September 1, 2014

News from the Library: Moving on from Thomas & myLOC

Congress.gov

THOMAS.gov Will Redirect to Congress.gov Beginning Nov. 19 The free legislative information website, Congress.gov, is transitioning into its permanent role as the official site for federal legislative information from the U.S. Congress and related agencies.The site, which launched in beta form last fall and features platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation, is replacing the nearly 20-year-old THOMAS.gov. Beginning Nov. 19, typing Thomas.gov into a … [Read more...]

Today in History: U.S. Constitution

The foundation of American government

Today in History–September 17–the Library of Congress features the U.S. Constitution. After much debate and compromise, the members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution on this day in 1787. It would take just over nine months to ratify this document that would become the supreme law of the land. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and by delving into this extensive list of U.S. Constitution primary sources and teaching resources. … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Constitution

Constitution of the United States

Exhibitions Creating the United States Constitution Creating the United States Constitution Interactive (Microsoft Silverlight®) Creating the Bill of Rights Creating the Declaration of Independence Declaring Independence, Drafting the Documents Benjamin Franklin in His Own Words American Treasures: A Rare Civics Lesson American Treasures: The Federalist American Treasures: A Looking Glass for 1787 American Treasures: Draft of the Virginia Constitution American … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Engine Company 54 lost 15 men, 9/11/01

Look at this collage as a whole and then examine it's details. What do you notice? In an interview for the School of Visual Arts blog, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt talked about the influence of his mother on his art. My whole aesthetic is based on the house I grew up in. My mother was a tremendous influence. She had Virgin Mary statues and Jesus statues and pixie knickknacks and plastic tablecloths and plastic doilies and plastic flowers. She would Scotch-tape things on the kitchen wall so it … [Read more...]

Featured Image: Secret Service Agents

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