News from the Library of Congress

June 2017

May 2017

  • May 30, 2017  (17-079)
    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  Part II and Part III...
    • Date: 2017-05-30
  • May 25, 2017  (17-074)
    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,...
    • Date: 2017-05-25
  • May 16, 2017  (17-068)
    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 This is the largest release of digital records in the Library’s history.The records also will be easily accessible at, the open-government website hosted by the General Services Administration (GSA). Until now, these bibliographic records have only been available individually...
    • Date: 2017-05-16

March 2017

  • March 6, 2017  (17-026)
    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...
    • Date: 2017-03-06

February 2017

  • February 1, 2017  (17-005)
    Sigmund Freud Collection Now Online The Sigmund Freud Collection at the Library of Congress has been digitized and is now online at 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...
    • Date: 2017-02-01

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

  • September 12, 2016  (16-160)
    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.
    • Date: 2016-09-12

August 2016

July 2016

  • July 26, 2016  (16-116)
    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.
    • Date: 2016-07-26

June 2016

  • June 2, 2016  (16-097)
    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.
    • Date: 2016-06-02

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

  • January 14, 2016  (16-012)
    Papers of Virtuoso Violinist Roman Totenberg Now Online The Library of Congress announces the launch of a new online presentation of 130 items documenting the life and career of virtuoso violinist and revered teacher Roman Totenberg (1911-2012).
    • Date: 2016-01-14

December 2015

  • December 14, 2015  (15-217) Adds Congressional Record Index, Quick-Search Function The free legislative information website 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
    • Date: 2015-12-14

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

May 2015

April 2015

  • April 28, 2015  (15-073)
    Library Releases New Student Discovery Sets for Tablets New Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets for the iPad cover the Industrial Revolution, Jim Crow and Segregation, and Children’s Lives at the Turn of the 20th Century.
    • Date: 2015-04-28
  • April 14, 2015  (15-064)
    Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature to Launch Online April 15 In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Library of Congress on April 15 will place online a selection of recordings from its Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, a series of audio recordings of renowned poets and prose writers reading from their work.
    • Date: 2015-04-14
  • April 7, 2015  (15-059)
    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 today, providing the public with access to a collection of American public radio & TV content.
    • Date: 2015-04-07

March 2015

February 2015

  • February 5, 2015  (15-023) Offers Users New Alert System Beginning today, the free legislative information website offers users a new optional email-alerts system that makes tracking legislative action even easier.
    • Date: 2015-02-05

November 2014

  • 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

September 2014

August 2014

June 2014

  • June 19, 2014  (14-109) Adds New Features, 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.
    • Date: 2014-06-19
  • June 4, 2014  (14-095)
    Veterans History Project Recognizes 70 Years since D-Day Chronicling the stories of 18 veterans, the most recent installment of the Veterans History Project (VHP) Experiencing War web series commemorates the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
    • Date: 2014-06-04

May 2014

March 2014

February 2014

  • February 5, 2014  (14-018)
    Library of Congress Launches "Songs of America" Presentation “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.
    • Date: 2014-02-05

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