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Library of Congress 9h
Up for a spooky challenge? Help transcribe the notebooks of British spiritualist Frederick Hockley. Tucked away in Harry Houdini’s library, they were once thought to be lost. Join the latest By the People campaign just in time for :
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LC Labs Oct 25
Become one of 4 funded researchers working with digital collections starting in May 2021. FAQs on 2 pg concept papers and link to full BAA here
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LOCMaps Oct 23
This beautiful 1849 wood block print map of Japan shows highways, waterways between ports, administrative divisions, and more! Take a closer look here:
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Carla Hayden 12h
It’s my honor to virtually welcome and swear-in Shira Perlmutter as the 14th U.S. Register of Copyrights. She has experience working with a wide range of stakeholders and finding common ground on complex issues. We look forward to her expertise & leadership.Congratulations Shira!
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Rep. Salud Carbajal 13h
TODAY: Join me & at 10AM PDT for a children's story hour & Q&A! Plus, learn about how can help with remote learning during . 📚I'll be reading Dragons Love Tacos, because who doesn't love tacos?🌮 RSVP here:
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Library of Congress 12h
The 363-mile Erie Canal opened in upstate New York, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River, on this day in 1825. More in our historical newspaper collections:
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Library of Congress 14h
Today's 2020 National Book Festival Highlight is Jon Meacham, speaking about Washington and Jefferson, civil rights, the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass and, of course, his friend and subject of his recent book, Rep. John Lewis. See more at
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Library of Congress 15h
The featured the Library's latest acquisition of items from the . The gift ensures the preservation of memorabilia documenting the fight for equality and women's right to vote.
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Library of Congress 16h
Today in History: singer Mahalia Jackson is born, 1911
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Library of Congress Oct 25
On this date in 1940, Benjamin O. Davis was named the first African American general in the U.S. Army. Read more historic African American news coverage through our historical newspaper archives:
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Library of Congress Oct 25
Today in History: Abigail Smith marries John Adams, 1764
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Library of Congress Oct 24
SHOP SATURDAY: The Library of Congress exclusive paperweights reflect some of our artifacts and exhibits. Explore the offering in the online shop:
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Library of Congress Oct 24
New for You: The Balthazar Korab Collection is ready for research & exploration. This collection boasts over 540,000 items & features 500 architects in over 700 cities. Enjoy a behind the scenes look at processing the collection on the Picture This blog,
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Library of Congress Oct 24
On this date in 1911, Orville Wright remained airborne for 9 minutes and 45 seconds during a glider test in Kill Devil Hills, NC. This particular world record stood unbroken for 10 years. Read more in our historical newspaper archives:
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Library of Congress Oct 24
Today in History: transcontinental telegraph completed, 1861; United Nations charter ratified, 1945
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Library of Congress Oct 23
TONIGHT! Concerts from the Library of Congress opens its 96th season with a virtual performance of Conrad Tao, piano, and Caleb Teicher, tap dance. Watch the premiere at 8 pm EST and a pre-recorded conversation with the artists at .
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Library of Congress Oct 23
NEW FOR YOU: Henry Mancini may be best known as the composer of The Pink Panther (1963) & Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). His papers contain 200,000+ documents, tracing his rise to fame. Learn more about the collection & how to access,
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Library of Congress Oct 23
Today on 2020 Highlights: Sandra Cisneros speaks about the importance of empathy, a writer’s need to have an open heart, and the many ways that difficult times have spurred her work and imagination. See more at
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Library of Congress Oct 23
On this date in 1941, the animated film Dumbo was first released. The National Film Preservation Board inducted the film to the in 2017. Read more coverage of the film in our historical newspaper archives:
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Library of Congress Oct 23
Today's post highlights photographers of the FSA/OWI collection. Dorothea Lange seen here, is the photographer of "Migrant Mother." Discover more photographers from this collection here:
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