October 2005 - Vol. 64, No. 10
Creativity Across America: The Song of America Tour
The "Creativity Across America" project is launched with an 11-city concert tour featuring acclaimed baritone Thomas Hampson.
INTERNS IDENTIFY RARITIES IN COPYRIGHT DEPOSITS
College interns worked to process hundreds of gems of creativity among the Library's copyright deposits during a special summer program.
Famed blues musician B.B. King was honored as a Living Legend by the Library in a Sept. 12 ceremony.
The Music Division has acquired manuscripts from legendary American musical theater composers Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II.
A new collection of Civil War maps, some used by Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, are now available on the Library's American Memory Web site.
"Maps in Our Lives" is a new exhibition in recognition of the Library's Geography and Map Division and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.
SUCCESS OF SOCIETIES
Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the best-selling book "Guns, Germs and Steel," initiated the new Kislak lecture series at the Library with a talk on his new book.
NEW IN PRESERVATION
Dianne van der Reyden has been named director for preservation at the Library.