Library of Congress Completes Purchase of Waldseemüller Map
The Library of Congress has completed the $10 million purchase of the only known copy of the 1507 world map by Martin Waldseemüller from Prince Johannes Waldburg-Wolfegg, thanks to the generosity of the Congress of the United States, Discovery Channel, Gerald Lenfest, David Koch and a number of other donors. The map has been in the custody of the Library of Congress since late...
April 21, 2003
Collection of Handwritten Ayn Rand Essays Donated to Library of Congress
Collection of Handwritten Ayn Rand Essays Donated to Library of Congress A collection of 72 handwritten essays by novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand (1905-1982), a major portion of her entire nonfiction output, was recently donated to the Library by collector Stuart Rose. The papers came from the collection of Robert Hessen, who was Rand's personal secretary for many years. The collection comprises 1281 pages and includes...
March 17, 2003
American Folklife Center at Library of Congress Receives Donation of "American Roots Music"
Ginger Group Productions, producer of "American Roots Music," a four-part television series that aired on PBS last fall, is giving nine segments of the series to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The segments have been specially edited with the support of a grant from AT&T so that they can be viewed and used by scholars and researchers as stand-alone pieces,...