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Library of Congress: New on the Web Site

New features to the Library of Congress Web site, including new collections and content, as well as major modifications and upgrades.
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From our new exhibition, "#Opera Before Instagram," the Charles Jahant Collection contains nearly 2,000 photographs of opera singers from the 19th and 20th centuries.Click here for more information.
The William Henry Harrison Papers, one of 23 presidential collections in the Library of Congress, contains approximately 1,000 items dating from 1734 to 1939, with the bulk dated from 1812 to 1841. Harrison (1773-1841), an army officer, representative and senator from Ohio, served as the ninth president of the United States. Click here for more information.
In 1895, William Randolph Hearst purchased the paper to compete with Joseph Pulitzer's New York World. The New York Journal is an example of "Yellow Journalism," where the newspapers competed for readers through bold headlines, illustrations, and activist journalism. The paper infamously reported on and influenced events like the Spanish-American War. The Sunday editions contained additional supplements: American Women's Home Journal, American Magazine, and the American Humorist, which included the "Yellow Kid" comic strip. These supplements featured colorful layouts and covered sporting events, pseudoscience, and popular culture, such as the bicycle craze of 1896.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress has launched a new online presentation of 130 items documenting the life and career of virtuoso violinist and revered teacher Roman Totenberg (1911-2012).Click here for more information.
The free legislative information website Congress.gov beginning today added the Congressional Record Index to the site’s searchable data sets. It is the last of multiple upgrades to the site throughout 2015 as the Library of Congress moves toward discontinuing the legacy information site THOMAS.gov.Click here for more information.
The Veterans History Project marks its 15th anniversary this year with "VHP at 15: Collections Over the Years," the newest installment of VHP’s online "Experiencing War" series.Click here for more information.
You are subscribed to New on the Web from Library of Congress. This information has recently been updated."Chamber Music" Exhibition08/13/2015 07:21 PM EDTIn 1925 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge established the Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congress, an unprecedented gift that ensured her support for contemporary music would continue for many generations.
The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has acquired New Hampshire Public Radio’s digital collection of interviews and speeches by presidential candidates from 1995-2007. The entire collection—nearly 100 hours of content—has been digitized and is now online.Click here for more information.
The Rosa Parks Collection at the Library of Congress, which contains approximately 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs, has been digitized and is now online.Click here for more information.
You are subscribed to New on the Web from Library of Congress. This information has recently been updated."First Among Many" Exhibition06/04/2015 09:09 AM EDTOnline version of a new Library of Congress exhibition of the Bay Psalm Book and early examples of American printing.
The Zachary Taylor Papers, one of 23 presidential collections in the Library of Congress, contains approximately 650 items dating from 1814 to 1931, with the bulk from 1840 to 1861. The collection is made up primarily of general correspondence and family papers of Taylor (1784-1850), with some autobiographical material, business and military records, printed documents, engraved printed portraits and other miscellany relating chiefly to his presidency (1849-1850); his service as a U.S. Army officer, especially in the 2nd Seminole Indian War; management of his plantations; and settlement of his estate.Click here for more information.
The diaries, notebooks, and address books of John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948), U.S. army officer and commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, are part of a larger collection of Pershing papers available for research use onsite in the Library of Congress.Click here for more information.
The Gazette of the United States, National Gazette and National Intelligencer are among the newspapers just added to Chronicling America, a free online database from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress.Click here for more information.
The diaries of U.S. army officer George S. Patton (1885-1945) are part of a larger collection of Patton papers available for research use onsite at the Library of Congress. The entire collection spans the years 1807-1979, with the bulk of the papers concentrated from 1904 to 1945.Click here for more information.
Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed and published in America by an American. This preview of Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood comprises maps of the northeastern United States. By year’s end, maps of all 50 states will be included in the online exhibition.Click here for more information.
The Library's popular Today in History website has received its first major redesign in nearly a dozen years. In addition to a streamlined look that allows easier navigation among Today in History’s hundreds of essays, the collection also offers an email alert service where you can subscribe and receive daily notices about the day’s featured items.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress has recently placed online the diaries, notebooks and address books of John J. Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, and the diaries of George S. Patton, a tank commander in World War I and a U.S. Army general in World War II.Click here for more information.
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.Click here for more information.
The Montana Folklife Survey was conducted in the summer of 1979 by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Montana Arts Council. The survey was a field research project to document traditional folklife in Montana. The collection consists of approximately 145 sound recordings, 10,500 photographs; and 3 ½ linear feet of manuscripts that document interviews with Montanans in various occupations including ranching, sheep herding, blacksmithing, stone cutting, saddle making, and mining; various folk and traditional music occasions; storytelling, and other documentation of rodeos, trade crafts, vernacular architecture, quilting, and other reminiscences and stories about life in Montana in 1979. This online presentation includes the majority of the sound recordings and photographs. Selected manuscripts include those materials created by the fieldworkers, the audio and photo logs, field notes, and final reports. The remainder of the collection is available in the Folklife Reading Room at the Library of Congress.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress and the Galileo Museum in Florence, Italy, have unveiled a website that celebrates the life and times of 16th-century cartographer Martin Waldseemüller, who created the 1507 World Map, the first document to use the name "America," represent the Pacific Ocean and depict a separate and full Western Hemisphere.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress unveiled today a new curated web presentation—"Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, 1954-1989"—that features speeches by 25 of the world’s most important newsmakers, including presidents, international leaders and other political and cultural icons of the period.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress will launch a new home page at loc.gov on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.Click here for more information.
November is Native American Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. The site has been redesigned and upgraded, featuring new content for 2016, a new adaptive visual design, new/improved video player, etc.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress has launched a new, dynamic and mobile-friendly home page, as well as many other sub-pages and collection display pages, in an effort to improve the look, access and ease of search of our online collections and content.Click here for more information.
The Veterans History Project (VHP) has launched "Art of War," the latest installment in its online "Experiencing War" website series.Click here for more information.