Library of Congress
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.
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.
Astronomers and scientists are joining Seth MacFarlane at the Library of Congress for the opening of a new collection of Carl Sagan’s papers.
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.
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.
Billionaire investor David Rubenstein is giving the Library of Congress $1.5 million to fund three new literacy awards.
The oral history group StoryCorps has begun recording stories of U.S. troops returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan for a yearlong initiative to be broadcast on NPR.
First-person accounts from the Civil War are being brought to life in a new blog that will feature the voices of Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and others.
The Library of Congress is celebrating key decisions made 150 years ago that spread access to higher education and knowledge from the wealthy to the masses.
From rare audio interviews of former slaves to recordings by Donna Summer and the Grateful Dead, 25 sounds that shaped the American cultural landscape are being inducted into the National Recording Registry.
Frank Kameny was out and proud before people knew what being “gay” meant. Kameny died Tuesday at 86, leaving a 50-year legacy as an advocate who chipped away at countless other barriers for gay people in America.
A traveling exhibit of the Library of Congress is pulling into Urbana as it nears the end of a yearlong tour of more than 30 states.