News from the Library of Congress

August 2003

  • August 14, 2003  (03-128)
    Library Of Congress Acquires Papers Of American Composer Robert Hall Lewis The Library of Congress announces the acquisition of the archives of Robert Hall Lewis (1926-1996)—American composer, conductor, and educator—whose chamber and orchestral works have been performed widely in America and Europe.
    • Date: 2003-08-14
  • August 6, 2003  (03-138)
    Library of Congress Acquires Art Wood Collection of Cartoon, Comic Strip and Animation Art Presentation on the Library’s acquisition of more than 30,000 original political cartoons, comic strips, animation cels and illustrator’s drawings from the collection of award-winning political cartoonist J. Arthur Wood Jr. Works from the collection will be on display and digital images will be available to the press. Continental breakfast will be served.
    • Date: 2003-08-06

July 2003

June 2003

  • June 18, 2003  (03-110)
    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...
    • Date: 2003-06-18

April 2003

  • April 21, 2003  (03-070)
    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...
    • Date: 2003-04-21

March 2003

  • March 17, 2003  (03-012)
    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,...
    • Date: 2003-03-17
  • March 11, 2003  (03-006)
    Herblock Archives Donated to the Library of Congress The Herb Block Foundation today announced the gift of the archives of editorial cartoons of Herbert L. Block (right) to the Library of Congress where they will be available to both scholars and the general public.
    • Date: 2003-03-11