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Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes named newest National Treasure

50 years after opening, the midcentury wonder earns new honor<p>The beehive-shaped Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee have been called a lot of things during their 50 years of existence, from oases from the midwest winter to architectural oddities to “glass bubbles.” And now, thanks to the National …

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10 Traces of World War I You Can Still Find in NYC on the Centennial Anniversary

With the centennial of American entrance into World War I on April 6, 2017, trace the remnants of the war that can still be seen in NYC today.Read …

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The Shock of War: The Horrors of the American Civil War Forever Haunted Some Veterans

Wounded Warrior: Nightmarish conditions at the Andersonville Prison cost Corporal Calvin Bates his feet. Such trauma often led soldiers to develop …

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Sad: 1937

June 1937. "Abandoned cafe in Carey, Texas. Carey is fast becoming a ghost town of the Texas plains." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange. View …

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How (not) to teach with drama

For nearly a decade, the museum has used theater as a means of enlivening the visitor experience and engaging the public in dialogue on challenging …

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Tupac's Very Own Handwritten 'Dear Mama' Lyrics Could Be Yours

If you're willing to pay the hefty price of $75,000.<p>One lucky fan will have the chance to own a piece of hip-hop history, thanks to Tupac’s handwritten lyrics of his hit song “Dear Mama.”<p>The late rapper’s lyrics to the 1995 single are currently on the market via MomentsInTime.com for $75,000, TMZ …

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Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Civil Rights Movement Photos

The Library of Congress (LOC) announced its acquisition of archives belonging to late photographer Robert "Bob" Adelman, widely recognized for his …

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Dr. Carla Hayden to kick off Spectrum 20th Anniversary celebration at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - 14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, will headline a …

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Inside Frank Lloyd Wright's Spiraling, Eye-Catching 'Mousetrap' On Maiden Lane

You don’t need to travel to New York’s Guggenheim Museum to see an iconic spiral ramp designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.<p>The famed architect tucked away …

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2Pac’s 'Dear Mama' Handwritten Lyrics Selling for $75,000 - XXL

Selling the personal belongings of the late great Tupac Shakur continues to be a lucrative venture. In a year that’s already seen the BMW in which …

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8 Young Girls Doing Great Things, In Case You Need A Reminder Who Run The World

1 Armani Crews, A 6 Year Old Helping The Homeless<p>6-year-old Chicago girl celebrates birthday by helping the homeless https://t.co/Mq33ZbL68l …

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How Chuck Berry Lives on … in Space

The music of Chuck Berry, the rock pioneer who died Saturday at the age of 90, lives on in space.The Voyager Interstellar Record Committee, which …

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V-Mail

Handwritten letters, smaller than a postage stamp<p>Shortly after entering World War II, the United States military found that shipping and delivering immense volumes of mail to and from servicemen overseas would be a challenge, especially given the need to reserve cargo space for critical weapons and …

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The 'Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels'

The tireless life-savers of the New Guinea campaign<p>The three-year-long New Guinea campaign was one of the most arduous of World War II, with Allied and Japanese forces sustaining tens of thousands of casualties as they struggled for control of the world’s second-largest island.<p>Deadlier than enemy …

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The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

<b>The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ― but succinct ― wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week’s great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our</b> …

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Famous American Buildings

<b>Famous American Buildings</b><p>"Architecture is worth great attention, since it shows so much." Thomas Jefferson.<p><b>Washington National Cathedral.</b><p><b>Jefferson</b> …

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Library of Congress Issues RFI For Newspaper Conversion/Digitization Pilot Project

The Request for Information (RFI) discussed below was released on March 16, 2017.<p>From the Document:<p>The Library has selected contemporary foreign …

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KELLY, Edna Flannery

Footnotes<p>1<i>Current Biography, 1950</i> (New York: H.W. Wilson and Company, 1950): 290.<p>2<i>Current Biography, 1950</i>: 290.<p>3Edna Kelly, Oral History Interview, …

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Marion Kelly, the BBC Interview Kid, Is Not Going Anywhere (And We Can't Get Enough)

Oh, hello. Welcome to the United States of Marion Kelly, the BBC Interview Kid. Or the USMKBIK , for short. You may have thought you were finished talking about the precocious little girl who interrupted her father's Skype interview last week but Marion Kelly, who never met a door she wasn't deeply …

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Ireland’s Prime Minister roasted Donald Trump while standing inches away from him

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny gave a speech in the East Room of the White House Thursday evening to commemorate St. Patrick's Day — and to …

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This Is BBC Kid’s World. We Just Live In It

She effortlessly steals the show. Again.<p>Four-year-old Marion Kelly, interview-crashing daughter of the now-viral-video-famous “BBC dad,” is making …

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Examining the Impact of Women on the American Civil War

Women's Wide-scale Influence on the Civil War <i><br>By Ashley Whitehead Luskey</i><p>In recent years, historians have shed new light on women’s myriad and diverse …

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Awesome Architectural Photography, Before 'Proper' Cameras Were Invented

The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is a collection of images by <b>two architectural photographers</b> Samuel H. Gottscho and William H Schleisner.<p>The …

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30 Astonishing Shipwrecks From Around the World

Naval history is full of fatal accidents and wartime losses. Even knowing that, it’s astonishing to think that, according to a United Nations report, …

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What Had Happened Was: 3/16/17

Oh, you didn’t know? We got you.<p>GAME. BLOUSES.<p>Despite 18 turnovers by UC Davis in its Wednesday night play-in game against North Carolina Central, …

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Why you should visit D.C despite of all the negativity it has been getting.

The capital of the United States, Washington, D.C has always been a topic of discussion around the world. Great things are said about this amazing …

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Capitol Building Tunnel System in Washington, D.C.

A sprawling pedestrian tunnel system under Capitol Hill allows staffers and members of Congress to securely traverse the office buildings, Library of …

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POST: A Library of Congress Lab: More Use and More Users of Digital Collections

Abbey Potter (Library of Congress) authored a post summarizing Michelle Gallinger’s (Gallinger Consulting) and Daniel Chudnov’s (Chudnov Consulting) …

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Trump is a big fan of Andrew Jackson — but the 7th president has an ugly history

Donald Trump is apparently a big fan of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States and the current face on the $20 bill.<p>Days after moving into the White House, Trump hung a portrait of Jackson in the Oval Office and, on Tuesday, announced plans to lay a wreath on his tomb in …

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Christopher Gray and Streetscapes, an essential column about New York City architecture

A primer featuring some of the writer’s insightful columns about the city’s architectural history<p>The passing earlier this week of Christopher Gray, architectural historian and writer of the New York Times’s Streetscapes column, robs the city, and world, of one of its foremost sages of the city …

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