Library of Congress
The Library of Congress unveiled an extensive plan Wednesday to help libraries and archives nationwide preserve recorded sound to guard against losing historic recordings as has happened with those by George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland.
Go to a museum on any given weekend in Washington, and chances are you’ll find a free movie to barge in on. This weekend, though, there are a lot more cinematic offerings with no ticket required, and many of them aren’t even decades old.
The Library of Congress is celebrating “Books that Shaped America” with a list of 88 titles and an exhibit in Washington.
Retired music executive Joe Smith is donating more than 200 audio interviews with popular singers including Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney and others to the Library of Congress.
Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso has won the $1 million Kluge Prize created by the Library of Congress to honor achievements in the humanities not covered by the Nobel Prizes.
The Library of Congress is releasing a rare collection of hand-colored glass-plate lantern slides of American gardens from the pioneering photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston on the photo-sharing website Flickr for the first time.
Many images you’ve seen throughout history had their start in D.C. Here’s a chance to learn a little bit more about these works.
The Story Corps project gives strangers a place to share and connect through quick audio clips recorded in booths around New York and San Francisco, as well as those submitted online.
DC is home to some of the most famous movie locations in cinematic history – including the Lincoln Memorial, and the infamous Georgetown stairs where Father Karras fell in “The Exorcist.”