July 1998 - Vol. 57, No. 7
Children's Literature: 'From Sea to Shining Sea'
"From Sea to Shining Sea -- An American Sampler: Children's Books from the Library of Congress," is a new exhibition featuring works drawn from the Library's 200,000 children's books.
HOPE FOR THE LIBRARY
Entertainer Bob Hope will donate his personal papers, radio and television scripts and joke files to the Library.
GIFT FOR CONSERVATION
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has given the Library $10 million for the development of a new audiovisual conservation center near Culpeper, Va.
Fifty educators from across the nation were named to participate in the American Memory Fellows Program.
THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS
The brain's role in determining emotion and how emotion affects health was the subject of a May symposium.
SCHOLARS ON SITE
The 1998 Mellon Foreign Area Fellowships have been awarded.
PRIZE FOR 'THE EYES'
Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States won first prize in a museum publications design competition.
'PILLAR OF FIRE'
Author Taylor Branch discussed the newly released second volume in his trilogy documenting the civil rights movement.
FOR A BETTER LIFE
Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Bill Lann Lee gave the keynote address for the Library's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
CULTURES IN CONFLICT
Scholar Amartya Sen compared Asian values and American priorities in a Library lecture.
ISRAEL AT 50
Historian Shlomo Aronson discussed the Holocaust and the 1948 founding of Israel.
ONE WRITER'S JOURNEY
Author Cynthia Chin-Lee spoke at the Library in May as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Eleven composers and performing organizations have been granted Koussevitzky Awards for the commission of new musical works.