May 1998 - Vol. 57, No. 5
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
"Religion and the Founding of the American Republic" explores the role religion played in the nation's formative years. Exhibition curator Dr. James Hutson provides notes on the exhibition.
POETRY FOR THE MILLENNIUM
President and Mrs. Clinton helped Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Robert Pinsky kick off the Favorite Poem project with a White House reading April 22.
EXCEPTIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE
The 1998 Wickersham Award was presented to Jamie Gorelick at a dinner at the U.S. Supreme Court sponsored by the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.
NEW LITERATURE FROM EUROPE
Top contemporary writers from Austria, France, the United Kingdom and Finland have read from their work recently at the Library.
THE LATEST IN LINCOLN SCHOLARSHIP
At the inaugural symposium of the Abraham Lincoln Institute, a gathering of scholars described recently unearthed information on the 16th president.
RESEARCHING THE TITANIC
The Library holds a wealth of reference material on the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, made popular in the recent blockbuster film.
TOPS IN GENEALOGY
Judith Prowse Reid will receive the top award given to genealogy librarians by a division of the American Library Association.
The "Top Treasures" display case in the "American Treasures of the Library of Congress" exhibition has been honored by Inform magazine.
The benefits of working together were emphasized at an Asian Materials Cataloging Seminar at the Library March 30-31.
ALA IN DC
The American Library Association will hold its annual conference in Washington this June, and the Library will host a reception and offer many programs and tours.