April 14, 2018

Library of Congress Releases New Online Collection of Rare Garden Images


From the Announcement: The Library of Congress today is releasing online the digital images of a rare collection of more than 1,000 hand-colored, glass-plate lantern slides of American gardens taken a century ago by one of the first professional female photographers to achieve international prominence, Frances Benjamin Johnston. A selection of 250 color images can […]

The Library of Congress Enhances Site Search Tools Including Launch of New “Object” Pages

From an LC Blog Post by Erin Allen: The Library’s main web search function has been improved. A new feature allows users to narrow their search results by language and location. In addition, the homepage and search-results pages have updated search boxes that allow users to refine their search by format, such as books, photos […]

New Research Guide: The National Recovery Administration (NRA): An Inventory of Publications in the Collections of the Library of Congress

Direct to The National Recovery Administration (NRA): An Inventory of Publications in the Collections of the Library of Congress This guide represents an inventory of several of the major series issued by the United States National Recovery Administration between 1933 and 1935, which are available in the general collections of the Library of Congress. The […]

“Former Library of Congress Staffer Says He Faced Constant Harassment After Supervisors Learned He Is Gay”

From a dcist Report by Benjamin R. Freed: By most accounts, Peter TerVeer was a model employee at the Library of Congress. An auditing analyst in the inspector general’s office, TerVeer received high marks on performance reviews, and in spring 2009, after working there about a year, appeared to be on track for a rewarding […]

Theater/Film History: Library of Congress Acquires Lee Strasberg Collection

From LC: The Library of Congress has acquired the initial portion of the personal papers of the American director, producer, actor and acting teacher Lee Strasberg (1901-1982), internationally known for his development of method acting in the Stanislavsky tradition, which deeply influenced performance in American theater and film. The collection has come to the Library […]

Library of Congress Appoints Joseph Puccio as Collections Development Officer

From an LC Announcement: Joseph A. Puccio, head of the Acquisitions Fiscal and Support Office at the Library of Congress, has been named collections development officer in Library Services. In the newly established position, Puccio will plan, develop, coordinate and execute Library-wide policies and programs related to the development and selection of library materials, which […]

Updated: Library of Congress: Selected Internet Resources — Cherry Blossoms

Updated and released today by Science Reference Services at the Library of Congress. Resources are Organized Into Three Categories: Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C. More Cherry Blossoms Resources from Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Macon, and Califiornia Flowering Cherry Information Direct to Selected Internet Resources — Cherry Blossoms  (via Library of Congress)

Mark Sweeney Named New Director of Preservation at the Library of Congress

From LC: Mark Sweeney, chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the Library of Congress, has been named director of Preservation, succeeding Dianne van der Reyden, who will retire at the end of March. Sweeney begins work in his new position on April 2, 2012. Roberta I. Shaffer, associate librarian for Library Services, […]

Guide: "Collections Ripe for Research: A Sample from the Prints & Photographs Division"

Direct to Guide From the Introduction: Primary sources sometimes trigger the curiosity that grows into a research project. The following collections and thematic groups of pictures, selected because they merit scholarly attention but have so far received relatively little, may offer such inspiration. Prints and Photographs Division staff members are happy to assist researchers to […]

U.S. Congress: THOMAS Adds Direct Links to House Committee Hearings

From the In Custodia Legis Blog: In the same Current Activity box in the top right of the THOMAS homepage where we added (app) after Congressional Record Latest Daily Digest, there is now a link for House Committee Video.  There is a list of committees to select from.  On a committee page, either the live stream will […]