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Now Online! Presidential Papers – Love and Heartbreak, War and Politics | Library of Congress Blog

June 1, 2021 by Wendi Maloney

This story first appeared in the Library of Congress Magazine.

Above image: Woodrow Wilson, a man in love. Prints and Photographs Division. 

When President Woodrow Wilson’s name comes up, romance isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind.

Yet, late on May 7, 1915, the recently widowed president penned these words to Edith Bolling Galt, days after confessing his love for her: “I know you can give me more, if you will but think only of your own heart and me, and shut the circumstances of the world out.”

That day, the circumstances of the world were weighing heavily on Wilson’s mind. Earlier, a German U-boat had torpedoed the British-owned luxury liner RMS Lusitania, killing 1,195 people, including 128 Americans. Wilson spent his afternoon and evening receiving updates about the horrific attack that threatened U.S. neutrality in a war that had already engulfed Europe and would eventually draw in the United States.

Researchers using Wilson’s papers at the Library may be surprised to encounter the private — and passionate — Wilson behind the formal and somewhat aloof public figure they recall from history books or World War I-era film footage.

“I must do everything I can for your happiness and mine,” Wilson continued. “I am pleading for my life.”

Editor’s Note: Read more, see link below for original item…

Source: https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2021/06/now-online-presidential-papers-love-and-heartbreak-war-and-politics/?loclr=ealocb

Miss art museums? The Louvre just put its entire art collection online – CNN Style

Credit: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis/Getty Images

Published 27th March 2021

There is nothing like spending a rainy afternoon at a museum, soaking in the beauty and wonder of art and history.

Now the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, is letting you do that right from home.

Source: Miss art museums? The Louvre just put its entire art collection online – CNN Style

The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t – The New York Times

Editor’s Note: Not a research library after all, and no documents except online.. not so good, even in the 21st Century…

“But the center, which will cost an estimated $500 million, will also differ from the complexes built by Barack Obama’s predecessors in another way: It won’t actually be a presidential library.In a break with precedent, there will be no research library on site, and none of Mr. Obama’s official presidential records. Instead, the Obama Foundation will pay to digitize the roughly 30 million pages of unclassified paper records from the administration so they can be made available online.”

Unlike the complexes of previous presidents, the Obama Center will be privately run and will not include a federal research library onsite. Instead, his unclassified official records will be digitized and made available online. Credit The Obama Foundation
Unlike the complexes of previous presidents, the Obama Center will be privately run and will not include a federal research library onsite. Instead, his unclassified official records will be digitized and made available online. Credit: The Obama Foundation

Net neutrality: America’s libraries stand for freedom and fairness | TheHill

OPINION | We must work to ensure the strongest possible protections for equitable access to online information, applications and services for all.

Author is Julie Todaro is president of the American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world.

Source: Net neutrality: America’s libraries stand for freedom and fairness | TheHill