Library of Congress

The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here's why it matters

Imagine you wanted to find books or journal articles on a particular subject. Or find manuscripts by a particular author. Or locate serials, music or …

Genealogy

Reamstown Provides: A Pennsylvania Town's Contribution to Valley Forge - Journal of the American Revolution

In a cemetery behind the Salem United Church of Christ, in Reamstown, Lancaster County, a boulder stands:<p>This grinding bowl from East Cocalico<br>is …

History

Has Trump Turned CNN into a House of Existential Dread?

After relentless attacks from Trump and his allies, a series of journalistic problems, and in the shadow of a possible merger, the network’s C.E.O., Jeff Zucker, is feeling the heat. “I think there’s a real chance that Zucker is being forced out,” said one employee. “That’s going to blow up this …

Donald Trump

Everyday Empires: Descriptive or Analytical Category?

<i>by Dr. Nathan Cardon and Dr. Simon Jackson, University of Birmingham (Conference organisers)</i><p>On May 25 and 26 2017 the Department of History at the …

History

Police investigate suspicious car near Library of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police have set off two explosions to open the trunk of a suspicious vehicle near the Library of Congress.<p>Police haven't yet disclosed what they found inside the vehicle and have directed staff and other personnel to avoid the area until further notice.<p>About a …

Libraries

D.C. Faces: That look when you ...

That face when you ...<p>Read the latest thing Trump has said before you get out of bed.<p>Are pretending to pay attention in a boring congressional hearing because you’re on camera, behind the members.<p>Hear a friend express an opinion you never thought they had.<p>Are resentfully trying to follow a …

Libraries

It puts kids to sleep. And just so ya know . . . that’s a bad thing. (Plus 18 ways to make it better)

Shocker. Lecturing to students puts them to sleep.<p>Who could have guessed?<p>Well . . . I should have. But I didn’t. During my first few years as a …

Teaching

Capitol Police Officer Injured in Car Crash

Police carry out controlled demolition of suspicious vehicle’s trunk<p><b>By ANDREW BREINER and BRIDGET BOWMAN, CQ Roll Call</b><p>A Capitol Police officer …

Policing

Monday links

On July 16, 1945 the atomic age began with the Trinity nuclear test.<p>The Medieval History of Stonehenge.<p>Why ancient Roman concrete is better than …

History

The Earliest Known Photos of 12 Major U.S Cities

Look at these photos of American cities from more than 100 years ago! It's remarkable how much things have changed. Business Insider hunted down …

Boston

FREE Archival Magazines – Don’t Miss Out!

<b>FREE Archival Magazines – Don’t Miss Out!</b><p>Just like the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a regular features magazine, Prologue, …

Genealogy

Making Connections Between the World's Newest and Oldest Maps

An interview with John Hessler, a cartography expert at the Library of Congress and one of the people behind the new book, <i>Map: Exploring The World</i>.<p>Few people in the world know their way around a map like John Hessler does. The Library of Congress’s “Specialist in Modern Cartography and Geographic …

Maps

The LOC wants YOU

Hosted by the Library of Congress, this year’s National Book Festival will take place on Saturday, September 2, in Washington D.C. and include …

Libraries

An Evil Woody Harrelson In 'War For The Planet Of The Apes' Tops This Week's Movie Picks

<i>Popcorn & Candy is DCist's selective and subjective guide to some of the most interesting movies playing around town in the coming week.</i><p><i>WAR FOR THE</i> …

Movies

The Great Lengths Taken to Make Abraham Lincoln Look Good in Photos

One famous photo of the president features a body that isn’t his.<p>Abraham Lincoln had a problem. During his 1860 campaign as a Republican candidate …

History

These Are The Six Red Flags That You’re Getting Bad Advice

Here are six signs that the “wisdom” you’re getting is best ignored.<p>Advice—there’s no shortage of it. From a colleague who was once in your shoes to the self-help guru with a weekly podcast, you can get input on just about any situation you’re facing. But is the advice good?<p>While most people are …

Relationships

PBS Announces Air Dates for SHE LOVES ME, PRESENT LAUGHTER, HOLIDAY INN More!

PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup, as well as the January 2018 broadcast of TONY BENNETT: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE, a PBS music …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

How Women's Swimming Paved The Way For Equality

Photo Courtesy: ISHOF<p><i>By Erin Keaveny, Swimming World College Intern</i><p>Today, swimmers like <b>Katie Ledecky</b>, <b>Natalie Coughlin</b> and <b>Missy Franklin</b> are renowned …

Olympics

The Weekly Authoritarianism List finds a new home at the Library of Congress

Dear Friends,<p>Thank you all for being on this journey with me!<p>As you know, I’ve been concerned about The Weekly List being suspectible to hacking, so …

Libraries

Denis Johnson Posthumously Awarded Library of Congress Prize, Bertelsmann Tightens Hold on Penguin Random House, and More | Poets & Writers

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Penguin Random House

Denis Johnson posthumously awarded Prize for American Fiction

The Prize for American Fiction arrives tinged with sadness this year. Denis Johnson, who died in May, has been named winner of the award by the Library of Congress. His widow, Cindy Johnson, will accept the prize on his behalf during the National Book Festival in Washington on Sept. 2.<p>Denis Johnson …

Literature

Wayne Wiegand Provides a History of School Librarianship at Library of Congress Lecture

The following 58 minute presentation by Wayne Wiegand (F. William Summers Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Studies and American Studies …

Libraries

Now, 'They're Getting To Know Each Other'

Five Mualimm-ak remembers the first time he saw his son Omar, and all the preparation he did for that moment.<p>"I went to classes. I had like 50 books, so that I could help deliver you," Five tells Omar. "I wanted to make sure I was the first person to touch you."<p>The night Omar was born, Five says he …

Libraries

House Appropriation Committee Demolishes Hollywood's Excuses For Moving Copyright Office Out Of Library Of Congress

As we've discussed there's this stupid big fight going on these days, in which some in Congress -- mainly at the urging of the legacy entertainment …

Libraries

Roger D. Abrahams, 84, Penn folklorist, writer and performer

Roger D. Abrahams, 84, formerly of Laverock, a University of Pennsylvania folklorist who delved deeply into the traditional speech patterns, rhymes …

Philadelphia

What libraries lost when they threw out the card catalog

This book about card catalogues, written and published in cooperation with the Library of Congress, is beautifully produced, intelligently written and lavishly illustrated. It also sent me into a week-long depression. If you are a book lover of a certain age, it might do the same to you.<p>“The Card …

Knives

Kid in Germany brings WWII bomb to kindergarten class

Police evacuated a school in Germany on Wednesday after a "strange object" found by a kindergarten student turned out to be an unexploded World War II bomb.<p>A student "found an incendiary bomb on a walk in the woods and carried it into the kindergarten," a police spokesperson Andrea Loeb told …

Military History

Search Results: "mrg" - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (Library of Congress)

11709 results containing "mrg"<p>Larger image available anywhere (11706) | Larger image available only at the Library of Congress | Not Digitized (3)

Libraries

A look back at The Globe’s June Moments in Time celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary

John Stuart Mill proposes women’s suffrage<p>Universal History Archive/Getty Images<p><b>June 5, 1867 –</b> The Reform Bill tabled in Britain’s Parliament in 1867 was set to extend voting rights from just men who owned large properties to all male urban home owners and many lodgers. But philosopher John Stuart …

Canada

4 Tips for Creating a Cozy Home Office That Can Double as a Library

My blog focuses on parenting, being a mom and working, travelling with your kids, and also ways to improve your home. I give new and helpful tips …

Lifestyle