News from the Library of Congress

December 2014

November 2014

  • November 25, 2014  (14-207)
    Library of Congress Commemorates Centennial of Composer Irving Fine December 2-6, the Library of Congress, home to the Irving Fine Collection, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of this important American composer, whom Aaron Copland described as “the greatest of us all.”
    • Date: 2014-11-25
  • November 24, 2014  (14-205)
    Packard Campus Theater Features Holiday Classics, Douglas Fairbanks The work of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and a series of holiday classics will be featured in the December film series at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia.
    • Date: 2014-11-24
  • November 19, 2014  (14-206)
    Billy Joel Honored in Star-Studded Gershwin Prize Tribute Concert The Library of Congress is celebrating Billy Joel’s 50-year career and his selection as the 2014 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in the nation’s capital with a series of events, culminating in a star-studded concert tonight.
    • Date: 2014-11-19
  • November 14, 2014  (14-204)
    Library of Congress to Host Emily Dickinson Day Dec. 8 The Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, in conjunction with the Folger Shakespeare Library, will celebrate Emily Dickinson’s 184th birthday by hosting a marathon reading of the poet’s work.
    • Date: 2014-11-14
  • November 13, 2014  (14-200)
    New Chief for Humanities and Social Sciences Division Announced Jane Sánchez, who has more than 35 years of library and information program management experience—most recently as director of Library Services and Content Management at the Government Printing Office—has been appointed chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2014-11-13
  • November 10, 2014  (14-198)
    "Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter" Symposium, Dec. 9 Scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers will discuss how Magna Carta’s political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at a Library of Congress symposium on Dec. 9.
    • Date: 2014-11-10
  • November 7, 2014  (14-196)
    World War I Remembered: 100 Years Later Fear of chemical weapons, devastation wrought by new military technology and cultural consequences of a volunteer army: themes ripped from today’s headlines leap from the memories of World War I veterans brought richly to life in the new installment of the Veterans History Project's web site.
    • Date: 2014-11-07
  • November 6, 2014  (14-197)
    "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor" Exhibition Opened Today at Library The Library of Congress today opened the 10-week exhibition “Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor,” which features the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, the great charter of rights and liberties, one of only four surviving copies of the original issue in 1215.
    • Date: 2014-11-06
  • November 4, 2014  (14-190)
    Magna Carta Is Subject of New Book, Exhibition To mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the great English charter of rights and liberties that received King John’s seal in 1215, the Library of Congress in association with Thomson Reuters will publish “Magna Carta: Muse & Mentor,” the companion book to the Library’s exhibition.
    • Date: 2014-11-04

October 2014

September 2014