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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…

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • Oklahoma Baptist University Library Gaskin Archives
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    Oklahoma Baptist University Library Gaskin Archives

    Paul Roberts, dean of Library Services at Oklahoma Baptist University, used artifacts from the Gaskin Archives to tell the story of Joseph S. Murrow, a settlement era missionary who fought for Native…

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  • History and Public Policy Centers Roundtable
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    History and Public Policy Centers Roundtable

    Representatives from a variety of museums and history and public policy centers discussed the importance of these institutions and their methods for educating and offering information to…

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  • Redwood Library and Athenum Special Collections
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    Redwood Library and Athenæum Special Collections

    Founded in 1747, the Redwood Library and Anthenæum is the oldest library still housed and operating in its original building. Special collections librarians featured some of the unique items in the…

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  • History of the Redwood Library and Athenum
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    History of the Redwood Library and Athenæum

    Founded in 1747, the Redwood Library and Anthenæum is the oldest library still housed and operating in its original building. Executive Director Benedict Leca talked about the history of the library’s…

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  • Future of the Smithsonian Institution
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    Future of the Smithsonian Institution

    Four leaders of the Smithsonian talked about “Smithsonian 2022,” a five-year plan to mark the Institution’s 175th anniversary by expanding their reach in areas of research and education.…

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  • Museum of the Bible Dedicated in Washington DC
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    Museum of the Bible Dedication Ceremony

    The Museum of the Bible officially opened its doors with a dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C. Archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and…

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  • American Battlefields as Sacred Ground
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    American Battlefields as Sacred Ground

    Professor Edward Linenthal talked about his book, Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields, using Little Bighorn Battlefield and the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor as examples.…

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