This Follow Friday post is about Library of Congress blogs.
The nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress holds millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
Its name comes its original mission to serve as the research arm of Congress, a purpose it still fulfills today. The Library’s formal mission is to “support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.” Eleven Library of Congress blogs certainly fulfill the latter part of their mission.
The Library of Congress blogs are excellent resources, free to all, organized by broad historical subjects.
They contain a wealth of information for researchers from the vast collections at the Library of Congress. In a world crowded with online resources, the Library of Congress blogs are worth following for help with your family history research.
The URL for the main page for all Library of Congress blogs, including copyright, teaching, folklore, law, science and technology, poetry and literature, and performing arts is located at http://blogs.loc.gov/.
These Library of Congress blogs are of particular interest to genealogists: