The Rosa Parks Collection of 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs are available to researchers at the Library of Congress on Feb. 4 and a portion will be open to the public on March 2. Continue reading
Twenty-five films will be archived as the most culturally, historically or aesthetically significant works in cinema and join the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
As the San Francisco Giants prepare to play the Washington Nationals in Major League Baseball’s postseason Friday, the Library of Congress has made it possible to watch the Giants battle Washington 90 years ago — in the World Series. The … Continue reading
Researchers at the Library of Congress are working to piece together the founding father’s original collection of books. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
Jeff Buckley’s 1994 single, “Hallelujah,” is one of 25 new entries inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. Video by VEVO The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that it was inducting 25 new sound recordings into the National … Continue reading
With yet another winter storm pressing down on a large swath of the east coast this week, we thought it would be useful to share Kate DiCamillo’s favorite children’s books. Now these books are perfect any old day, but they’re especially perfect on a day when the weather outside isn’t cooperating, so enjoy. DiCamillo is an award-winning children’s book author and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Continue reading
The Library of Congress reappointed U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to a second term on Monday. Though she is not the first in her position to receive the honor of an extended post, the announcement does have special meaning for us at the PBS NewsHour.
The city of Timbuktu has suffered extensive damage at the hands of Islamic rebels, including destruction of ancient manuscripts and other artifacts. We get background from special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, who traveled there 10 years ago, and Jeffrey Brown talks to Mary Jane Deeb of the Library of Congress. Continue reading