News from the Library of Congress

May 1998

  • May 21, 1998  (98-082)
    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
  • 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
  • May 21, 1998  (98-079)
    Robert Pinsky Reappointed Poet Laureate Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced that Robert Pinsky has accepted his invitation to serve a second year as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress."In his first term, Robert Pinsky has actively encouraged a national renaissance of spoken poetry," said Dr. Billington. "His vision of recording a broad cross section of Americans reading their favorite poems has met with...
    • Date: 1998-05-21

April 1998

  • April 8, 1998  (98-058)
    Judith P. Reid to Receive Top Genealogy Award Judith Prowse Reid, head of the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room at the Library of Congress, will receive the top award given to genealogy librarians by the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), which is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), in cooperation with the Genealogical Publishing Co.The award, consisting of a citation and check for $1,000,...
    • Date: 1998-04-08

March 1998

  • March 18, 1998  (98-040)
    "Top Treasures" Exhibition Case Wins Design Award The Library of Congress has won a design award for the "Top Treasures" display case in "American Treasures of the Library of Congress," a permanent, rotating exhibition that showcases the Library's most important American history materials.The award is from Inform, a quarterly magazine for professional architects, designers, historic preservationists and those involved in the decorative arts published by the Virginia Society of the American...
    • Date: 1998-03-18

February 1998

  • February 13, 1998  (98-007)
    Koussevitzky Commissions Announced The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation Inc. have awarded commissions for new musical works to 11 composers. The commissions are granted jointly by the foundations and the performing organizations that will present the newly composed works.Award winners and their co-sponsoring groups are: Peter Alexander and the Meridian Arts Ensemble; David Chaitkin and the Francesco Trio;...
    • Date: 1998-02-13

January 1998

  • January 9, 1998  (98-003)
    Ninety-nine Institutions Apply for Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Awards Ninety-nine institutions, either alone or in combination with others, have submitted 68 applications in the second round of the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition.Forty-five of the institutions formed 14 consortia in applying for awards to digitize their American history collections and make them freely available as part of the Library of Congress's American Memory on-line collections. Awards can be up to $75,000...
    • Date: 1998-01-09