of four collections from ...
04/30/2021

NEW: The latest two episodes from our "Folklife Today" podcast feature folk poetry discussions of four collections from our American Folklife Center, with a reading of the poem “Colorado Morton’s Ride." Listen here: https://www.loc.gov/podcasts/folklife-today/?loclr=fbloc

NEW: The latest two episodes from our "Folklife Today" podcast feature folk poetry discussions of four collections from our American Folklife Center, with a reading of the poem “Colorado Morton’s Ride." Listen here: https://www.loc.gov/podcasts/folklife-today/?loclr=fbloc

Access to Abraham Lincoln's papers at the Library served as a primary resource for Ted Widmer's latest book on the presi...
04/30/2021

Access to Abraham Lincoln's papers at the Library served as a primary resource for Ted Widmer's latest book on the president. Read more about Widmer's experiences in the March/April issue of the Library of Congress Magazine: https://loc.gov/lcm/?loclr=fbloc

Access to Abraham Lincoln's papers at the Library served as a primary resource for Ted Widmer's latest book on the president. Read more about Widmer's experiences in the March/April issue of the Library of Congress Magazine: https://loc.gov/lcm/?loclr=fbloc

04/29/2021
Poetry Spotlight: Victoria Chang and Brenda Shaughnessy

Poets Victoria Chang (“Obit”) and Brenda Shaughnessy (“The Octopus Museum”) discuss their poetry collections, which address issues of loss, fear and the future of the planet. A National Poetry Month event. This is part of National Book Festival Presents, a year-round series that features high-caliber authors, their books and corresponding Library treasures.

Remembering Michael Collins, Apollo 11 command module pilot and former director of the National Air and Space Museum, Sm...
04/29/2021

Remembering Michael Collins, Apollo 11 command module pilot and former director of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, who passed away yesterday at the age of 90: https://www.loc.gov/item/2019630938/?loclr=fbloc

Remembering Michael Collins, Apollo 11 command module pilot and former director of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, who passed away yesterday at the age of 90: https://www.loc.gov/item/2019630938/?loclr=fbloc

04/29/2021

Houston ship channel pilot Captain James Hensley has the daunting task of guiding giant ocean-going ships into and out of one of the world’s largest and busiest ports. Hear more from James on his profession in the latest episode of America Works from our American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/podcasts/america-works/?loclr=fbloc

04/29/2021

Happy birthday, Willie Nelson! Enjoy these concert highlights from the 2015 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize honoree.

The Library is now accepting applications for its Teaching with Primary Sources grants from organizations that aim to in...
04/29/2021

The Library is now accepting applications for its Teaching with Primary Sources grants from organizations that aim to incorporate Library resources into educational programs for learners of diverse professions and communities. Learn more: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-019/?loclr=fbloc

The Library is now accepting applications for its Teaching with Primary Sources grants from organizations that aim to incorporate Library resources into educational programs for learners of diverse professions and communities. Learn more: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-019/?loclr=fbloc

Gordon Parks was a prolific African American photographer who captured American life during World War II. Explore the ne...
04/27/2021

Gordon Parks was a prolific African American photographer who captured American life during World War II. Explore the new Flickr album of Parks' photos taken for the Farm Security Administration (FSA): https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/albums/72157719001848384

Gordon Parks was a prolific African American photographer who captured American life during World War II. Explore the new Flickr album of Parks' photos taken for the Farm Security Administration (FSA): https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/albums/72157719001848384

Just in time for National Poetry Month! Explore 50 newly digitized recordings added to the Archive of Recorded Poetry an...
04/27/2021

Just in time for National Poetry Month! Explore 50 newly digitized recordings added to the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, featuring work from Robert Hayden, Anthony Hecht, William Jay Smith and more: https://blogs.loc.gov/catbird/2021/04/listen-to-50-newly-streaming-recordings-just-in-time-for-national-poetry-month/?loclr=fbloc

Just in time for National Poetry Month! Explore 50 newly digitized recordings added to the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, featuring work from Robert Hayden, Anthony Hecht, William Jay Smith and more: https://blogs.loc.gov/catbird/2021/04/listen-to-50-newly-streaming-recordings-just-in-time-for-national-poetry-month/?loclr=fbloc

Just launched! Check out the latest blog from the Library, "Guardians of Memory: Preserving the National Collection." Yo...
04/26/2021

Just launched! Check out the latest blog from the Library, "Guardians of Memory: Preserving the National Collection." You'll hear from staff on ensuring the longevity of the Library's collections, and explore the ways people have recorded their knowledge across centuries. Read the first post: https://blogs.loc.gov/preservation/2021/04/hello-world/?loclr=fbloc

Just launched! Check out the latest blog from the Library, "Guardians of Memory: Preserving the National Collection." You'll hear from staff on ensuring the longevity of the Library's collections, and explore the ways people have recorded their knowledge across centuries. Read the first post: https://blogs.loc.gov/preservation/2021/04/hello-world/?loclr=fbloc

NEWS: The Library of Congress Veterans History Project will spotlight military mothers in a panel discussion on May 6 at...
04/26/2021

NEWS: The Library of Congress Veterans History Project will spotlight military mothers in a panel discussion on May 6 at 12 pm ET. Ahead of Mother's Day, the panel will explore the intersection of the role of mothers and their connection to the military through the personal experiences of four women veterans. More: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-018/?loclr=fbloc

NEWS: The Library of Congress Veterans History Project will spotlight military mothers in a panel discussion on May 6 at 12 pm ET. Ahead of Mother's Day, the panel will explore the intersection of the role of mothers and their connection to the military through the personal experiences of four women veterans. More: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-018/?loclr=fbloc

How is the world's largest collection of books preserved? Join us this Preservation Week to learn about adjusting priori...
04/26/2021

How is the world's largest collection of books preserved? Join us this Preservation Week to learn about adjusting priorities and preserving collections during the pandemic, the Library's work to train the next generation of preservationists and more: https://www.loc.gov/events/?fa=partof_series:Preservation%20Week

How is the world's largest collection of books preserved? Join us this Preservation Week to learn about adjusting priorities and preserving collections during the pandemic, the Library's work to train the next generation of preservationists and more: https://www.loc.gov/events/?fa=partof_series:Preservation%20Week

Our favorite library turns 221 today! (Yes, we're a little biased.) Although our buildings remain closed, the Library of...
04/24/2021

Our favorite library turns 221 today! (Yes, we're a little biased.) Although our buildings remain closed, the Library of Congress continues to share its rich collections, programs and services widely, via our websites, social media & more.

But if you miss our beautiful buildings as we do, check out these spectacular images from our Library Life Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/library-of-congress-life/albums/72157709123818582

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I enjoy using all of the collections of the Library of Congress. I particularly enjoy the collection - papers of the early presidents and recently wrote a blog post highlighting the collection. Thank you for all you do to make your collections easily accessible to researchers.
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How do I register in order to request books. In particular, I’m looking up family genealogy. Once I find a book I want to read, is that done online? I’m new to all of this! Thank you, Carole Berry [email protected]
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I have a copy of The Poughkeepsie Telegraph from 1841. I feel this should be in a museum somewhere. Does the Library of Congress know what group might be interested in this?