September 2004 - Vol. 63, No. 9
From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America
"From Haven to Home," a new exhibition at the Library, celebrates and documents 350 years of Jewish life in America, from the landing of the first Jewish settlers in New Amsterdam (now New York) to the present day.
Library preservationists have restored an important certificate of incorporation for a New York City Jewish benevolent society.
HERITAGE OF SONG
A new book from the Library examines the influence of Yiddish songs on popular American music.
The Librarian of Congress has named Nebraskan Ted Kooser to be the 13th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
A host of brilliant minds and eminent researchers have come to Washington to take positions as chairs and scholars at the Library's John W. Kluge Center.
A specialist in Chinese acquistions at the Library has been selected as a staff fellow at the John W. Kluge Center.
Selections from the Library's collection of manuscripts in the unique pictographic language of the Naxi Chinese ethnic minority are now available online.
The Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon has awarded academic grants for 2004-2005.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant for work on the American Folklife Center's James Madison Carpenter Collection of British folklore.
The American Folklife Center has awarded its first Henry Reed Award for folk artists to 16-year-old musician Elizabeth LaPrelle.