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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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The Library of Congress’ Asian Division has digitized its Japanese Censorship Collection, a unique online archive comprising more than 1,000 marked-up copies of government-censored monographs and galley proofs from the 1920s and 1930s in Japan. The collection, originally from the Home Ministry’s library, reveals traces of the otherwise-hidden censorship process of the Japanese government through marginal notes, stamps, penciled lines and commentary inscribed by the censors’ own hands.Click here for more information.
The papers of American scientist, statesman and diplomat Benjamin Franklin have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. The Library announced the digitization today in remembrance of the anniversary of Franklin’s death on April 17, 1790.Click here for more information.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the Library of Congress has made available online—for the first time—musical manuscripts and scrapbooks from the legendary composer’s personal and professional archives housed in the nation’s library. Click here for more information.
library of congressNew on the WebApril 3, 2018SubscribeBaseball Scouting Reports of Branch Rickey Now OnlineInterior dome of the Main Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson BuildingBaseball scouting reports of one of the most famous baseball executives and scouts in history, Branch Rickey, who was also responsible for helping Jackie Robinson successfully break Major League Baseball's color line, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. The archive was digitized in time for Major League Baseball's new season and for the Library's new exhibition “Baseball Americana” opening June 29.Click here for more information.
Archival materials from one of the most successful political partnerships in history, the collaboration of suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the movement for women’s rights, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress.Click here for more information.
The papers of commissioner of patents, United States postmaster general, secretary of war, judge advocate general of the United States Army, and lawyer Joseph Holt (1807-1894) consists of 20,000 items in 118 containers and three oversize folders. The material spans the years 1797-1917, with the bulk concentrated in the period 1859-1889. The collection consists principally of correspondence supplemented by diaries, ledgers, account books, bills and receipts, briefs and other legal papers, newspaper clippings, speeches, photographs, and printed matter.Click here for more information.
More than 600 pages of James Madison's notes while serving as a delegate of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 are now online in high-resolution color scans. Click here for more information.
The William A. Gladstone Afro-American Military Collection (ca. 500 items) spans the years 1773 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from the Civil War period, 1861-1865. The collection consists of correspondence, pay vouchers, orders, muster rolls, enlistment and discharge papers, receipts, contracts, affidavits, tax records, miscellaneous military documents, and printed matter.
library of congressNew on the WebFebruary 23, 2018SubscribeRudyard Kipling & the Great WarInterior dome of the Main Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson BuildingDebra Wynn discussed Rudyard Kipling's life and work as influenced by the events of World War I, using items from the Library's Kipling collections.Click here to watch the video.
The papers of President James Buchanan, who presided in the four years leading up to the Civil War, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress, along with the papers of his niece, Harriet Lane Johnston, who served as first lady in the White House. Buchanan was the nation’s only president who never married.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP) today launched its new “Experiencing War” website feature, titled “Guadalcanal: 75 Years Later,” recognizing the anniversary of the end of the major World War II campaign known as the Battle of Guadalcanal.Click here for more information.
library of congressNews from the Library of CongressDecember 27, 2017Collage of Library-related imagesMake Your Gift Before the End of 2017The Library's resolution for 2018 is to offer moreopportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasuresand programs. Makeyour gift before we close the books on 2017! Your gift can: Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our firstLibrarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their livesIgnite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations ofstudents and scholars Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communitiesWith the help of supporters like you, we can spark theimagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library's doorswide to all.Join us TODAY by making your2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we'll spark a lifelongadventure of learning. Thank you!SusanK. SiegelDirectorof Development DONATE NOW
More than 60 years of U.S. laws are now published online and accessible for free for the first time after being acquired by the Library of Congress. The Library has made available the main editions and supplements of the United States Code from 1925 through the 1988 edition.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress is offering film lovers a special gift during the holiday season. Sixty-four motion pictures, named to the Library’s National Film Registry, are now available online on the Library's website. The collection, "Selections from the National Film Registry," is also available to the public on YouTube.Click here for more information.
library of congressNews from the Library of CongressNovember 21, 2017Patrons examining Library of Congress collectionsSpark a Lifelong Adventure of LearningThis year, for the first time, the Library of Congress isparticipating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November28, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Here's more information.The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway tounderstanding the world. There is so much to discover, not only the nation'smemory, but the world's—information from all corners of the earth, in more than470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access theLibrary's treasures from anywhere.Save the Date to Make Your Gift!Celebratedon the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognizedshopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off thecharitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. DONATE NOW
Abraham Lincoln’s papers from his time as a lawyer, congressman and the 16th president are now online in full color in a new presentation after a multi-year digitization effort at the Library of Congress.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project today launched its latest “Experiencing War” website feature, titled “Stories Above and Beyond: The Medal of Honor,” which offers access to nearly 150 digitized collections of Medal of Honor recipients.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress and Boston public broadcaster WGBH announced today that gavel-to-gavel television coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973, donated to the Library by WETA Washington, D.C., has been digitally preserved and made available online. Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress has put the papers of Ulysses S. Grant online for the first time in their original format. The Library holds a treasure trove of documents from the Civil War commander and 18th president of the United States, including personal correspondence, “headquarters records” created during the Civil War and the original handwritten manuscript of Grant’s memoir— regarded as one of the best in history—among other items. The collection totals approximately 50,000 items dating from 1819-1974, with the bulk falling in the period 1843-1885.Click here for more information..
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library of Congress’ Hispanic Division recently unveiled a redesigned website for the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) that enhances user experience with handheld devices, visually appealing graphics and responsive features.Click here for more information.
The Veterans History Project (VHP) today launched “A World Overturned,” the final chapter in a three-part, online website series titled “Experiencing War,” dedicated to U.S. veterans of the First World War. “A World Overturned” highlights eight digitized veterans’ stories about how World War I forever changed their lives, shared through original photographs, letters, diaries, memoirs and other materials.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress has put the papers of Alexander Hamilton online for the first time in their original format.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress today announced it has put online the first installment of a major oral history project documenting the diverse culture of contemporary workers around the United States. The Occupational Folklife Project, a multi-year initiative of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, launches today online with a collection of interviews from the Port of Houston.Click here for more information.
In 1926, America celebrated the 150th anniversary of its Declaration of Independence. To mark the occasion, citizens of Poland – more than 5.5 million of them – signed a unique birthday card, The Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship. Now, all 111 volumes containing more than 30,000 pages – many beautifully illustrated or accompanied by photographs – are digitized and accessible on the Library of Congress website.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress has announced two new born-digital collections are now available on loc.gov – the Webcomics Web Archive and the Web Cultures Web Archive.Click here for more information.