Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Peculiar Pop: Genre Comic Books at the Library of Congress Jesse J. Holland and Megan Halsband discuss the Library of Congress comics collection, as well as the place of comics in American culture. Halsband completed a 2021 staff fellowship looking at the non-superhero genre collections at the Library of Congress, including western, romance, education and funny animal comics. In addition to his work in Black history and journalism, Holland is the author of "Black...
    • Contributor: Holland, Jesse J. - Halsband, Megan - Haskell, John
    • Date: 2021-07-29
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    More Than Words: Design, Dance and Graphic Notation in the Performing Arts The Library of Congress Music Division is a treasure house of more than centuries of music, theater and dance materials from composers and performers from around the world. Our tour explores visual literacy - focusing on non-textual materials that require a different form of "reading". Six staff members take visitors on a journey through Illuminated manuscripts, costume and set designs, lighting plots, and various...
    • Contributor: McNellis, Rachel - Young, Melissa - McKinney, Janet - Cross, Jane - Hartten, Christopher - Smigel, Libby - Stevens-Garmon, Morgen
    • Date: 2021-07-23
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    Social Movements and American Democracy in the 21st Century Grassroots organizing and collective action have always been fundamental to American democracy. Some recent struggles by Americans to make their voices heard have not resulted in the kinds of changes that participants hoped for. But some movements, both recently and further back in American history, have succeeded in changing our society and the way that we understand it. In this event, scholars of American...
    • Contributor: Fisher, Dana - Haskell, John - Han, Hahrie - Wright Rigueur, Leah - Skocpol, Theda
    • Date: 2021-07-22
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    Copyright Public Modernization Committee Public Meeting The Library of Congress hosted the first public meeting of the Copyright Public Modernization Committee (CPMC) on July 22, 2021. The CPMC is tasked with enhancing communication and providing a forum for the technology-related aspects of the U.S. Copyright Office's modernization initiative. The meeting included an update from Library experts on the development of the Enterprise Copyright System (ECS) and a discussion about Copyright...
    • Date: 2021-07-22
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    Poesías e historias del Caribe: Mapping Caribbean Women Poets in the PALABRA Archive 2021 Junior Fellow Karla Roig Blay created a digital StoryMap of Caribbean women poets present represented in the PALABRA Archive. This archive is a collection of approximately 800 audio recordings of 20th and 21st-century writers with Luso-Hispanic heritage through Latin American women poets represent only ten percent of this collection. The narrative of the StoryMap focuses on the Caribbean region, with an in depth...
    • Contributor: M. Roig Blay, Karla
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    New Technologies for Ancient Hebrew Texts New Technologies for Ancient Hebrew Texts 2021 Junior Fellow Shlomit Menashe increased the discoverability of 1,200 uncatalogued Hebrew prayer books by creating a detailed spreadsheet of information transformable into ILS records for the Library's online catalog. During the course of her work with prayer books from just about every corner of the world, Shlomit came across a Hebrew prayer book printed in 1823 in...
    • Contributor: Menashe, Shlomit
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    Carvalho Monteiro Collection Amy Olson's 2021 Junior Fellows project in the Collections Management Division helped locate and digitally reunite the 30,000 books in the Carvalho Monteiro Collection. Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920) was a Brazilian-born Portuguese businessman, philanthropist and entomologist who discovered many plants and insects in Brazil and Portugal. His library focused on Portuguese culture and history and became an important source material on art, architecture, and decorative...
    • Contributor: Olson, Amy
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    Assessing the Physical Condition of the National Book Collection Assessing the Physical Condition of the National Book Collection is an ongoing project within the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Library of Congress. The project involves comparing the physical, chemical, and visual traits of multiple sets of "identical" books, each sourced from university libraries in varying regions of the U.S. The aim is to provide objective assessments involving analytical techniques that can...
    • Contributor: Vance, Heidi - Chancellor, Kimberly
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    Primary Sources on American Women in Science and Mathematics 2021 Junior Fellow Sam Correia worked with the Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office to develop a resource for teachers that incorporates primary sources for the classroom. The focus of this project was to curate and analyze primary sources about women in the fields of science and technology. Correia conducted research in the online collections of the Library of Congress to find resources related...
    • Contributor: Correia, Sam
    • Date: 2021-07-21
  • Film, Video
    African Section Poster Collection The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress holds a rich and vast collection of pamphlets and posters amassed over the last six decades from across Sub-Saharan Africa. The division's pamphlet collection, including ephemera such as non-published materials, documents, government reports, press clippings, calendars, postcards, and memorabilia from elections and various campaigns on the African continent, was...
    • Contributor: Lieber, Talia
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    Arithmetic, Numeracy, Literacy, Imagination 2021 Junior Fellows Amal Charara and Sean DiLeonardi worked with science, technology and business materials related to the history of arithmetic in order to examine how and why we count. Techniques of counting follow us everywhere, from the classroom to the counting house, yet much of the Business Division's holdings on these topics from the 18th century to the present remain understudied. Together, Charara...
    • Contributor: Dileonardi, Sean - Charara, Amal
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    The DOAJ/DMEP Openly Available eSerials Project Junior Fellows Alex Reese and Emmeline Kaser worked with the Digital Content Management Section (DCM) on the Openly Available e-Serials Project. DCM was formed in 2018 to support the acquisition and management of the Library of Congress's rapidly growing digital general collections. This 2021 Junior Fellows project supported DCM's work with the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate to expand the Library's collection of e-serials...
    • Contributor: Reese, Alexander - Kaser, Emmeline
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    LC Labs Outreach and Audience Research As 2021 Junior Fellows for the Library of Congress in the Digital Strategy Directorate with LC Labs, Abigail Tick and Emily Zerrenner have been doing research on audience engagement for Labs and expanding their knowledge of the role emerging technologies play in the cultural heritage sector. Abigail has been researching how current users engage with the Library's digital materials in innovative and creative ways...
    • Contributor: Zerrenner, Emily - Tick, Abigail
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    Self-Publishing from Brazil's Margins: Literatura de Cordel 2021 Junior Fellows Sara Kittleson and Liam Sims worked with the reading room staff of the Latin American, Caribbean & European Division, to create the digital presentation titled "Self-Publishing from Brazil's Margins: Literatura de Cordel." The project highlights and contextualizes materials from the Library's collections of Literatura de Cordel, a form of popular poetry from Brazil's Northeast with colonial roots that remains popular today...
    • Contributor: Sims, Liam - Kittleson, Sara
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    Sustainability of Digital Formats Research While working in the Digital Collections Management and Services Division, 2021 Junior Fellows Jacob Kowall and Hilary Szu Yin Shiue assisted in updating and expanding the Sustainability of Digital Formats website (the Formats site). This website provides information and analysis for over 500 digital file formats and offers guidance on the long-term preservation of digital content at the Library. The Junior Fellows were responsible...
    • Contributor: Szu Yin Shiue, Hilary - Kowall, Jacob
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    A Data Driven Approach to Communication and Outreach Yuqing Zhou's 2021 Junior Fellows project involved working with the Office of Public Information and Education at the U.S. Copyright Office to assist with its communication and outreach efforts. The main goal was to conduct a data-driven evaluation to help the Office optimize its communication and outreach strategies. To support this effort, Zhou extracted 2020 employment data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics to...
    • Contributor: Zhou, Yuqing
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    Archiving the National Book Festival In preparation for the 2021 National Book Festival, 2021 Junior Fellows Morgan Gibbs and Rae Enzie designed a project that would enhance the Library's immensely popular annual event. The first part of their project featured an interactive webpage designed using the ArcGIS StoryMaps platform. Inspired by this year's theme of "Open a Book, Open the World," the map takes guests on a journey across...
    • Contributor: Enzie, Rae - Gibbs, Morgan
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    Debuting the Internal Legal Report Archive: Historical Legal Reports from the Law Library of Congress For nearly a century, the Law Library of Congress has produced thousands of research reports on a wide range of legal topics, with particular emphasis on foreign, comparative, and international law. Prior to the Legal Report Archive project, this trove of historical research and analysis was not easily accessible to users. Many paper reports lay hidden on shelves, while digital reports were buried in...
    • Contributor: Teresa Mellifera, Michael
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    Constitution Annotated: Supreme Court Biographies The Supreme Court Justice Project is part of the ongoing effort of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) to modernize the "Constitution Annotated" site, the authoritative overview of how the Supreme Court has interpreted the U.S. Constitution throughout the nation's history. Currently, the online Constitution Annotated's Table of Supreme Court Justices identifies only the names, terms, appointing U.S. President and noteworthy opinions for each Justice....
    • Contributor: Sommers, Shannon - Kelly, Sonia - Rounsville, Sarah
    • Date: 2021-07-21
  • Film, Video
    Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Darshni Patel and Joshua Ortiz Baco's summer project provides the groundwork for answering these questions by drawing on the vast experience of Library staff, who have been developing these connections as part of their regular duties. At the same time, the fellows developed a preliminary survey based on first-hand accounts of the kinds of projects and practices developed by organizations currently engaging with Library...
    • Contributor: Ortiz Baco, Joshua - Patel, Darshni
    • Date: 2021-07-21
  • Film, Video
    Law Library: Legal Gazettes Joe Kolodrubetz joined the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library as a 2021 Junior Fellow to create metadata for the foreign legal gazettes digitization project. Legal gazettes are official sources of law printed by national and local governments throughout the world to announce decisions by courts, executive bodies, legislatures and other authorities. Metadata includes two types of information: first, information used by the...
    • Contributor: Kolodrubetz, Joe
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    Web Metrics Analysis of the Presidential Digital Collections The Manuscript Division holds the papers of twenty-three U.S. presidents. In 2020, the division completed their digitization, making all presidential papers accessible online. Rebekah Bain and Magdalene Jensen's 2021 Junior Fellows project included two parts: performing an analysis on the web metrics of the Jefferson and Grant presidential papers, and creating a LibGuide using content from the digitized presidential collections to help remote researchers...
    • Contributor: Jensen, Magdalene - Bain, Rebekah
    • Date: 2021-07-21
  • Film, Video
    New Ways to See Lighting and Fading Data Sophie Vogelsang's 2021 Junior Fellow project explored how data from fade-testing and lighting surveys can be effectively analyzed to provide new insights into the fading of objects under varied lighting conditions. Incorporation of data from LEDs and older light sources will facilitate future discussions around the use of different lighting systems in collections and exhibit spaces. Vogelsang developed data analysis methods that enable the...
    • Contributor: Vogelsang, Sophie
    • Date: 2021-07-21
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    Literary Programs Development Mary Murdock's 2021 Junior Fellows project focused on creating and organizing content for the 2021 National Book Festival (NBF)'s "Near You" component. The Book Festival's virtual format expanded the reach and accessibility of Library of Congress programs in 2020, and the "Festival Near You" is an extension of this effort. The new components of the official NBF website include a landing page with an...
    • Contributor: Murdock, Mary
    • Date: 2021-07-21
  • Film, Video
    The Rise of American Industrialists 2021 Junior Fellow Hannah Spring Pfeifer worked in the Science, Technology and Business Division to produce a blog series on notable American industrialists and their companies' legacies and a LibGuide on starting non-profit organizations. The topics Pfeifer covered included the Du Pont family, pyrotechnics, and electricity. A key focus was George Westinghouse, Jr. and his myriad businesses advertised in a film series called The...
    • Contributor: Spring Pfeifer, Hannah
    • Date: 2021-07-21