Library of Congress: Library of Congress Acquires Extremely Rare Mesoamerican Codex

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Acquires Extremely Rare Mesoamerican Codex. “The Library of Congress has acquired the Codex Quetzalecatzin, one of the very few Mesoamerican manuscripts to survive from the 16th century. After being in private collections for more than 100 years, the codex has been digitally preserved and made available online for the first time to the general public…”

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Launches Web Feature Recognizing Medal of Honor Recipients

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Launches Web Feature Recognizing Medal of Honor Recipients . “The Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP) 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. The veterans’ service spans World War II to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each collection uniquely illustrates the evident courage and intrepidity of these veterans.”

Library of Congress: Papers of Abraham Lincoln Now Online in Full Color

Library of Congress: Papers of Abraham Lincoln Now Online in Full Color . “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. The Library holds a collection of more than 40,000 Lincoln documents dating from 1774 through Lincoln’s presidency and beyond, including materials from his campaigns, Lincoln’s first and second inaugural addresses and the earliest known copies of the Gettysburg Address. The more than 20,000 original documents in the collection have been digitized as high-resolution images through a collaboration with agencies in Illinois.”

Library of Congress: Library Acquires Archives of Iconic Talk Show Host Dick Cavett

Library of Congress: Library Acquires Archives of Iconic Talk Show Host Dick Cavett. “With a career spanning more than 50 years, legendary TV personality Dick Cavett is recognized as one of the most cultured and savvy talk-show hosts in the history of television. The Library of Congress announced today that Cavett has donated 2,500 programs of his decades-long talk-show series—showcasing some of the golden moments in television—to the American people.”

Library of Congress: Library and WGBH Acquire Historic TV Coverage of Senate Watergate Hearings

Library of Congress: Library and WGBH Acquire Historic TV Coverage of Senate Watergate Hearings . “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. Produced by the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT), the hearings were taped during the day and rebroadcast every evening on public television for 51 days, from May 17 to Nov. 15. These broadcasts became one of the most popular series in public broadcasting history.”

New Online: Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: New Online: Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection. “The Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection resulted from an ethnographic field project conducted from July 15 to December 31, 1979, by the American Folklife Center in cooperation with the Rhode Island Heritage Commission, the Rhode Island Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Historical Society. The collection consists of approximately six linear feet of manuscripts and ephemera, 200 sound recordings and 17,000 photographs documenting the ethnic, regional and occupational traditions of Rhode Island, especially the ethnic arts of the African-American, French-Canadian, Greek, Irish, Italian, Jamaican, Lithuanian, Narragansett, Polish, Portuguese and Ukrainian communities.”