The film, Something Good–Negro Kiss, subverts the corrupt racism imbued in the history of American minstrelsy. The film will join the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry for its significance in American culture.
An exhibition of photographs in the collection of the Library of Congress celebrates “the humanistic and funny part of America.”
The Library of Congress has acquired and digitized the 16th-century Codex Quetzalecatzin, a rare Mesoamerican record of early European contact.
Letters, speech drafts, and other documents from the ten-dollar founding father Alexander Hamilton, online for the first time from the Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress has digitized and uploaded some 11,000 slides of images shot by photographer John Margolies as he traveled more than 100,000 miles over a three-decade period.
The Library of Congress has added webcomics and web culture sites to its digital archives, collecting viral content that could’ve otherwise been lost to time.
Ahead of July 4, the Library of Congress made all 111 volumes of a 1926 birthday card signed by 5.5 million Polish citizens available online.
The Library of Congress selected examples from its collection of 10,000 courtroom drawings to show how artists are essential to public understanding of American trials.
The Library of Congress recently digitized rare 19th-century photographs of African American women active in suffrage, civil rights, temperance, education, reform, and journalism.
The institution has acquired a massive archive of Adelman’s work, including his 1960s photographs of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Library of Congress has joined the Digital Public Library of America as a content hub and is sharing around 5,000 objects from its map collections.
Digitizing braille music isn’t as easy as just scanning the page. The tactile notations require multiple steps for accurate transcription, and their history of touch means the dots are sometimes smashed or otherwise unreadable.