News from the Library of Congress

June 1998

  • June 27, 1998  (98-098)
    American Children's Books on Display at Library A small exhibition of 20th century American children's books opens in the foyer of the Library's Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. on June 25; it will remain on view through January 2, 1999. Hours for the exhibition are 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday."From Sea to Shining Sea - An American Sampler: Children's Books from...
    • Date: 1998-06-27

May 1998

  • May 21, 1998  (98-083)
    Vermont, Oklahoma Win Boorstin Center for the Book Awards On May 4, Center for the Book Director John Y. Cole presented the 1998 Boorstin Center for the Book Awards to the Vermont and the Oklahoma Centers for the Book. Each of the annual awards includes a cash prize of $5,000.The National Award, won by the Vermont Center for the Book, recognizes the contribution that a state center has made to the Center for...
    • Date: 1998-05-21
  • May 21, 1998  (98-081)
    Library of Congress Announces Next Mellon Foreign Area Fellowship Awards The Library's Office of Scholarly Programs has announced the awarding of grants for the second Mellon Foreign Area Fellowship competition. The postdoctoral fellowships, made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, were designed to support research that uses the Library's unrivaled foreign-language and area-studies collections. The fellowships will help less well- established American scholars as they embark on a second major research topic following...
    • Date: 1998-05-21

March 1998

  • March 12, 1998  (98-042)
    Nevada Center for the Book Approved The Library of Congress has approved a proposal for a Nevada Center for the Book that will be affiliated with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It will be located at the Nevada State Library & Archives in Carson City. The coordinator will be Martha Gould, Vice Chair of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and former director...
    • Date: 1998-03-12