Library of Congress: Announcing the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive

Library of Congress: Announcing the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive . “I am excited to share the Music Division’s latest web archive collection, the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive! This collection contains websites and select social media to document professional networks in the performing arts over time. The collection items are those of professional, labor, and advocacy organizations at regional, national, and international levels. Its initial batch of 85 archived websites is ready for you to explore in our digital collections. By the summer, expect at least 100!”

KFOR: Library of Congress agrees to change subject heading from ‘Tulsa Race Riot’ to ‘Tulsa Race Massacre’

KFOR: Library of Congress agrees to change subject heading from ‘Tulsa Race Riot’ to ‘Tulsa Race Massacre’. “A task force at the University of Oklahoma has spearheaded an effort to change how the Library of Congress catalogs the Tulsa Race Massacre. Officials say Library of Congress Subject Headings are extremely important and are often used to find important resources on topics when searching online library catalogs. Following a proposal by a task force at the University of Oklahoma Libraries, the Library of Congress agreed that the term ‘Tulsa Race Riot’ was not completely accurate.”

Library of Congress: National Recording Registry Adds ‘Rhythm Nation’ Among 25 New Selections

Library of Congress: National Recording Registry Adds ‘Rhythm Nation’ Among 25 New Selections. “Janet Jackson’s clarion call for action and healing in ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ now joins other groundbreaking sounds of history and culture among the latest titles inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, including Louis Armstrong’s ‘When the Saints Go Marching In,’ Labelle’s ‘Lady Marmalade,’ Nas’ ‘Illmatic,’ Kool & the Gang’s ‘Celebration,’ and Kermit the Frog’s ‘The Rainbow Connection.’”

Library of Congress: New! Read Around the States

Library of Congress: New! Read Around the States. “Today we are launching a project called Read Around the States. It features videos with U.S. members of Congress who have chosen a special book for young people that is connected to their states – either through the book’s setting or author, or perhaps simply because it is a favorite of the member.”

Library of Congress: William Farquhar Correspondence and Other 19th Century Malay Letters Now Online at the Library of Congress

Library of Congress: William Farquhar Correspondence and Other 19th Century Malay Letters Now Online at the Library of Congress. “The Library of Congress today announced the digitization of 46 Malay letters from the 19th century, mainly from Malay kings and Southeast Asian notables to William Farquhar, a pioneering British colonial administrator in Singapore (1819-1823), providing online access to an important resource on the founding of that country.”

Library of Congress: National Film Registry Spotlights Diverse Filmmakers in New Selections

Library of Congress: National Film Registry Spotlights Diverse Filmmakers in New Selections. “Selected because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage, the 2020 titles include blockbusters, musicals, silent films, documentaries and diverse stories transferred from books to screen. They bring the number of films selected for preservation in the registry to 800, a fraction of the 1.3 million films in the Library’s collections.” Shrek and Blues Brothers make it a very poppy-culture list.

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Completes Digitization of 23 Early Presidential Collections

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Completes Digitization of 23 Early Presidential Collections. “The Library of Congress has completed a more than two decade-long initiative to digitize the papers of nearly two dozen early presidents. The Library holds the papers of 23 presidents from George Washington to Calvin Coolidge, all of which have been digitized and are now available online.”

Block Club Chicago: The Mintels Spent Decades Preserving Classical Music In Chicago. Their Archive Is Headed To The Library Of Congress

Block Club Chicago: The Mintels Spent Decades Preserving Classical Music In Chicago. Their Archive Is Headed To The Library Of Congress. “Four decades of Chicago’s contributions to classical music history, painstakingly recorded and archived by a Hyde Park husband and wife, will be preserved and catalogued by the Library of Congress. The Richard and Judith Mintel Archive of Recordings contains nearly 350 hours of classical music recorded from 1974-2014, of which samples are available online.”

Library of Congress: Law Library of Congress Signs Preservation Steward Agreement with Government Publishing Office

Library of Congress: Law Library of Congress Signs Preservation Steward Agreement with Government Publishing Office. “The Law Library of Congress has signed an agreement with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to become a preservation steward. Through the agreement, the Law Library of Congress will preserve its collection of the daily Congressional Record and Federal Register, which are produced by GPO.”

New York Times: Library of Congress Acquires Archives of the National Women’s Party

New York Times: Library of Congress Acquires Archives of the National Women’s Party. “The donation unites more than 300,000 documents, photographs, letters, broadsides, scrapbooks and other items relating to the party with another 200,000 items previously acquired by the library. The new materials relate to all stages of the party’s history, from its founders’ earlier involvement in feminist activism to the fight over the 19th Amendment to its decades of advocacy for the Equal Rights Amendment.”

Library of Congress: Hispanic Audio Archive Rebrands as the PALABRA Archive and Releases New Recordings

Library of Congress: Hispanic Audio Archive Rebrands as the PALABRA Archive and Releases New Recordings. “With the Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month festivities underway, it is time to celebrate one of our institution’s most treasured Luso-Hispanic collections. This year, as is tradition during the heritage celebrations, the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress announces the release of fifty new audio recordings from the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT) for online streaming. The release makes available new material from this literary audio archive of Iberian, Latin American, Caribbean, and LatinX poets and writers reading from their works.”

Fine Books & Collections: Peruse the Copyright Title Pages Collection at the Library of Congress

Fine Books & Collections: Peruse the Copyright Title Pages Collection at the Library of Congress. “Last month, in honor of the U.S. Copyright Act’s 150th anniversary, the Library of Congress launched an interesting new digital collection: Early Copyright Materials of the United States, 1790-1890. It might sound bland, but the result is an online database of 50,000 title pages of books published during that time that were deposited with the LOC by the publisher—and sometimes the author—prior to publication in order to fully register them per the terms of the law.”

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Launches New Tool to Search Historical Newspaper Images

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Launches New Tool to Search Historical Newspaper Images. “The public can now explore more than 1.5 million historical newspaper images online and free of charge. The latest machine learning experience from Library of Congress Labs, Newspaper Navigator allows users to search visual content in American newspapers dating 1789-1963.”