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...
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...
October 22, 2018
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...
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...
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...
January 30, 1998
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...