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  • National Museum of American History Coronavirus Artifacts
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    National Museum of American History Coronavirus Artifacts

    Alexandra Lord, medicine and science director and curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, discussed the museum’s coronavirus pandemic artifacts collection.

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  • Cultural Institutions and Social Unrest
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    Cultural Institutions and Social Unrest

    The Library of Congress hosted an online conversation between Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch about how cultural institutions can come to the…

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  • Impact of COVID19 on Public Libraries
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    Impact of COVID-19 on Public Libraries

    Librarians discussed how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted public libraries throughout the country. This virtual event was hosted by the annual publishing industry conference, Book Expo.

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  • emA Fools Errandem
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    A Fool's Errand

    Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch, author of A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture During the Age of Bush, Obama, and…

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  • emThe Library Bookem
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    The Library Book

    Author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean recounted the Los Angeles Public Library Fire of 1986.

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  • Interview with Claire Jerry on Smithsonians Political Memorabilia Collection
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    Interview with Claire Jerry on Smithsonian's Political Memorabilia Collection

    Claire Jerry, a political history curator with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, was interviewed in Manchester, NH about her efforts to collect political memorabilia ahead of…

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  • Hearing on the Smithsonian Institution
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    Hearing on the Smithsonian Institution

    Lonnie Bunch, the new secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, testified on museum programs and operations before the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. Secretary Bunch outlined…

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  • Smithsonian Secretary Installation Ceremony
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    Smithsonian Secretary Installation Ceremony

    Lonnie Bunch outlined his priorities during remarks at his official installation ceremony as Smithsonian Institution secretary. Several lawmakers and Supreme Court Chief Justice John…

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  • National American Latino Museum Legislation
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    National American Latino Museum Legislation

    A House Natural Resources subcommittee held a hearing on legislation to create a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum. Witnesses included Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY), who…

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  • Author Discussion on Libraries
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    Author Discussion on Libraries

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talked about libraries with Joshua Hammer, author of The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, and Alberto Manguel, author of Packing My Library. They spoke at…

    316 views
  • Smithsonian Institution Oversight Hearing
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    Smithsonian Institution Oversight Hearing

    Smithsonian Institution Secretary Lonnie Bunch outlined his priorities to lawmakers, one of which is to address the deferred maintenance backlog. His testimony came before an oversight hearing…

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  • Milwaukee Public Library
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    Milwaukee Public Library

    The Milwaukee Public Library has been apart of the Federal Depository Program since the 1800's. Director Paula Kiely explained the library’s responsibility in housing federal documents and shared a portion…

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  • Conversation with Ken Burns
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    Conversation with Ken Burns

    Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns spoke with Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton about how he uses libraries and archives to research his films. The two also discussed the…

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  • National Law Enforcement Museum Opening
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    National Law Enforcement Museum Opening

    The National Law Enforcement Museum held its official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington, DC. Actor and director Clint Eastwood, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein,…

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  • emThe Library Bookem
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    The Library Book

    New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean recounted the Los Angeles Public Library Fire of 1986.

    587 views
  • Museums and Cultural Identity
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    Museums and Cultural Identity

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture director Lonnie Bunch and Museum of Jewish Heritage president Michael Glickman spoke with philanthropist David…

    214 views
  • Ella Reid Collection at the Tyler Public Library
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    Ella Reid Collection at the Tyler Public Library

    Librarian Connie Greer highlighted items from the Ella Reed Collection that tell the story of Tyler, Texas,' first African American Public Library. The collection is held at the Tyler Public Library.…

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  • History of Carnegie Public Library in Tyler Texas
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    History of Carnegie Public Library in Tyler, Texas

    Former Librarian Sally Harper shared the history of the Tyler Texas' Carnegie Public Library and how it served the community. Built in 1904, the library is now home to the Smith County Historical Society.…

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  • Dolly Partons Imagination Librarys 100 Millionth Book Donation
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    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library's 100 Millionth Book Donation

    Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton talked about her Imagination Library book gifting program and read from her book, Coat of Many Colors, which she donated to the Library of Congress.

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  • Nancy Pelosis Artifacts Donation to Smithsonian
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    Nancy Pelosi's Artifacts Donation to Smithsonian

    Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California) became the first woman speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007. In a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Ms.…

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