• June 27, 2016
    The Panama Canal is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. In June 2016, an extensive nine year expansion to accommodate larger and deeper shipping vessels was completed. The Panama Canal is just as significant to industry and consumer savings today as it was when it first opened in 1914.
  • June 15, 2016
    After an exchange of words with his father and an undisclosed dispute with the local sheriff, Carson J. Dale (1888-1916) abruptly left his home in Wiggins, Mississippi and headed to England to join the fight in WWI. Under the guise of being Canadian, he joined the 1/6th Gloucestershire Regiment.
  • May 11, 2016
    Cover. Bound Music Collection, Volume 231. Mss. 1.12.
  • April 1, 2016
    Before a collection makes its way to a researcher's table in the reading room, archivists take considerable time preparing it: sort
  • March 23, 2016
  • March 16, 2016
    The Library of Congress's reconstruction of Thomas Jefferson's library now receives many visitors who wander through the remarkable library of a remarkable man, institutionalized at the very heart of the US government. The importance and preservation of the libraries of "great men" has been a part of our history for a long time; and most national, university, college, and other institutional libraries are based around those of white men.
  • March 2, 2016
    Photograph of amphitheater ruins, 1979.
  • February 24, 2016
    Pirates, pirates, pirates!
  • January 20, 2016
    Before superhero and princess Valentine’s Day cards, we had Lord Byron.
  • December 16, 2015
    Nineteenth-century bound sheet music of