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A Belated Birthday Celebration

The Library of Congress was established on April 24, 1800. On that day, “President John Adams¬†signed an act of Congress providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia¬†to the new capital city of Washington. Part of the … Continue reading

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A Trip To The Library

Eighty years ago this month, in July of 1933, musicologist John Lomax and his 18-year-old son Alan met and recorded Huddie Ledbetter, a singer and 12-string guitarist, at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, West Feliciana Paris, Louisiana. Huddie, who … Continue reading

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