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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: Hall Frost (2nd R) of Clarksville, Arkansas, looks at the John Hay copy of the Gettysburg Address which is on display for six weeks in the 'Civil War in America' exhibition at the Library of Congress March 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. The John Hay copy is one of the five known manuscript drafts of the address which Abraham Lincoln delivered at the dedication of a national cemetery at the Gettysburg battlefield on November 19, 1863.
I was so pleased when the venerable Library of Congress began honoring writers of popular with the Gershwin Prize
When I received news of this award, my first thoughts were of my mother and father, who came to this country the hard way, as young people confronting a new language and culture ... In a significant sense, the Library of Congress prize is the culmination of their efforts and a tribute to their memory.More quotes »
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HERBLOCK AT HALF-CENTURY: Library of Congress show illuminates cartoonist’s brilliance in 1963
Have Resulted in a Fatal Gap.” . Herblock (Feb. 26, 1963) (The Library of Congress - Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress ) CAPTION: “Who Said Anything About Driving Out Castro? We’re Talking About Kennedy.” 27 m ago from The Washington Post Read more »
Notes? Check. Words? Check. Pipes? Check!
domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. Nevertheless, the Library of Congress may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, 9:04 PM from Library of Congress Blog Read more »
Library of Congress awards Carole King for pop music
Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., showed off her knowledge of Carole King's discography at the Library of Congress award luncheon for the singer-songwriter Tuesday, dropping references to everything from "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" to King's most 4:30 PM from Washington Examiner Read more »
StoryCorps puts Chicago behind the microphone
interview, participants take home one of two CDs of the recording; the other goes to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. "It would be great if StoryCorps is seen as a true asset to the city," says Shirley Alfaro, the Chicago site supervisor. 5:22 AM from Chicago Reader Read more »
A Cabinet of Gold
signal transition toward modernism in American art forms. This article is featured in the May-June 2013 issue of the Library of Congress Magazine, LCM, now available for download here. You can also view the archives of the Library’s former publication from from Library of Congress Blog Read more »