May 2003 - Vol. 62, No. 5
The Hammond Map Collection
A wealth of geographical materials from one of the premier American mapmakers has become a part of the Library's collections.
The Librarian of Congress testified before Congress on the Library's vast online collections as a resource for educators.
A Library staff member has cracked the code of a series of equations that allows mapmakers to transform satellite data into maps.
A collection of handwritten essays by author Ayn Rand has been donated to the Library.
A TOUCH OF THE POET
Bobbitt Prize-winning poet Alice Fulton read at the Library in March.
THE STATE IN FLUX
Philip Bobbitt, author of "The Shield of Achilles," discussed the changing nature of the nation state from a political entity to an economic entity.
Legendary illustrator Will Eisner discussed his craft at the Library in April.
A CAPITAL PLAN
Maps and plans of Washington, D.C., from the days of Pierre L'Enfant to the present, was the subject of Iris Miller's April talk at the Library.
ALAS, POOR HAMLET
Harold Bloom discussed his new book on Shakespeare's classic tragedy in March.
Documentary photographer Rob Amberg displayed images of the rural mountain community of Sodom Laurel, N.C., at the Library April 21.
Library conservators have preserved Chinese paintings contained in a journal from Commodore Perry's first visit to Japan in the 1850s.