July 1997 - Vol. 56, No. 7
'Let There Be Light'
When William Tyndale translated and printed the Bible in English, he set off a controversy that eventually led to his burning at the stake in 1536. A small exhibition tells the story.
A ROYAL AUDIENCE
Prince Philip of Great Britain visited the Library to view an exhibition focusing on the first printed translation of the Bible in English.
'COURAGE AND GENIUS'
Biographer David Daniell told how much of Tyndale's work has influenced successive writers.
ON THE MAP
For the first time, using new technology, the Library is able to make highly-detailed maps available from its American Memory collections.
First-person narratives from the early days of California's statehood, selections from the Federal Theatre Project and early films of Thomas Edison are now available online from the Library.
A PREVIOUS DECLARATION
George Mason's Virginia Declaration of Rights, considered the principal basis for the Declaration of Independence, will go on view in the "American Treasures of the Library of Congress" exhibition.
The first meeting of the National Film Preservation Foundation was held at the Library.
Pope John Paul II met with Dr. Billington and the Madison Council during a visit to the Vatican.
BACK TO LC
Peter Young, new chief of the Cataloging Distribution Service, returned to the Library following his leadership of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.
According to participants in a Library symposium, the future of Hong Kong is not so bleak as some people predict.
The "Reading Together" television show focused on summer reading programs for students.
BEFORE THE RESTORATION
A new bibliography documents the Library's Japanese collections of the pre-Meiji period from the early 17th century to 1867.