News from the Library of Congress

December 2002

November 2002

  • 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  (02-163)
    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 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 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  (02-134)
    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  (02-126)
    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  (02-102)
    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  (02-116)
    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 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 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  (02-131)
    Public Nominations Sought for Inaugural (2002) National Recording Registry The Library of Congress is seeking nominations of sound recordings to the National Recording Registry.
    • Date: 2002-09-20
  • 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
  • September 16, 2002  (02-132)
    Library of Congress Publishes Annual Report for 2001 The “Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress for 2001” is now available to the public. The report was submitted to Congress earlier by Librarian James H. Billington and accepted by the legislative body. The report, for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2001, describes the Library’s activities in Washington, D.C., and in national and international outreach programs.
    • Date: 2002-09-16
  • September 16, 2002  (02-130)
    Fall Literary Programs at the Library of Congress The Library of Congress announces the following readings in the Fall 2002 Literary Series. All programs are free and open to the public.
    • Date: 2002-09-16
  • September 16, 2002  (02-129)
    New Text on American Book History to be Featured at Symposium at the Library of Congress on Monday, October 21 Editors and contributors to a major new text for courses in American book history and print culture will discuss their book, as well as American book history as a field of study, at a symposium at the Library of Congress from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday, Oct. 21, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.,...
    • Date: 2002-09-16
  • September 16, 2002  (02-127)
    Letters to President Franklin D. Roosevelt to be Featured in "Books & Beyond" Program on Tuesday, Oct. 15 Cultural historians Lawrence W. Levine and Cornelia R. Levine will present a talk about their book, “The People and the President: America’s Conversations with FDR” (Beacon Press, 2002), at the Library of Congress at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E.
    • Date: 2002-09-16
  • September 16, 2002  (02-125)
    New Library Publication Features Photographs of Childhood “When They Were Young: A Photographic Retrospective of Childhood From the Library of Congress” has been published by the Library of Congress in association with Kales Press.
    • Date: 2002-09-16