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2014-05-25 16:20:16

Historic Vehicle Association and U.S. Department of the Interior to Document Historic Indy Race Car INDIANAPOLIS, May 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) www.historicvehicle.org announced today that the 1938 Maserati 8C.T.F. (serial number 3032) will become the first foreign manufactured automobile to be recorded under the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Heritage Documentation. The documentation will be part of the HVA's National Historic Vehicle...

2014-02-12 23:01:55

Gift to Support WDL Expansion of Content on American Achievements in Science and Technology Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Library of Congress today announced a gift from Jones International University® (JIU®) to the Library’s World Digital Library (WDL), an initiative which brings the rarest and most important cultural documents of the world to people everywhere. This gift of $250,000 will support WDL expansion of content on American achievements in science and...

2013-09-24 23:38:50

National pediatric literacy nonprofit Reach Out and Read wins the first-time David M. Rubenstein Prize from the Library of Congress for its groundbreaking work. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 In recognition of its groundbreaking advancement of literacy, Reach Out and Read has won the prestigious new David M. Rubenstein Prize, the top honor among the 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. The award, which comes with a $150,000 prize, was presented yesterday in Washington, D.C....

Word of the Day
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.