March 2008 - Vol. 67, No. 3
Federal Research Division at 60
For 60 years, the Library’s Federal Research Division (and its predecessors) has provided research and analysis services to other government agencies on a broad
array of topics.
ORGANIZER, ACTIVIST, SCHOLAR
The Library has been given the papers of civil rights leader James Forman, who organized many of the early civil rights campaigns of the 1960s, including the 1963 March on Washington.
WINDOW OF CHINA
The National Library of China has begun to donate books to the Library of Congress through an innovative new program.
MY FRIEND FLICKR
Thousands of the Library’s most popular photos are reaching a new audience of millions in a pilot test with Flickr, a photo sharing (and social networking) Web site.
NEW VIEWS OF OLD ABE
Photos in the Library’s collection have been newly identified as those of President Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg and his second inauguration.
Poet Laureate Charles Simic introduced the 2008 Witter Bynner poetry fellows, Matthew Thorburn and Monica Youn, at a recent Library reading.
‘DIVERSITY IS COMING’
WJLA anchorman Leon Harris delivered the keynote address for the Library’s annual African American History Month celebration.