play ball! it was a beautiful morning to host a vintage baseball clinic on the north lawn as part of our baseball americana family day! our exhibit is now open, so stop by if you’re in town for the #allstargame, or anytime until it closes next summer.
michelle smith of the conservation division disbinds the 1831 autobiographical manuscript of islamic writer and scholar omar ibn said in preparation for further preservation treatment. said was abducted from senegal in 1807, sold into slavery in south carolina, and after escape and recapture in north carolina, wrote a series of works in arabic including this autobiography and pleas for release.
librarian of congress carla hayden today announced that drew gilpin faust, historian, @harvard university president and author of the bancroft prize-winning book “this republic of suffering: death and the american civil war,” will receive the john w. kluge prize for achievement in the study of humanity. the $1 million kluge prize, bestowed through the generosity of the late john w. kluge, will be awarded during a gala ceremony in the great hall of the library of congress on sept. 12, 2018. (photo by stephanie mitchell) #libraryofcongress#scholars#humanities#klugeprize
new donation: we’re excited to announce that we have received a phenomenal collection of comic books & popular art from collector stephen geppi of @geppismuseum in baltimore! this marks the largest donation of comic books in our history & includes original storyboards for the creation of mickey mouse! photo by shawn miller/library of congress; “plane crazy” artwork copyright @disney. •
may the fallen never be forgotten, but forever live on in fond memories.