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'Pulp Fiction,' 'Mary Poppins' added to National Film Registry

'Pulp Fiction,' 'Mary Poppins' added to National Film Registry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- "Pulp Fiction," "Mary Poppins," "Roger & Me" and "The Quiet Man" are among the 2013 additions to the National Film Registry, the U.S. Library of Congress said.
Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- James Taylor will headline a concert at the White House next week, when the Library of Congress honors Carole King with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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'A Christmas Story' listed on National Film Registry ... Queen invites Kate's parents for Christmas ... Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman 2' to open Dec. 20, 2013 ... Bruno Mars' 'Locked Out of Heaven' tops U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.
'A Christmas Story' listed on National Film Registry

'A Christmas Story' listed on National Film Registry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- "A League of Their Own," "A Christmas Story," "The Matrix," "Dirty Harry" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin" were added to the U.S. National Film Registry in 2012.
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Singer-songwriter Carole King is first woman to win Gershwin Prize

Singer-songwriter Carole King is first woman to win Gershwin Prize

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-songwriter Carole King has been named the 2013 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Library of Congress debuts website

Library of Congress debuts website

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Library of Congress says a beta website that will replace its existing online catalogs next year has user-friendly search features for public users.

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Natasha Trethewey named poet laureate

Natasha Trethewey named poet laureate

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Library of Congress said Thursday Natasha Trethewey has been appointed poet laureate for 2012-13.
Library preserves 25 more recordings

Library preserves 25 more recordings

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- The songs "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Stand By Your Man," and a recording of Mort Sahl's comedy act are to be preserved by the U.S. Library of Congress.

Library of Congress to preserve 'Exorcist'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- "All the President's Men" and "The Exorcist" are among the U.S. movies to be preserved in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
Library of Congress to preserve 'Thriller'

Library of Congress to preserve 'Thriller'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Library of Congress says it plans to preserve "The Incredible Shrinking Man," "Jezebel," "The Muppet Movie" and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video.
McCartney to receive Gershwin Prize

McCartney to receive Gershwin Prize

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney has been chosen to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, a U.S. Library of Congress official confirmed Sunday.
Ryan set for 2nd Poet Laureate term

Ryan set for 2nd Poet Laureate term

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Librarian of Congress James H. Billington says he has appointed Kay Ryan to serve a second term as U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
Library of Congress to honor Wonder

Library of Congress to honor Wonder

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder has been chosen to receive the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, it was announced Tuesday.
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President and Mrs. George W. Bush descend stairs at the Library of Congress following a program honoring authors at the National Book Festival Gala Dinner in Washington, DC, September 28, 2007. Also shown are Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and Mrs. Marjorie Billington. (UPI Photo/Martin H. Simon/Pool)
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James Hadley Billington (born 1 June 1929) is an American academic. He is the thirteenth Librarian of the United States Congress.

Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Billington was educated in the public schools of the Philadelphia area. He was class valedictorian at both Lower Merion High School and Princeton University, where he graduated with highest honors in 1950. Three years later, he earned his doctorate from Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Following service with the U.S. Army and in the Office of National Estimates, he taught history at Harvard University from 1957 to 1962 and subsequently at Princeton University, where he was a professor of history from 1964 to 1974.

From 1973 to 1987, Billington was director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the nation’s official memorial in Washington, D.C. to America’s 28th president. As director, he founded the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at the Center and seven other new programs as well as the Wilson Quarterly.

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