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Anna Berkes

Sometimes it seems an uphill battle, disabusing people of the notion that Jefferson is the source of every smart, catchy thing ever said.  I was reassured this week to find out that I'm not alone in my efforts.  An intrepid blogger became suspicious of a supposed Jefferson quote that has risen...MORE »

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Bryan
Well, "It's the economy, stupid" is back in this election year in a big way!  So, I have to bring up Jefferson's debt in the course of making us feel a little better.  He loved to spend the money and he made some unwise decisions, and his family paid a big price for it.MORE »
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Endrina Tay

Recently on a weekend trip to D.C. I stopped in at the Library of Congress to visit the...MORE »

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Jack Robertson

Two gentlemen, Will Thomas and Doug Seefeldt, who helped develop content and programs in digital history at the University of Virginia’s Virginia Center for Digital History — ...MORE »

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Jack Robertson
Reading a recent  New York Times article on the future of reading and video games was interesting.  Many people are struggling with the questions of how video games affect reading and how games are...MORE »
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Eric Johnson

It's a topic that has proved endlessly fascinating for a long time (and has inspired quite a body of...MORE »

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Jack Robertson
Melissa Renspie, Senior Communications Officer at OCLC, reports that, "our latest publication, a report on library, archive and museum collaboration by our contractor, Diane Zorich, and Program Officers Günter Waibel and Ricky Erway, "Beyond the Silos of the LAMs: Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives and Museums," (.pdf: 334K/59pp) is now available on the RLG Programs Web site at http://www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports/2008-05.pdf.MORE »
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Bryan
Part of my work for the Jefferson Encyclopedia is to canvass the Information Files here at the library.  I look for research reports and documentary references that Monticello researchers have done over the years.  Many people never knew that there was information out there on a particular topic. ...MORE »
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Anna Berkes

A patron asked us about a very unusual quotation the other day: apparently someone, sometime said that Thomas Jefferson was "...a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father..."; this was supposedly a comment made by Jefferson's...MORE »

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Bryan

The Leaders We Deserve In his new book, The...MORE »

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