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Library Of Congress Names Charles Wright 20th U.S. Poet Laureate

The Library of Congress has chosen Southern writer Charles Wright to serve as the nation’s next poet laureate beginning this fall.

06/13/2014

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Rubenstein To Lead Council For Library Of Congress

Businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein will become the next chairman of an advisory group that helps to guide the Library of Congress in Washington.

05/06/2014

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U2, Linda Ronstadt Among 25 Albums To Be Preserved

U2’s classic album “The Joshua Tree,” Linda Ronstadt’s “Heart Like a Wheel” and an early, influential Christian rock album will play on forever, or at least as long as the Library of Congress is around.

04/02/2014

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Library Of Congress Launches ‘Songs Of America’ Online

The Library of Congress is opening a new digital collection of the “Songs of America” to help teach the nation’s history through music.

02/07/2014

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Records Of Max Roach Go To Library Of Congress

Music and records from one of the creators of modern jazz drumming, Max Roach, will be preserved at the Library of Congress.

01/27/2014

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Kate DiCamillo Named Youth Literature Ambassador

Kate DiCamillo, the best-selling author of “Because of Winn-Dixie” and “The Tale of Despereaux,” is taking on a new role to promote youth literature and reading nationwide.

01/03/2014

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Library Of Congress Displays 1st U.S. Map In Exhibit

The first map of the United States to be compiled, printed and published in America when the nation was newly independent is going on display at the Library of Congress.

11/22/2013

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Library To Preserve Archive Of Public Broadcasting

Early interviews with John F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey and Ronald Reagan are part of a collection of public broadcast recordings dating to the 1950s that will be preserved at the Library of Congress.

11/14/2013

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Library Of Congress Acquires Carl Sagan’s Papers

Astronomers and scientists are joining Seth MacFarlane at the Library of Congress for the opening of a new collection of Carl Sagan’s papers.

11/12/2013

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Simon & Garfunkel Album Among 25 To Be Preserved

Simon & Garfunkel ‘s song “The Sound of Silence,” written amid the turmoil following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and Chubby Checker’s 1960s dance hit “The Twist” are among 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.

03/21/2013

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Library Of Congress Has Plan For Saving Recordings

The Library of Congress is embarking on an extensive plan that will serve as a blueprint for preserving the nation’s history in recorded sound.

02/13/2013

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U.S. Library To Fund Literacy Awards With $1.5M Gift

Billionaire investor David Rubenstein is giving the Library of Congress $1.5 million to fund three new literacy awards.

12/06/2012

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