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The Mrs. Files

A woman’s identity in the world is more than a one-dimensional story about honorifics.

The Mrs. Files

A woman’s identity in the world is more than a one-dimensional story about honorifics.
Laurie Anderson and Michael Stipe on Music, Art and New Chapters

Laurie Anderson and Michael Stipe on Music, Art and New Chapters

“You’ve got to fall on your face to sit at the table,” says the erstwhile R.E.M. frontman.
Now Is the Time to Ask Your Loved Ones About Their Lives

Now Is the Time to Ask Your Loved Ones About Their Lives

I’ve spent years collecting intimate interviews. Take it from me: A conversation about life’s big questions is the very definition of time well spent.
Jill Lepore’s New Podcast Is a Murder Mystery: Who Killed Truth?

Jill Lepore’s New Podcast Is a Murder Mystery: Who Killed Truth?

In “The Last Archive,” Lepore mixes history and 1930s-style radio drama to solve a timely whodunit.

For the New York Public Library, Martha Graham Is the Missing Link

The library has acquired Graham’s archive, filling a significant gap in the story of early modern dance in America.
Senate Office Can’t Release Records Related to Tara Reade

Senate Office Can’t Release Records Related to Tara Reade

Joseph Biden, promising transparency, has asked for any potential records related to a sexual assault allegation against him by Tara Reade to be released. A Senate office says it is legally unable to
Senate Office Can’t Release Records Related to Tara Reade

Senate Office Can’t Release Records Related to Tara Reade

Joseph Biden, promising transparency, has asked for any potential records related to a sexual assault allegation against him by Tara Reade to be released. A Senate office says it is legally unable to
Full Transcript: Joe Biden Addresses Tara Reade Allegations on ‘Morning Joe’

Full Transcript: Joe Biden Addresses Tara Reade Allegations on ‘Morning Joe’

The former vice president was interviewed about the allegation made by his former Senate aide that he sexually assaulted her in 1993.

3,000 Interviews. 50 Years. Listen to the History of American Music.

Vivian Perlis founded Yale’s Oral History of American Music in 1968. Today, the project continues her mission to record the voices of American composers.

A Lot Has Changed in 50 Years, Off Paris Stages and On

Our Paris theater critic looked though a new online archive to discover what was on offer for French theatergoers in 1970.

What Historians Will See When They Look Back on the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020

Universities and institutions are inviting the public to share their experiences during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath.

What Historians Will See When They Look Back on the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020

Universities and institutions are inviting the public to share their experiences during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath.
Why You Should Start a Coronavirus Diary

Why You Should Start a Coronavirus Diary

It’ll help you organize your thoughts during these difficult times, and may help educate future generations.
Meet Your Meme Lords

Meet Your Meme Lords

A small team at the Library of Congress is archiving internet culture as fast as it can (now, from home).
The Pandemic Is Not an Excuse to Exploit Writers

The Pandemic Is Not an Excuse to Exploit Writers

Internet Archive’s “National Emergency Library” is meant to benefit consumers during the coronavirus crisis. Authors everywhere are losing.
How to Digitize Your Most Important Documents

How to Digitize Your Most Important Documents

If you have some spare time at home and want a productive project, consider creating a digital archive of your personal papers.
How to Digitize Your Most Important Documents

How to Digitize Your Most Important Documents

If you have some spare time at home and want a productive project, consider creating a digital archive of your personal papers.
‘Emergency’ Online Library Draws Ire of Some Authors

‘Emergency’ Online Library Draws Ire of Some Authors

Internet Archive has made 1.4 million books available free online, which some say hurts writers and advances a harmful “copyright ideology.”

A Brooklyn Dodgers Fan Who Never Gave Up on Ebbets Field

Pursuing his dream of rebuilding the beloved ballpark, a die-hard follower found the stadium blueprints buried in a municipal subbasement.