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1st Week of May 2023

May 7th, 2023

LGBTQ+ at the LOC!

Surveying LGBTQ+ collections and resources at the Library of Congress.

Frances Benjamin Johnston, full-length portrait, seated in front of fireplace, facing left, holding cigarette in one hand and a beer stein in the other, in her Washington, D.C. studioFrances Benjamin Johnston. 1896 Self portrait.


Treasures of comic strip art

CBS Sunday Morning visits the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University.

Curator Caitlin McGurk and correspondent Luke Burbank observe the exhibit "Man Saves Comics!"


RHS launches digital library of over 10,000 items, including rare treasures from their collections

The Royal Horticultural Society has launched a new Digital Collections platform, allowing anyone to access 10,000 library items and herbarium specimens online for free.

Plate featuring various types of beets


Looted Monastery Manuscripts Rediscovered During Office Renovation

A Manhattan auction house found and returned the 16th- and 17th-century texts, which are thought to have been looted from a Greek monastery during the turmoil of World War I.

Opening of one of the manuscripts


Lost and found: in praise of Cardinal Wolsey

Multispectral imaging is making it possible to read the burned fragments that survived the infamous Cotton Collection fire of 1731 for the first time in three centuries.

A charred manuscript fragment mounted in a paper frame.


Preserving Leaf Paintings in an Anglo-Indian Commonplace Book, 1822-1825

Creating secure mountings for paintings executed on the delicate leaves of the Bodhi tree.

Leaf painting depicting flowers and a butterfly