May 28, 2022

New Issue of Library of Congress Magazine Takes a Look at Collecting Comedy

The Library of Congress Magazine (LCM) is published bi-monthly and latest issue of LCM (Vol. 4 No. 3: May-June 2015) focuses on collecting comedy.

Feature Articles Include:

  • Creating Cartoons: Art and Controversy
    “The Library’s vast archive of cartoon art chronicles more than two centuries of political controversy.”
  • Comedy in Comic Books
    “Popular comedians have joined the superhero crowd as stars of comic books over the years.”
  • Collecting Comedy
    “The unique flavor of American humor is captured in the Library’scollections of photos, films, sound recordings and publications.”

You’ll also see a scan of a page from the script of the “Seinfeld Chronicles” (the Seinfeld pilot) along with a scan from the Bob Hope Joke File. A brief interview with Jerry Lewis is also included.

Other articles in this issue discuss purchasing movies from the LC collection, accessing recorded music via the National Jukebox, and the art of theatrical design.

The complete issue of the Library of Congress Magazine (May/June 2015) runs 17 pages (PDF) and is free to download.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.