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...
May 30, 2017
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...
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.
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.
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...
October 29, 2007
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.,...
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.
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.
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...
March 30, 2000
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...
April 20, 1998
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...
February 3, 1998
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...
January 26, 1998
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...