The 200-year-old instrument, housed in the Library of Congress, has not been played by anyone else until now.
The Library’s “Chronicling America” initiative has now expanded to include media from all 50 United States, Washington, DC, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
There are many structural inequalities baked into the Library of Congress classification system, contributing to the further marginalization of already marginalized groups.
Prominent courtroom artist Mary Chaney drew the 269 illustrations during three trials between 1992 and 1994.
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.