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Library Debuts Video Series for 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival

03/23/2021

The Library of Congress celebrates the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival by debuting a new video series that highlights both historic and contemporary traditions of springtime flower viewing. 

Developed to support the festival’s 2021 efforts to “blossom safely,” the four-to-five-minute videos can be enjoyed by viewers everywhere during the festival March 20-April 12 and beyond through the Library’s YouTube site and on the Library of Congress website.

Click here for more information.

Source: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-011/

Latest News: 2020 Selections to the National Recording Registry Announced

From article…

Library of Congress sent this bulletin at 03/24/2021 08:27 AM EDT

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage.

Janet Jackson’s clarion call for action and healing in “Rhythm Nation 1814” now joins other groundbreaking sounds of history and culture among the latest titles inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, including Louis Armstrong’s “When the Saints Go Marching In,” Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” Nas’ “Illmatic,” Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration,” and Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection.”

Watch the announcement video featuring several of the artists and songwriters.

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Source: Latest News: 2020 Selections to the National Recording Registry Announced

Veteran Grown: Urban Farming | Library of Congress

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Update: The video is on YouTube, see below, too..

YouTube video…

About this Item

Title Veteran Grown: Urban Farming

Summary
This panel discussed farming in an urban setting as one of many unique career paths veterans take after transitioning to civilian life, and introduced the audience to programs that exist to assist veterans who farm.

The Library of Congress Veterans History Project collects oral history interviews of panelists who are veterans and work on an urban farm, including beekeepers. The Library will add these veterans’ stories to the project archive and include them in a future online exhibit as part of its “Experiencing War” series.

The panel will also highlight the Veterans History Project as both a repository and research resource.

Event Date March 19, 2021

Running Time 1 hours 22 minutes 3 seconds Online Format video image

Source: Veteran Grown: Urban Farming. 2021. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9728/.

Library of Congress Builds New Collections Documenting COVID-19 Pandemic | Library of Congress

The Library’s wide-ranging collecting to document the COVID-19 pandemic includes such artworks as “Mask Up” by Lisa Vollrath and “La Teacher” by Alfredo Ponce, both courtesy of Amplifier, the photograph “Donut Line” by Peter Rintels, “Seniors First” by Toni Lane and “Thank You” by Thomas Wimberly, courtesy of Amplifier. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Collections Include Photographs of Community Impact, Web Archiving of Public Health Data and Artist Responses to the Health Crisis

Press Contact: Brett Zongker, (202) 707-1639, bzongker@loc.gov

As the world marks the one-year anniversary of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Library of Congress has been collecting materials and documenting this time in history through a variety of initiatives.

The Library’s rapid-response collecting since the start of lockdowns and social distancing measures over the past year has included acquiring photographs that document the pandemic’s impact on individuals and communities, capturing artists’ responses to the outbreak, mapping the pandemic’s spread and archiving the world’s response online

“The extraordinary impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities, families and social interactions is unlike anything we’ve seen in the past century,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.

From the article…

“Archivists and librarians at the Library of Congress are committed to documenting and preserving this difficult time in history through the eyes of artists…”

Source: Library of Congress Builds New Collections Documenting COVID-19 Pandemic | Library of Congress

Moving Image Research Center | Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress

The Flying Ace, (1926, Norman Film Mfg. Co.)
The Flying Ace, (1926, Norman Film Mfg. Co.)

“The Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS) at the Library of Congress has responsibility for the acquisition, cataloging and preservation of the motion picture and television collections. The Division operates the Moving Image Research Center to provide access and information services to an international community of film and television professionals, archivists, scholars and researchers.”

Thanks to The Scout Report for the link…

Source: Moving Image Research Center (Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress)

Free to Use and Reuse: Travel Posters | Library of Congress Blog

“Faraway states, natural wonders and beautiful beaches—these are the settings that often come to mind as we start to plan our summer vacations. They also form the backdrop of hundreds of travel posters in the Library’s collections, including an assortment featured this month on the Library’s home page. The featured posters are U.S. government works, in the public domain or cleared for public use by copyright owners—meaning you can use them as you wish.”

Post about travel posters that have no rights restrictions.

See also.. another example.. https://www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3g12528/

Frank Hazell’s poster of West Point as seen from the window of a train car.
Frank Hazell’s poster of West Point as seen from the window of a train car.

Source: Free to Use and Reuse: Travel Posters | Library of Congress Blog