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  • June 7, 2017  (17-077)
    Educators Nationwide to Participate in Summer Teacher Institutes Several educators from across the nation have been selected to participate in five Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institutes to take place from June through August.Each year, the Library of Congress provides the opportunity for a group of K-12 educators to attend one of its five teacher institutes in Washington, D.C.During the five-day program, participants work with Library education specialists...
    • Date: 2017-06-07

January 2017

  • January 12, 2017  (17-002)
    New Scholars Working on American Film, History and Library Studies Arrive at Kluge Center Four distinguished scholars—David Bordwell, Timothy Breen, Jose Casanova and Wayne Wiegand—began residencies at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress on Jan. 9.  They will conduct research at the Library for four months.David Bordwell, the Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is a film theorist and historian. He has written more than 15 volumes...
    • Date: 2017-01-12

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  • June 24, 2014  (14-107)
    Library Awards Prizes on National History Day To encourage students to study discovery and exploration through the ages, the Library of Congress awarded prizes as part of National History Day on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park on June 17, 2014.
    • Date: 2014-06-24

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  • September 13, 2006  (06-168)
    Gerhard Casper Named to American Law and Governance Chair in John W. Kluge Center Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has named Gerhard Casper, president emeritus of Stanford University, to the Chair of American Law and Governance in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.Casper, who will assume the chair in October, served as president of Stanford from 1992 to 2000. He is currently the Peter and Helen Bing Professor in Undergraduate Education at Stanford....
    • Date: 2006-09-13

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April 1999

  • April 29, 1999  (99-061)
    Library Announces Third Mellon Foreign Area Fellowship Awards Eight scholars have won stipends in the third Mellon Foreign Area Fellowship competition, the Library's Office of Scholarly Programs announced.The postdoctoral fellowships, made possible over the last three years by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, were designed to support research that uses the Library's unrivaled foreign-language and area-studies collections. Stipends of $3,000 per month, for periods of five to nine months, were awarded to...
    • Date: 1999-04-29
  • April 20, 1999  (99-046)
    12 Winners Announced in Final Round of Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition Twelve winners in the third and final round of the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition have been announced. The program, in which Ameritech donated $2 million to the Library's National Digital Library (NDL) Program, has made awards to 33 institutions, including the 12 that will receive awards either alone or as part of a consortium this year.The competition has enabled U.S. libraries,...
    • Date: 1999-04-20

January 1998

  • January 9, 1998  (98-003)
    Ninety-nine Institutions Apply for Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Awards Ninety-nine institutions, either alone or in combination with others, have submitted 68 applications in the second round of the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition.Forty-five of the institutions formed 14 consortia in applying for awards to digitize their American history collections and make them freely available as part of the Library of Congress's American Memory on-line collections. Awards can be up to $75,000...
    • Date: 1998-01-09