Library of Congress

Library of Congress (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Library of Congress Acquires Rare Trove of Civil War Images

A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress.


Singer Lauryn Hill performs. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Lauryn Hill Among Several Artists Selected To Be Entered Into Library Of Congress

One of the most broadcast songs of the 20th century, Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me,” has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress, along with recordings from Joan Baez, The Righteous Brothers, Steve Martin and the darker sounds of the band Radiohead.


American soul singer Ben E King, previously lead vocalist with the Drifters, singing on stage at Montreux. (Photo by Mike Putland/Evening Standard/Getty Images

‘Stand by Me’ Among 25 Records Being Preserved at U.S. Library

Twenty-five sound recordings that span from 1890 to 1999 are being added Wednesday to the library’s National Recording Registry


US civil rights legend Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks’ Archive Opening to Public at Library of Congress

Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, reflected later on how it felt to be treated less than equal and how tired she was of being “pushed around” — parts of her history long hidden away.


(Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

25 Movies Chosen for the National Film Registry

“Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.


Princess Anne. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool Getty Images)

Britain’s Princess Anne Visits Library of Congress

Britain’s Princess Anne is visiting the Library of Congress in Washington to open a new exhibition marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta as a landmark declaration of rights and liberties.


Photo Credit Thinkstock

Best Places to Go With Your Family for the Weekend in D.C.

Here are the best places to go with your family for the weekend in Washington, D.C.


Report: Congress Has Worked A Full Week 14 Percent Of The Time Since 1978  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Report: Congress Has Worked A Full Week 14 Percent Of The Time Since 1978

The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have reported for full, 5-day work weeks 258 times – or 13.5 percent of the 1,917 weeks Congress has been in session since Jan. 1, 1978.


President Barack Obama applauds after unveiling a statue of Rosa Parks during an unveiling in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill February 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Rosa Parks’ Archive Heads to Library of Congress

Hundreds of items from civil rights icon Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a New York warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years.


Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Your City Guide to Washington, D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.