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Library of Congress Displays Gettysburg Address

One of five known manuscripts of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is going on display at the Library of Congress.


Musicians Art Garfunkel (L) and Paul Simon (R) of Simon & Garfunkel. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Post-JFK Assassination Ballad Among 25 Songs To Be Preserved

A popular tune by Simon and Garfunkel written after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Chubby Checker’s 1960s dance hit ‘The Twist’ will be among 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.


File photo of an area where the American Civil War was fought. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Library of Congress to Display Gettysburg Address

The Library of Congress plans to display a copy of the Gettysburg Address over a six-week period starting later this month.


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Library of Congress Has Plan For Saving Recordings

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.


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Movies In The City: Your Guide to Free Weekend Movies

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.


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U.S. Library Picks 88 ‘Books That Shaped America’

The Library of Congress is celebrating “Books that Shaped America” with a list of 88 titles and an exhibit in Washington.


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Music Executive Joe Smith Gives 200 Audio Interviews To U.S. Library

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.


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Library Of Congress Honors Brazil’s Ex-Leader As Scholar

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.


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US Library Releases Rare Garden Photos Online

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.


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Best Iconic Works Of Art In DC

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.





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