January 1999 - Vol. 58, No. 1
The Edna St. Vincent Millay Collection
The Library has recently acquired more than 20,000 new items to add to its extensive collection of manuscripts of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.
THE ENGINEERING RECORD
The Shell Oil Foundation has donated $500,000 for the completion of the digitization of the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER).
BOOKS & BEYOND
This fall, the Library's lecture series featured three authors discussing their work: Barbara Wolanin, Anne Fadiman and Patricia O'Toole.
The personal papers of Pamela Digby Churchill Harriman, the late U.S. ambassador to France, have been donated to the Library by her estate.
The Library hosted a celebration of the publication of the book and tape collection Remembering Slavery and a companion radio series.
FOUR CENTURIES OF DANCE
"An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920" is the latest collection to go online from the Library's American Memory project.
Former performers, executives and choreographers of Motown Records came to the Library Nov. 20 for a special symposium to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the popular music studio.
THE SHAPE OF EUROPE
Former Austrian Ambassador to the U.S. Friedrich Hoess delivered the third Vienna Lecture at the Library Dec. 1.