August 1999 - Vol. 58, No. 8
Southern Mosaic: John and Ruby Lomax
In 1939 John and Ruby Lomax went on a three-month, 6,502-mile journey through the southern United States collecting folk songs. The fruits of their labors are now online at the Library's Web site.
The Russian Leadership Program will bring 2,000 emerging political leaders from the Russian Federation to the United States to experience family, cultural and political life in America.
Readings from the Poet Laureate and other poets are on tap for the Library's fall literary season.
LIBRARY TO LIBRARY
The relationship between the Library of Congress and the national library community is the subject of a "Bicentennial Background" article.
REACHING THE EDGE OF THE FRONTIER
Part 2 of coverage of the Library symposium "Frontiers of the Mind in the 21st Century."
John F. Callahan, literary executor of Ralph Ellison's estate, spoke at the Library on Ellison's two novels, Invisible Man and Juneteenth.
A VISIT FROM THE AALL
Law library professionals from across the United States came to the Library July 16 to strengthen their foreign law research skills.
The Library's conservation lab has nearly completed preservation of an invaluable collection of 36 pocket-size diaries that belonged to George Washington.