News from the Library of Congress

December 2019

November 2019

  • November 12, 2019  (19-110)
    New, Vivid History of Pre- and Post-Columbian Art Featured in 'Collecting for a New World' A new book explores the history of the early Americas — a story of before and after, defined and divided by the pivotal moment of contact, in 1492, between Europeans and the indigenous cultures of the New World — told through the collection of early American treasures in the Library of Congress.On the European side, this is a tale of exploration, high-stakes treasure seeking...
    • Date: 2019-11-12

September 2019

March 2019

  • March 8, 2019  (19-027)
    Library of Congress and Rutgers University Press Announce New Cooperative Publication Celebrating International Women’s Day and the upcoming centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women’s right to vote, Rutgers University Press announced today the publication of “Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote,” in association with the Library of Congress.The book is the official illustrated companion to the Library of Congress exhibition of the same name and will be published June 4...
    • Date: 2019-03-08

October 2018

  • October 22, 2018  (18-130)
    New Book Showcases Early Baseball Cards in Story of National Pastime A new book, “Game Faces: Early Baseball Cards from the Library of Congress,” offers baseball fans and historians a visual delight that showcases early baseball cards from the 19th and early 20th centuries alongside photos from the early days of the nation’s beloved pastime. Author Peter Devereaux takes readers behind the scenes of the Library of Congress’ Benjamin K. Edwards Collection to see the...
    • Date: 2018-10-22

August 2018

October 2017

  • October 24, 2017  (17-144)
    Library of Congress Kicks Off Writing Competition for Young Readers The Letters About Literature program kicks off its 25th annual competition, run by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, with a special webinar for educators interested in learning more about the program and how to use it in a classroom on October 25, 2017 at 4 p.m. The program invites readers in grades four through 12 to share letters they...
    • Date: 2017-10-24

December 2013

  • December 4, 2013  (13-209)
    Library Reports on America's Endangered Silent-Film Heritage The Library of Congress today unveiled “The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929,” the first comprehensive survey of American feature films that survived the silent era of motion pictures.
    • Date: 2013-12-04

August 2004

  • August 13, 2004  (04-147)
    New Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress to Be Published in November The Library of Congress, together with Bernan Press, will publish this November "The Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: For Congress, the Nation & the World," an authoritative one-volume reference work of newly written and researched essays, articles and statistical appendices.
    • Date: 2004-08-13

June 1998

  • June 22, 1998  (98-102)
    Exhibition of Oliphant Cartoons Extended to Aug. 15 The closing date for "Oliphant's Anthem: Pat Oliphant at the Library of Congress," an exhibition commemorating the Library's recent acquisition of 60 seminal works by one of America's foremost political cartoonists, has been extended to August 15. The exhibition, located in the South Gallery of the Great Hall in the Jefferson Building, was originally scheduled to close July 6. The exhibition is open from...
    • Date: 1998-06-22

January 1998

  • January 30, 1998  (98-018)
    Library of Congress Receives Private Sector Gift To Digitize Rare Materials of Abraham Lincoln A major new exhibition, "The African American Odyssey," will open Feb. 5 in all three of the Library of Congress buildings on Capitol Hill.The exhibition showcases the incomparable African American collections of the Library of Congress. Displaying more than 200 items, including books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films and recordings, it is the largest black history exhibition ever held at the...
    • Date: 1998-01-30