Tag: library of congress

The New Yorker Profiles Librarian of Congress, Former Enoch Pratt CEO Carla Hayden


From her standpoint as the United States’ new top librarian, former Enoch Pratt Free Library CEO Carla Hayden still looks very fondly upon her 23 years spent leading Baltimore’s public library system.

When Johns Hopkins and Abraham Lincoln Were Pen Pals



Well, “pen pals” might be stretching it — the Library of Congress’ online collection of Lincoln correspondence contains only one letter from Hopkins to the then-president, dated 1862. As you may have heard, that was a rough time for Lincoln — and Hopkins, a pro-Union big wig in Baltimore, had some advice to give.