Ahead of July 4, a Unique Birthday Card to America Goes Online
In 1926, America celebrated the 150th anniversary of its Declaration of Independence. To mark the occasion, citizens of Poland – more than 5.5 million of them – signed a unique birthday card, The Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship. Now, all 111 volumes containing more than 30,000 pages – many beautifully illustrated or accompanied by photographs – are digitized and accessible on the Library...
June 13, 2017
Webcomics and Web Cultures Archives Now on loc.gov
The Library of Congress today announced two new born-digital collections are now available on loc.gov – the Webcomics Web Archive and the Web Cultures Web Archive.The Webcomics Web Archive (loc.gov/collections/webcomics-web-archive/about-this-collection/) focuses on comics created specifically for the web and supplements the Library’s extensive holdings in comic books, graphic novels and original comic art.“Webcomics are an increasingly popular format utilized by contemporary creators in the...
May 30, 2017
Veterans History Project Launches World War I Website Companion Exhibit
The Veterans History Project (VHP) has launched a web exhibit that complements the Library of Congress’s major exhibition “Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.” The three-part web companion, “Experiencing War,” will help tell the larger story of the war from the perspective of those who served in it. Part I is now available at loc.gov/vets/. Part II and Part III...
May 25, 2017
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Now Online
The Library of Congress has placed online nearly 25,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, which depict the structure and use of buildings in U.S. cities and towns. Maps will be added monthly until 2020, for a total of approximately 500,000.The online collection now features maps published prior to 1900. The states available include Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota,...
May 16, 2017
Library Offers Largest Release of Digital Catalog Records in History
The Library of Congress announced today that it is making 25 million records in its online catalog available for free bulk download at loc.gov/cds/products/marcDist.php. This is the largest release of digital records in the Library’s history.The records also will be easily accessible at data.gov, the open-government website hosted by the General Services Administration (GSA). Until now, these bibliographic records have only been available individually...
March 6, 2017
New Web Feature Highlights Veterans Living with PTSD
The Veterans History Project (VHP) today launched “PTSD: A Lasting Impact of War,” the latest installment in its online “Experiencing War” website series.The site examines 12 digitized collections found in the VHP archive, all of which include veterans describing their military service, its impact on their mental health and the challenges they have faced in finding the care they need while living with post-traumatic...
February 1, 2017
Sigmund Freud Collection Now Online
The Sigmund Freud Collection at the Library of Congress has been digitized and is now online at loc.gov/collections/sigmund-freud-papers/about-this-collection/.The online collection, with more than 20,000 items, contains the personal papers of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis whose ideas of the unconscious and theories on sex, repression, transference and religion profoundly influenced 20th-century Western thought. His theories still generate controversy.The digitization of...
Diaries of John J. Pershing and George S. Patton Now Online
The Library of Congress has recently placed online the diaries, notebooks and address books of John J. Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, and the diaries of George S. Patton, a tank commander in World War I and a U.S. Army general in World War II.
Veterans History Project Recognizes LGBT Veterans in New Web Feature
The Veterans History Project (VHP) has launched the next installment of its ongoing “Experiencing War” website feature. The new installment recognizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) veterans who served in conflicts from WWII to the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
June 2, 2016
Library Releases New Student Discovery Sets for Tablets
The Library of Congress has introduced new Student Disovery sets for tablets including the first periodic table of chemical elements, Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten record of temperatures at Monticello and eye-popping posters documenting public programs during the Great Depression.
Congress.gov Adds Congressional Record Index, Quick-Search Function
The free legislative information website Congress.gov beginning today added the Congressional Record Index to the site’s searchable data sets. It is the last of multiple upgrades to the site throughout 2015 as the Library of Congress moves toward discontinuing the legacy information site THOMAS.gov.
Lomax Family Manuscripts Now Online
The American Folklife Center today launched the online publication of the Lomax Family manuscripts, with access to 25,000 pages created primarily by folklorist Alan Lomax during the 1940s and 1950s.
Online Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape Launches
the Library of Congress today launched an online selection of recordings from its Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape, a series of audio recordings of renowned poets and prose writers reading from their work in their native languages.
American Archive of Public Broadcasting Launches New Website
The American Archive of Public Broadcasting, a collaboration between the Library of Congress, WGBH Boston and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, launched a new website at americanarchive.org today, providing the public with access to a collection of American public radio & TV content.
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.
September 26, 2014
Congress.gov Officially Out of Beta
The free legislative information website, Congress.gov, is officially out of beta form, and beginning today includes several new features and enhancements.
Congress.gov Adds New Features
Congress.gov, the official source for federal legislative information online, this week added new features including an option to save searches and search Congressional Record proceedings by speaker.
Library of Congress Launches "Songs of America" Presentation
“Songs of America” (www.loc.gov/collection/songs-of-america/) brings forward 80,000 digitized, curated items including maps, recordings, videos, sheet music, essays, biographies, curator talks and more to explore America’s history through the prism of song.