News from the Library of Congress

December 2002

  • December 19, 2002  (02-175)
    "Man-On-The-Street" Interviews from the Days Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor Featured in New Online Presentation Salesmen, janitors, cab drivers, housewives, students, soldiers and senators; young and old; men and women; long-time residents and recent immigrants to the United States-all are represented in a new online presentation of the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress titled "After the Day of Infamy: 'Man-on-the-Street' Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor."
    • Date: 2002-12-19
  • December 18, 2002  (02-174)
    Library Co-Publishes Book on Composer Stephen Sondheim "Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions," a new book on the work of composer Stephen Sondheim, has been published by the Library of Congress in association with Scarecrow Press.
    • Date: 2002-12-18
  • December 17, 2002  (02-176)
    Librarian of Congress Adds 25 Films to National Film Registry Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced his annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be added to the National Film Registry (see attached list). This group of titles brings the total number of films placed on the registry to 350.
    • Date: 2002-12-17
  • December 16, 2002  (02-169)
    Library of Congress Marks 40th Anniversary of Juilliard String Quartet Residency in 2002-2003 A special celebration of the Juilliard String Quartet's 40th anniversary as quartet-in-residence at the Library is a major focus of the next 12 months of programming by Concerts from the Library of Congress, beginning Dec. 18.
    • Date: 2002-12-16
  • December 6, 2002  (02-172)
    New Hampshire Approved as the 50th State Center Affiliate The Library of Congress has approved a proposal from the New Hampshire State Library for the establishment of a New Hampshire Center for the Book that will be affiliated with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2002-12-06
  • December 5, 2002  (02-173)
    2002 Bobbitt Prize Winner Alice Fulton Poetry Reading Postponed The poetry reading by Alice Fulton, winner of the 2002 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, scheduled at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5 at the Library of Congress has been postponed until further notice.
    • Date: 2002-12-05
  • December 3, 2002  (02-171)
    American Folklife Center Receives Rex Foundation Award for Preservation of Zuni Tales The American Folklife Center (AFC) of the Library of Congress has received a $10,000 Ralph J. Gleason Award from the Rex Foundation for its work in preserving the oral tradition and history of the Zuni tribe in the American Southwest through "Save Our Sounds," a joint project with the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to restore and preserve original sound recordings...
    • Date: 2002-12-03

November 2002

  • November 27, 2002  (02-170)
    Public Service Announcement: 30 Seconds Public service announcement - 30 seconds
    • Date: 2002-11-27
  • November 22, 2002  (02-168)
    Library of Congress to Preview New History Channel Documentary A preview of a new documentary film from the History Channel about the efforts to preserve America's recorded sound heritage will be shown as part of a program and reception at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 for invited guests in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2002-11-22
  • November 18, 2002  (02-167)
    International Children's Digital Library to Debut Nov. 20 in Great Hall The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) will make its debut during a ceremony in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C., on Nov. 20 at 5:30- 7:30 p.m. The press is invited to attend. The ICDL is a Web site project (www.icdlbooks.org) that will make freely available online more than 200 children's books from around the world.
    • Date: 2002-11-18
  • November 8, 2002  (02-165)
    Library of Congress's Veterans History Project Honors Veterans Nationwide The Veterans History Project, coordinated by the Library of Congress through its American Folklife Center, calls for Americans to play a personal role in preserving the nation's history by collecting first-person accounts of those who defended the United States during wartime.
    • Date: 2002-11-08
  • November 8, 2002  (02-166)
    National Registry of Service Launched for Vets On Veterans Day, November 11, 2002, the Library of Congress's Veterans History Project at the American Folklife Center launched its National Registry of Service. This online resource is a new component of the Project's recently redesigned Web site, www.loc.gov/vets.
    • Date: 2002-11-08
  • November 7, 2002  (02-164)
    FACT SHEETLibrary of Congress High Density Storage FacilityFt. Meade, Maryland Facility is being constructed on a 100-acre site at Ft. George G. Meade in Anne Arundel County, Md., given to the Architect of the Capitol by the U. S. Army.
    • Date: 2002-11-07
  • November 5, 2002  (02-161)
    New Mexico Center for the Book Wins $6100 Boorstin Community Service Award Center for the Book Director John Y. Cole announced today that the New Mexico Center for the Book, one of the national center's 49 state affiliates, has received the first Boorstin 'Community Togetherness Award.'
    • Date: 2002-11-05
  • November 5, 2002  (02-163)
    Civil War Symposium to be Held at Library of Congress Nov. 12-14 The Library of Congress will sponsor a symposium titled "The Civil War and American Memory" on November 12-14. Due to the overwhelming response to this free, public event, the symposium is filled. Press wishing to attend should contact Audrey Fischer in the Library's Public Affairs Office at (202) 707-0022 to arrange for reserved seating.
    • Date: 2002-11-05
  • November 4, 2002  (02-160)
    Library Receives Additions to Embassy of Israel Collection The Library of Congress has recently received additions to an important collection from the Embassy of Israel.
    • Date: 2002-11-04
  • November 1, 2002  (02-162)
    2002 Bobbitt Poetry Prize Awarded to Alice Fulton The 2002 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry will be awarded to Alice Fulton on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building. This year's prize, the seventh to be given, was awarded to Fulton for her book, "Felt," published in 2001 by W. W. Norton. A public reception honoring Fulton will follow her reading.
    • Date: 2002-11-01
  • November 1, 2002  (02-159)
    Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers to Perform at the Library of Congress The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will present the Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers from Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building, First and Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2002-11-01

October 2002

September 2002

  • September 27, 2002  (02-136)
    Old New England to Perform at the Library of Congress The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will present a traditional contra- dance with the music group Old New England, featuring 2002 National Heritage fellow Bob McQuillen and caller Mary DesRosiers on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at noon on the Neptune Plaza of the Jefferson Building, First and Independence Avenue S.E. in Washington, D.C. This will be a participatory event, and dancers are...
    • Date: 2002-09-27
  • September 26, 2002  (02-135)
    New Online Collections Debut from Library of Congress and Other Repositories The award-winning American Memory collections at www.loc.gov make freely available more than 7.5 million items from the Library of Congress and other institutions.
    • Date: 2002-09-26
  • September 25, 2002  (02-126)
    Civil War Symposium to be Held at Library of Congress Nov. 12-14 The Library of Congress will sponsor a symposium titled "The Civil War and American Memory" on Nov. 12-14. The conference will bring together historians, biographers and other Civil War scholars to consider important questions arising from this tumultuous period in American history.
    • Date: 2002-09-25
  • September 25, 2002  (02-134)
    Rep. Joe Baca to Encourage Hispanic Veterans' Histories Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) will speak at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at noon in the Mumford Room, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2002-09-25
  • September 25, 2002  (02-133)
    Tex-Mex Border Music Featured at Oct. 4 Library of Congress Outdoor Concert Singer and accordion virtuoso Santiago Jimenez Jr. brings his special brand of music to the Library's Neptune Plaza at noon on Friday, Oct. 4.
    • Date: 2002-09-25
  • September 25, 2002  (02-102)
    Conservation Clinic is One of the Features at Second National Book Festival Do you have questions about the best way to clean dust and mold from your old books? Do you worry about preserving your treasured family photographs? Do you wonder about how to store valuable family documents?
    • Date: 2002-09-25
  • September 24, 2002  (02-114)
    Library of Congress Authority Records Now Available Online Library of Congress authority records are now available online on the Library's Web site at http://authorities.loc.gov. Known as Library of Congress Authorities, the free online service allows users to search, display and download authority records in the MARC 21 format for use in local library systems.
    • Date: 2002-09-24
  • September 24, 2002  (02-116)
    Library of Congress Publishes Civil War Desk Reference "The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference" has been published by the Library in association with Simon & Schuster and Grand Central Press.
    • Date: 2002-09-24
  • September 23, 2002  (02-124)
    Robert V. Remini to Write History of the House of Representatives Historian Robert V. Remini will research and write a narrative history of the U.S. House of Representatives. The project was authorized by Congress in 1999 under the House Awareness and Preservation Act (P.L. 106-99).
    • Date: 2002-09-23
  • September 20, 2002  (02-128)
    Jonathan Scott Holloway to Discuss His Book "Confronting The Veil" at the Library of Congress on Oct. 18 Jonathan Scott Holloway will discuss his book, “Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941,” at a lecture to be held at noon on Friday, Oct. 18, in the West Dining Room on the sixth floor of the Library’s James Madison Building located at 101 Independence Ave. S.E. in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2002-09-20