News from the Library of Congress

June 1998

  • June 22, 1998  (98-096)
    Never-Before Printed Images From The Great Depression to World War II Go On-Line For years researchers have yearned to examine the thousands of negatives that were never printed for the internationally renowned Farm Security Administration (FSA)-Office of War Information (OWI) photographic collection. On June 26, they will be able to view nearly 45,000 printed and unprinted FSA-OWI images from 35mm film. The images can be viewed at the Library's American Memory Web site at"Individuals, educators and...
    • Date: 1998-06-22

May 1998

  • May 29, 1998  (98-033)
    Major Religion Exhibition to Open at the Library of Congress On June 4, the Library of Congress will open a major exhibition, "Religion and the Founding of the American Republic," in the Northwest Gallery of the recently restored Thomas Jefferson Building. It will be on view through August 22.A symposium celebrating the opening of the exhibition will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building on June 18-19 that will explore many...
    • Date: 1998-05-29

March 1998

  • March 18, 1998  (98-038)
    "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation" Debuts On-line A look at the first Congresses of the United States, which began meeting in 1789, will soon be available from a new on-line collection from the Library of Congress.Beginning March 16, "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873" will provide unprecedented easy access to these historic records at Using a combination of images and searchable text,...
    • Date: 1998-03-18
  • March 3, 1998  (98-036)
    Miller Flute Collection Preview Now Available in National Digital Library Program The National Digital Library Program, in conjunction with the Music Division, has released a preview Web site dedicated to the Library's extensive Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection. The release of this site follows the Music Division's four-day FluteFest (Feb. 24-27), held in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium and featuring world famous flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal.The Miller Collection is the world's largest flute archives, comprising not only...
    • Date: 1998-03-03

February 1998

  • February 23, 1998  (98-029)
    Films of Spanish-American War Go On-Line On Feb. 15, 100 years ago, the U.S.S. Maine was sunk in Havana Harbor by an explosion that killed more than 250 men. The incident led to the Spanish-American War.A not widely known fact relating to the war is that it is the first U.S. war in which the motion picture camera played a role. In a new on-line collection from the American Memory...
    • Date: 1998-02-23
  • February 15, 1998  (98-028)
    First Release of George Washington Papers Goes On-Line The Library of Congress today has released on-line a major portion of its George Washington Papers, which are among the papers of 23 presidents held by the Library of Congress. They can be viewed as part of the American Memory Collections of the National Digital Library Program at complete George Washington Papers from the Manuscript Division consists of approximately 65,000 items (176,000 pages)....
    • Date: 1998-02-15

January 1998

  • January 13, 1998  (98-002)
    'Voices of the Dust Bowl' Electronic Collection Debuts "Voices of the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection" is now available from the American Memory Program of the Library of Congress at ethnographic field collection documents the everyday life of residents of Farm Security Administration (FSA) migrant work camps in central California in 1940 and 1941. It comprises audio recordings, photographs, manuscript materials, publications and ephemera...
    • Date: 1998-01-13