February 24, 1997 - Vol. 56, No. 4
Collections from American Memory
Last fall, new American Memory Collections debuted on the Library's Web site. This issue takes an in-depth look at "The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920," which includes materials relating to the career of Harry Houdini, and at turn-of-the-century films of a Westinghouse factory in Pittsburgh.
The Library is asking Congress to appropriate $387.6 million for fiscal 1998.
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRARY
PC Magazine has named the Library's Web site among the 100 best.
The Library has a new director of security.
Responsibility is the key to alleviating many of the problems of African Americans, said the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.
A new standard will be developed for the digital talking book, initiated by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
A new Library bibliography details more than 17,000 English-language sources on Indonesia.
LESTER HORTON EXHIBITION
Lester Horton exhibition at the Kennedy Center
An online preview of the exhibition "American Treasures of the Library of Congress" will be available next month.
The schedule of concerts from the Library is available from a new home page.
Library to reopen Coolidge Auditorium in Fall 1997
Library to Hold second preservation awareness workshop