February 2002 - Vol. 61, No. 2
The Year in Review
The past year at the Library included ups and downs – the first National Book Festival and then the Sept. 11 tragedy and its impact.
Congress and the president have approved new funds for the Library to recover from the anthrax threat and other security measures following the events of Sept. 11.
Dr. Ivan Walks, chief health officer for the District of Columbia, delivered the keynote address for the Library's African American History Month celebration.
The National Digital Library Program and the Manuscript Division have announced the final release of the Abraham Lincoln Papers online at the American Memory Web site.
Other new collections available from American Memory.
Ryozo Kato, wife of the Japanese ambassador to the United States, recently visited the Library's exhibition of Ukiyo-e art.
ISLAM IN AMERICA
The Library's African and Middle Eastern Division and the Office of Scholarly Programs recently sponsored the eighth in a series of symposia on Islam.
CIVIL WAR DIARIST
The nation's capital was a city in crisis during the Civil War years. One civil servant of the era, Horatio Nelson Taft, kept a diary of those years, and the Library has made it available online.