News from the Library of Congress

December 2003

November 2003

October 2003

  • October 31, 2003  (03-194)
    The Library of Congress Is Coming to Cambridge The Library of Congress and U.S. Congressman Bob Ney, in partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, will sponsor several special events in Cambridge on Nov. 16-17 that will introduce southeast Ohio residents to the millions of educational and community resources available to them from the nation's library.
    • Date: 2003-10-31
  • October 30, 2003  (03-192)
    The Library of Congress Is Coming to Cleveland The Library of Congress and U.S. Congressman Bob Ney, in partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, will sponsor special events in Cleveland on Nov. 14 and 15 that will introduce Clevelanders to a selection of the fascinating resources available to them from the world's largest library.
    • Date: 2003-10-30
  • October 30, 2003  (03-187)
    New Book on George Washington and Slavery To Be Featured on Nov. 5 Historian Henry Wiencek will discuss his new book, "An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Library of Congress in the Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-10-30
  • October 24, 2003  (03-189)
    Library of Congress' American Folklife Center Preserves America's Wartime History in the Voices of Those Who Lived It On the occasion of this year's 50th anniversary of the first observance of Veterans Day, the Veterans History Project (VHP) of the Library of Congress announces a series of special initiatives to expand the reach of the project and to renew the call for all Americans to honor our veterans by joining with the VHP to preserve the nation's wartime stories.
    • Date: 2003-10-24
  • October 24, 2003  (03-185)
    Library of Congress Presents Veterans Day Special on Public Radio In honor of Veterans Day, the American Folklife Center's Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress will present a one-hour special titled "Coming Home." The program, drawn from the oral histories gathered by the Veterans History Project, will be aired in early November on many Public Radio International (PRI) affiliate stations.
    • Date: 2003-10-24
  • October 23, 2003  (03-190)
    Librarian of Congress To Make Decision on Anticircumvention Related to Copyrighted Works In accordance with section 1201(a)(1) of the copyright law, the Librarian of Congress will today issue a final rule, in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, that sets out the classes of works that will be subject to exemptions for the next three years from the statute's prohibition against circumvention of technology that effectively controls access to a copyrighted work.
    • Date: 2003-10-23
  • October 23, 2003  (03-186)
    Winner of First John W. Kluge Prize of $1 Million To Be Announced on Nov. 5 Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announces the winner of the first John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
    • Date: 2003-10-23
  • October 20, 2003  (03-183)
    Historians to Discuss Images of Early African American Life in Library of Congress Program Photographic images of African American life at the turn of the 20th century are the subject of a talk by historians David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-10-20
  • October 20, 2003  (03-155)
    Library of Congress Announces New Chief of Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division The Library of Congress recently appointed Gregory A. Lukow as the chief of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound (MBRS) Division.
    • Date: 2003-10-20
  • October 16, 2003  (03-179)
    Swann Foundation Announces 2004-2005 Fellowship in Caricature and Cartoon The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon is now accepting applications for its graduate fellowship. The Swann Foundation awards one fellowship annually (with a stipend of $15,000) to support continuing scholarly research and writing projects in the field of caricature and cartoon. Completed applications are due Feb. 13, 2004, and notification will occur in spring 2004. The fellowship will cover the...
    • Date: 2003-10-16
  • October 16, 2003  (03-178)
    Folk Icon Odetta to Perform on Nov. 13 The American Folklife Center will present the legendary singer Odetta in a special concert at the Library of Congress, at 8 p.m., Nov. 13, in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-10-16
  • October 16, 2003  (03-177)
    Armenian Ambassador Discusses His Book "British Diplomacy and the Armenian Question: 1830-1914" on October 30 Arman J. Kirakossian, ambassador of the Republic of Armenia in the United States, will discuss his book, “British Diplomacy and the Armenian Question: 1830-1914,” (Gomidas Institute, 2003), at noon on Thursday, Oct. 30, in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-10-16
  • October 16, 2003  (03-176)
    Michael Stone Gives Lecture on October 23 Michael E. Stone, Senior Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, will present a lecture titled “A Hidden Treasure: The Armenian Adam Epic by Arakel of Siwnik” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-10-16
  • October 16, 2003  (03-174)
    African American Life at Turn of 20th Century is Depicted in New Publication “A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. Du Bois and African American Portraits of Progress” has recently been published by the Library of Congress in association with Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
    • Date: 2003-10-16
  • October 16, 2003  (03-159)
    American Folklife Center Announces Fall Concerts Native American music will be featured in the last of this fall’s American Folklife Center concert series, “Homegrown: The Music of America,” while Eastern European, Indian and Colombian ensembles from the metropolitan Washington area will take center stage for the Library of Congress Capital Roots series.
    • Date: 2003-10-16
  • October 10, 2003  (03-166)
    Ethel Rocks at the Library of Congress Ethel, a remarkably eclectic string quartet whose performances transcend taste, genre and style, performs at 8 p.m., Oct. 16, in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-10-10
  • October 9, 2003  (03-175)
    Hispanic Division to Host Open House Program on October 11 The Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress will host an open house program from , in the Hispanic Reading Room, Room 240 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public.
    • Date: 2003-10-09
  • October 8, 2003  (03-173)
    Thomas Jefferson Building is Subject of New Library Publication “The Thomas Jefferson Building, The Library of Congress” has recently been published by the Library in association with Scala Publishers’ Art Spaces.
    • Date: 2003-10-08
  • October 2, 2003  (03-167)
    Library to Host Symposium on the Science and Culture of Islam The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, along with the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division, the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding of Georgetown University, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion jointly present a symposium titled “Islam, Science and Cultural Values.”
    • Date: 2003-10-02
  • October 1, 2003  (03-163)
    New Library of Congress Publication Explores the Book Trade on the American Frontier “Books on the Frontier: Print Culture in the American West, 1763-1875" has recently been published by the Library of Congress in association with University Press of New England.
    • Date: 2003-10-01
  • October 1, 2003  (03-162)
    Author Elizabeth Peters to Discuss New Book on November 4 Elizabeth Peters (the pen name of Egyptologist Barbara Mertz), creator of the popular Amelia Peabody mystery series, will deliver the annual Judith Austin Memorial Lecture at the Library of Congress at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the Library’s James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Avenue S.E.
    • Date: 2003-10-01

September 2003

  • September 30, 2003  (03-170)
    Top-Ranked Award-Winning Authors Featured at 2003 National Book Festival Seven current winners of major national book awards will participate in the 2003 National Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 4, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 7th and 14th streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine).
    • Date: 2003-09-30
  • September 30, 2003  (03-169)
    Michael Dirda to Discuss His New Memoir on Oct. 14 Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic Michael Dirda, senior editor of "The Washington Post Book World," will discuss his new memoir , "An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland " (W.W. Norton, 2003), at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Library of Congress in the Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.
    • Date: 2003-09-30
  • September 30, 2003  (03-168)
    American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to House the Storycorps Archive The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress today announced that it will house the recorded archives of StoryCorps, a groundbreaking oral history project that kicks off Oct. 23 in New York City.
    • Date: 2003-09-30
  • September 25, 2003  (03-165)
    Swann Fellow Sandra Cheng to Discuss Early Origins of Caricature Swann Foundation Fellow Sandra Cheng, a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Delaware, will give a public lecture titled “Perfect Deformities: The Carracci, Science and Early Modern Caricature” at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Dining Room A, on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.
    • Date: 2003-09-25
  • September 24, 2003  (03-164)
    Library of Congress Seeks Contemporary Latin American Art The Library of Congress is currently collaborating with the Embassy of Mexico and cultural attaches from 20 Iberian and Latin American countries to invite contemporary graphic artists to donate their work to its permanent collection of prints and photographs.
    • Date: 2003-09-24