The Sound of Documents

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Selected Publications from the Library of Congress Music Division Federal and state government agencies produce a wide variety of publications related to every aspect of the art and business of music: catalogs, educational materials, vocational guides, industrial directories, historical and theoretical studies, and much more. Here are a few examples of the many musical scores and recordings available in the Government Documents collection at the… Read more »

Enrich Your Summertime Reading with These Suggestions from the NEH

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If you or your children are looking for reading material to keep you entertained and informed during the summer months while school is out, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has some excellent suggestions. In 1988 the NEH requested supplemental reading lists from public and private schools in every state, then selected sixty of… Read more »

This Journal Has a Way with Words

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English Teaching Forum is a scholarly journal published four times a year (January, April, July, and October) by the U.S. Department of State and distributed abroad through U.S. embassies for the benefit of overseas teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL). It is also available online through the State Department’s American English Web site. Most… Read more »

Take a Journey of the Imagination with a Literary Map

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Summer is a popular season for vacations, both of the body and of the mind. In addition to visiting the most popular, exciting, relaxing, or inspiring physical destinations around the globe, we can visit—through the magic of the author’s art working upon our own vivid imaginations—places that might otherwise be inaccessible because they are of… Read more »

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh! Celebrate Irish-American Culture Today and Throughout the Month of March

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Every year since 1991, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation declaring the month of March to be Irish-American Heritage Month, honoring the contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants to American life and culture. Here are just a few government publications to help you celebrate Irish-American culture: Literature Four Dubliners—Wilde, Yeats,… Read more »

From Documents, with Love

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Love is an elusive metaphysical concept, and perhaps not something one would think of as a topic for government agency publications, but it does come up from time to time. Here are just a few government documents dealing with this perennial mystery: Romances and Love Stories The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically… Read more »

Government Documents Can Keep You in Stitches

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Are you looking for a unique idea for a Halloween costume this year? State and federal government agencies have some surprising resources for creating outfits ranging from the inexpensive to the elaborate. Texas Endangered Species Animal Masks The Texas Endangered Species Activity Book, published by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), contains many fun activities and projects… Read more »