Kay has been an uplifting presence as Laureate during the past year, and her poetry continues to awe and delight readersRyan set for 2nd Poet Laureate term Apr 15, 2009
It's hard to think of another performer and composer who has had a more indelible and transformative effect on popular song and music of several different genres than Paul McCartneyMcCartney to receive Gershwin Prize Nov 15, 2009
Half the films produced in this country before 1950 -- and as much as 90 percent of those made before 1920 -- are lost forever25 movies named to National Film Registry Dec 27, 2007
We are excited about this unique collection and look forward to partnering with WWOZ and the Grammy Foundation to preserve it and make the historic recordings available to the American peopleHistoric jazz, blues recordings preserved Sep 10, 2007
Ted Kooser's dedication and initiatives are already attracting new audiences to poetryU.S. Poet Laureate reappointed for a year Apr 12, 2005
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.