May 2005 - Vol. 64, No. 5
Understanding the World: The Library's Operations Overseas
In its mission to serve Congress and the nation, the Library of Congress has always been keenly aware of the world of knowledge outside of America's borders. A network of overseas offices has served to increase the depth of acquisitions and understanding of that greater world.
PROJECT MAKEOVER, WEB STYLE
The top-level pages of the Library's Web site have been given a new look.
THE FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTION
The papers of the fourth president, James Madison, are available online.
MORE FROM THE WORLD
New resources from France, Poland and ancient Sumeria have been introduced on the Library's "Global Gateway" site.
TWO FOR TED
Poet Laureate Ted Kooser was appointed to a second term as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, won the Pulitzer Prize.
'NOTHING ORDINARY ABOUT A RAINDROP'
Kooser read from his work at the Library in early May.
VERSE FROM THE HEARTLAND
B.H. Fairchild was awarded the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize in Poetry.
PAST POETRY FELLOWS
Prior winners of the Witter Bynner Fellowship in poetry returned to the Library for an evening of readings and memories.
REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS
The District of Columbia and the Library of Congress designated May 2005 as Veterans History Project Month.
CAPTURING HISTORY'S FIRST DRAFT
The Library and the NEH have granted more than $1.9 million in grants in the National Digital Newspaper Program.