News from the Library of Congress

February 2020

March 2018

  • March 22, 2018  (18-034)
    Librarian of Congress Appoints Tracy K. Smith to Second Term as Poet Laureate Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has appointed Tracy K. Smith to serve a second term as the nation’s 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2018-2019. During her second year, Smith will expand her outreach efforts to rural communities and unveil a new anthology to be published in the fall. “I am thrilled that Tracy K. Smith has accepted my invitation to continue sharing...
    • Date: 2018-03-22

May 2017

  • May 30, 2017  (17-080)
    America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History Between August 1914 and November 1918, World War I eradicated empires, ignited the Russian Revolution, reconfigured the world map and marked a turning point for the United States. A new book available today by Margaret E. Wagner, “America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History,” published by Bloomsbury Press in association with the Library of Congress, commemorates the centennial of that...
    • Date: 2017-05-30

October 2015

September 2014

  • September 8, 2014  (14-159)
    1950s as Seen in Look Magazine Is Subject of Book Discussion The more than 4 million images in the Look Magazine Photograph Collection (1937-1971) comprise the largest single collection in the holdings of the Library of Congress’ Prints and Photographs Division. For many Americans, the pages of Look defined the 1950s.
    • Date: 2014-09-08

March 2014

  • March 10, 2014  (14-043)
    "Great Photographs from the Library of Congress" to be Subject of E-Book Event Now, more than 700 of them have been gathered for a new e-book, “Great Photographs from the Library of Congress” (Arte Publishing, in association with the Library of Congress, from the iBookstore, 2014). Editor Aimee Hess of the Library’s Publishing Office will discuss the book on Wednesday, April 2
    • Date: 2014-03-10

February 2014

  • February 24, 2014  (14-036)
    Alan Lomax's 1938 Survey of Michigan Is Subject of E-Book Discussion Author Todd Harvey of the American Folklife Center will discuss his new e-book, “‘Michigan I-O’: Alan Lomax and the 1938 Library of Congress Folksong Expedition” (Dust to Digital, from the iBookstore, 2014), on Wednesday, March 12, at noon.
    • Date: 2014-02-24

October 2013

  • October 18, 2013  (13-176)
    500 Years of Italian-American History Celebrated in New Publication The contributions of Italian Americans—from Christopher Columbus until today—are the subject of “Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian-American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress.”
    • Date: 2013-10-18

February 2013

June 2012

  • June 14, 2012  (12-120)
    Library of Congress to Mark Centennial of Hebraic Collection With Publication, Exhibition The Library is celebrating the centennial of its Hebraic Collection with the publication this month of “Perspectives on the Hebraic Book: The Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lectures at the Library of Congress” and an exhibition titled “Words Like Sapphires: 100 Years of Hebraica at the Library of Congr
    • Date: 2012-06-14
  • June 13, 2012  (12-121)
    Presidential Campaign Posters Subject of Book Discussion In “Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art” (Quirk Books, 2012), editors and curators of the Library of Congress have mined the institution’s extraordinary collections for 100 posters – from the campaigns of presidents ranging from Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama.
    • Date: 2012-06-13

April 2012

September 2010

May 2010

  • May 17, 2010  (10-108)
    Photo Book of American Music During Great Depression Subject of Discussion More than 200 of those photos are collected in Rich Remsberg’s “Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music from the Great Depression (University of Illinois Press in association with the Library of Congress, 2010). Remsberg will discuss and sign his work on Wednesday, June 2.
    • Date: 2010-05-17

September 2008

  • September 23, 2008  (08-167)
    Pulitzer Prize Winner To Discuss New Library of Congress Depression-Era Photography Books Timothy Egan, a Pulitzer Prize winner and writer for The New York Times, has written the introduction to “The Photographs of Ben Shahn,” one of three Library of Congress-published books in the “Fields of Vision” series. He will lead a discussion of the photos of the Farm Security Administration focusing on the three photographers in the series: Ben Shahn, Russell Lee and Marion Post...
    • Date: 2008-09-23

October 2007

  • October 29, 2007  (07-217)
    New Center for the Book Publication To Be Featured at Book History Symposium on Nov. 2 The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the University of Massachusetts Press has published “Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth L. Eisenstein.” A symposium featuring several of the contributors to the volume will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, from 2 – 5 p.m., in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave.,...
    • Date: 2007-10-29

April 2007

  • April 17, 2007  (07-081)
    New Library Publications Feature the Architecture and Engineering of Lighthouses and Bridges The Library of Congress and W.W. Norton & Company will celebrate the publication of “Lighthouses” and “Bridges” with a special program to be held 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, in Madison Hall, located on the first floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The program is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
    • Date: 2007-04-17

January 2007

March 2006

  • March 14, 2006  (06-063)
    New Civil War Book to Be Discussed on April 11 Writer and editor Margaret E. Wagner and historian Gary W. Gallagher will discuss the new book “The American Civil War: 365 Days” at the Library of Congress at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, in the Montpelier Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2006-03-14

October 2005

September 2005

  • September 27, 2005  (05-208)
    New Library of Congress Book Features Architectural Designs for Washington, D.C. “Capital Drawings: Architectural Designs for Washington, D.C., from the Library of Congress” will be published by The Johns Hopkins University Press in association with the Library on Oct. 6, and a celebration of its publication will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Madison Hall at the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2005-09-27

July 2005

  • July 12, 2005  (05-148)
    A Guide To Portrayals of American Military on Film To Be Discussed on July 25 Lawrence H. Suid and Dolores A. Haverstick will discuss their new book, “Stars and Stripes on Screen: A Comprehensive Guide to Portrayals of American Military on Film,” at noon on Monday, July 25, in Dining Room A on the sixth floor of the Library’s Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2005-07-12

March 2005

  • March 3, 2005  (06-051)
    Gerard Gawalt to Discuss His Book About Presidential Letters on March 30 Library of Congress manuscript historian Gerard Gawalt will discuss his new book, “My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives,” at the Library at noon on Thursday, March 30, in Dining Room A on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2005-03-03

October 2004

August 2002

  • August 7, 2002  (02-104)
    "A Photographic Retrospective of Childhood" to Open at the Library of Congress On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Library of Congress will open an exhibition of photographs of childhood titled, "When They Were Young: A Photographic Retrospective of Childhood." The exhibition will feature compelling images of children, spanning the history of photography from daguerreotype to documentary.
    • Date: 2002-08-07

January 2002

April 2000

  • April 6, 2000  (00-055)
    Library of Congress To Hold Discussion on "Architectural Alphabet" Book About Jefferson Building Blaine Marshall of the Library's Publishing Office and book designer Robert L. Wiser of Archetype Press Inc. will present a slide-illustrated talk about a new Bicentennial publication, The Library of Congress: An Architectural Alphabet (Pomegranate Communications, 2000) on Monday, April 17, 12 noon, in Dining Room A, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building. The event is free and open to the public.The talk is...
    • Date: 2000-04-06

March 2000

  • March 30, 2000  (00-050)
    Library of Congress Will Celebrate New American Poetry Anthology Poets John Hollander and Carolyn Kizer will be among the readers at a celebration of the publication of the Library of America's new two-volume anthology, American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, on Wednesday, April 26, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, at 6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.The event is a continuation of the Library's celebration...
    • Date: 2000-03-30

April 1998

  • April 20, 1998  (98-027)
    Major Freud Exhibition to Open October 15 PRESS PREVIEW Thursday, October 8 at 11 a.m. Thomas Jefferson Building 10 First Street, S.E."Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture," a major exhibition tracing the influence of Freud and psychoanalysis on 20th-century culture, will open at the Library of Congress on October 15 in the Northwest Curtain of the Jefferson Building and close January 16.Originally scheduled to open in the fall of 1996, the exhibition...
    • Date: 1998-04-20

February 1998

  • February 3, 1998  (98-006)
    Exhibition of Oliphant Cartoons to Open "Oliphant's Anthem: Pat Oliphant at the Library of Congress," an exhibition commemorating the Library's recent acquisition of 60 seminal works by one of America's foremost political cartoonists, will open on April 2 in the South Gallery of the Great Hall in the Jefferson Building. The exhibit closes July 6. The gallery, located adjacent to the new Visitors' Center in the Jefferson Building, is open...
    • Date: 1998-02-03

January 1998

  • January 26, 1998  (98-011)
    African American Odyssey Exhibition Press Preview Date Changed The date for the press preview for the "African American Odyssey" exhibition at the Library of Congress has been changed to Feb. 2 from Feb. 4.WHO: Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and exhibition curator Debra Newman Ham, professor of history at Morgan State UniversityWHAT: A preview of the major new Library of Congress exhibition, "African American Odyssey"WHEN: 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2WHERE: Second...
    • Date: 1998-01-26