DATE: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:00-9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Maggiano's-Chevy Chase
5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, DC
LOCATION: Maggiano's-Chevy Chase 5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, DC
Lincoln Treasures at the Library of Congress
The Lincoln Group of DC is pleased to welcome Michelle Krowl as our may 15, 2018 speaker. Krowl is the Civil War and Reconstruction specialist in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. She was previously a research assistant for historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, and an assistant professor of History at Northern Virginia Community College. She earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Berkeley with a dissertation entitled "Dixie's Other Daughters: African-American Women in Virginia, 1861-1868." Michelle has been a long-time friend of the Lincoln Group of DC and an invaluable resource for Lincoln and Civil War authors.
Among her responsibilities at the Library of Congress, Krowl’s duties focus on expanding the collections and making them accessible to the public. On a day-to- day basis that can involve recommending acquisitions and working with donors of collection material, helping patrons discover material relevant to their research, participating in the Library’s effort to digitize Civil War collections in commemoration of the 150 th anniversary of the Civil War, co-curating exhibits and small displays of Civil War materials, and doing public outreach to promote awareness of what the Manuscript Division and the Library of Congress have to offer. The materials she works with are typically collections of personal papers, which usually contain correspondence and
diaries, but can also include photographs, scrapbooks, unpublished manuscripts, an assortment of printed material, and sometimes even three-dimensional objects.
In this very special tribute to our own premier collectors, Paul and Brenda Pascal, who will receive the Lincoln Award, Michelle will take us into the amazing Lincoln treasures held at the
Library of Congress. This is a meeting you won’t want to miss.
NOTICE: We will also have our biennial election of officers. You must be present to vote.
All officer positions are up for election so this is an important meeting to attend. It will also be our last official dinner meeting prior to September (though we’ll have plenty of summer activities so keep checking your email and the Lincoln Group of DC website).