• Photo, Print, Drawing
    So pardon us if we aren't impressed 1 drawing. | Fifth figure may be Emperor Hirohito or Hideki Tojo, foreign minister, or it is a stereotyped Japanese man.
    • Contributor: Block, Herbert
    • Date: 1940
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "Whee! Look what I won!" 1 drawing.
    • Contributor: Block, Herbert
    • Date: 1936
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Up against an expert toreador 1 drawing.
    • Contributor: Block, Herbert
    • Date: 1941
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The leaves are beginning to fall 1 drawing.
    • Contributor: Block, Herbert
    • Date: 1939
  • Press Release
    Cold War Cartoons To Be Discussed June 15 The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon will hold its first public lecture, by 1999-2000 fellow Stephen Kercher. Mr. Kercher will present an illustrated lecture, "Positive Uses of Anger: The Art and Politics of the American Postwar Satiric Cartooning," on Thursday, June 15, at 2:30 p.m., in the West Dining Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building of...
    • Date: 2000-12-27
  • Press Release
    Blondie Exhibition Opens The Library of Congress will celebrate the recent acquisition of a large group of important original works by cartoonist Chic Young, creator of Blondie, one of the world's most famous comic strips, with an exhibition in the Swann Gallery. The exhibition, "Blondie Gets Married!: Comic Strip Drawings by Chic Young," curated by Harry Katz and Sara Duke, opens on June 22 and closes on...
    • Date: 2000-06-07
  • Press Release
    Library of Congress Adds New Online Collections to the American Memory Web Site The Library of Congress American Memory Web site has recently been enhanced by the addition of three new and exciting collections from the Library's Archive of Folk Culture and from three institutions in the Pacific Northwest."Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection" and "'Now What a Time': Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943" are new from the Archive...
    • Date: 2000-06-26
  • Press Release
    Swann Foundation Announces 2000-2001 Fellow and Applications for 2001-2002 The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress, announces the selection of Chloe S. Carroll-Burke, a Ph.D. candidate in history from the University of Michigan, to receive its 2000-2001 Swann Foundation Fellowship. Ms. Carroll-Burke's dissertation, Germs, Genes and Dissent: Images of Radicalism and Disease in the Construction of American National Identity, 1886-1927, explores images of illness...
    • Date: 2000-08-07
  • Press Release
    Library of Congress Acquires Digital Trading Cards The Library of Congress has acquired its first examples of interactive digital trading cards. The collection of 52, three-inch CD-ROM discs contains video footage, sound, photos and career highlights of historic and contemporary sports figures from the world of hockey, football, baseball, race car driving, and basketball, in addition to "Battlefield Earth" and the cartoon action figure "Digimon." The cards, which are manufactured and...
    • Date: 2000-08-17
  • Press Release
    Herblock Exhibition Opens October 17 In this election year, as the spotlight falls on the Republican and Democratic party candidates for president, the Library of Congress is honoring renowned editorial cartoonist Herb Block ("Herblock") with a major exhibition of his original drawings. The subjects include all 12 presidents from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton and the presidential candidates in the 2000 election. The exhibition celebrates Herblock's gift to the...
    • Date: 2000-08-23
  • Press Release
    Library of Congress Desk Calendar Features the Work of Charles and Ray Eames Charles and Ray Eames: 2001 Desk Calendar has recently been published by the Library of Congress in association with the Eames Office. Based on the major Library exhibition and accompanying book, The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention, published by Harry N. Abrams in 1997, the calendar celebrates the creative output of these visionary 20th century designers known and loved...
    • Date: 2000-09-12
  • Press Release
    Posters from the WPA Now Available Online Approximately 2,000 posters were created by artists working for the New Deal-era Works Progress Administration. The Library of Congress's collection of 907 is the largest. This assemblage of striking artworks, diverse in their design as well as subject matter, is now online at the American Memory Web site."By the People, for the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943" showcases these silkscreen, lithograph and woodcut...
    • Date: 2000-09-19
  • Press Release
    Library of Congress and Arena Stage Present Concert Readings of Unpublished To celebrate the Library of Congress's Bicentennial and Arena Stage's 50th anniversary, there will be concert readings of Zora Neale Hurston's folk comedy, Polk County, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Dec.11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. No tickets are required. The Coolidge Auditorium is in the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E.Polk County is an unpublished and unproduced...
    • Date: 2000-11-09
  • Press Release
    Hirschfeld Exhibition to Open The Library of Congress celebrates a recent "Gift to the Nation" of original drawings by theatrical caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, given by the artist in honor of the Library's Bicentennial, with an exhibition in the Swann Gallery. The exhibition, "Al Hirschfeld, Beyond Broadway," opens today and closes on March 31, 2001. The gallery, located adjacent to the Visitors' Center in the Jefferson Building, is open...
    • Date: 2000-11-09
  • Press Release
    Presidential Inauguration Collection Debuts on American Memory Web Site A collection containing materials from all United States presidential inaugurations is now available on the American Memory collections Web site at www.surfoboards.com. "'I Do Solemnly Swear...': Presidential Inaugurations" is a presentation of 400 items from each of the 62 inaugurations, from George Washington's in 1789 to William Jefferson Clinton's in 1997, and will include items from the 63rd inauguration of 2001.The collection represents a...
    • Date: 2000-11-21
  • Press Release
    Library Of Congress To Host Numerous Events During Midwinter Meeting Of American Library Association In Washington The Library of Congress is hosting a variety of programs, including special tours, presentations, symposia and work experiences, for attendees of the 2001 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, from Jan. 12 through Jan. 16.A complete schedule of events and locations, as well as registration forms, can be found at www.surfoboards.com/ala. Some programs require advance registration, as space is limited. Shuttle buses will run to...
    • Date: 2000-12-11
  • Press Release
    Exhibition of Early Color Photographs of Russia Opens On April 17, the Library will open "The Empire that Was Russia: The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated," an exhibition in the South Gallery of the Great Hall of the Jefferson Building of 58 color images taken throughout Imperial Russia from 1907 to 1915. The photographs, which have been digitally reproduced for the first time from the original glass plates, have been selected from the...
    • Date: 2001-03-30
  • Press Release
    Two Collections Added to American Memory Web Site The Library of Congress has just made available two new collections of narratives on its popular American Memory Web site. The collections are available at www.surfoboards.com and add to the more than 90 diverse collections already online.
    • Date: 2001-04-11
  • Press Release
    Japanese Art of Wood-Block Print to be Featured in New Library Exhibition A major exhibition of masterpieces from the Library's extensive collection of Japanese art and literature will be on display in the North and South Galleries of the Great Hall of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building from Sept. 27, 2001, through Jan. 19, 2002.
    • Date: 2001-08-09
  • Press Release
    Civil War Treasures Added to American Memory Web Site "Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society" is the latest addition to the Library's American Memory Web site at memory.loc.gov.
    • Date: 2001-08-08
  • Press Release
    Recent Acquisition of Modern Photography in America Announced A program to celebrate the recent acquisition of an extraordinary compilation of photographs from the first American school of art photography, the Clarence H. White School of Photography, will take place on Thursday, October 11, at noon in the Library of Congress's Pickford Theater, third floor of the James Madison Memorial Building.
    • Date: 2001-10-05
  • Press Release
    Library of Congress Launches 'Live Chat' Reference Pilot The Library of Congress has launched today a "live chat" reference pilot project with the participation of 24/7 Reference (www.247ref.org), a Los Angeles-based organization that has developed a customized set of software tools that allow library patrons to communicate in real- time with professional librarians over the Internet.
    • Date: 2001-10-11
  • Press Release
    Library of Congress Acquires the Jackie Robinson Papers Rachel Robinson, Jackie Robinson's widow, has given his papers to the Library of Congress. Comprehensive in scope, the collection of more than 7,000 items richly chronicles all aspects of Robinson's life -- the early years through college, military service, baseball career, corporate career and business interests, civil rights activities, involvement in politics, media activities and humanitarian concerns. The Jackie Robinson Papers also document the...
    • Date: 2001-11-06
  • Press Release
    Library of Congress Publishes New Guide to Women's History Resources American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States has recently been published by the Library of Congress in cooperation with University Press of New England.
    • Date: 2002-01-10
  • Press Release
    Fellowship in Caricature and Cartoon Offered The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, currently located in the Library of Congress, is again accepting applications for its graduate fellowship. The Swann Foundation awards one fellowship annually (with a stipend of $15,000) to support continuing scholarly research and writing in the field of caricature and cartoon. Completed applications are due February 15, 2002, and notification will occur in spring...
    • Date: 2001-12-21