Natasha Trethewey was praised by Librarian of Congress James Billington for making herself so accessible to the public.
Don DeLillo, who has been called 'chief shaman of the paranoid school of American fiction,' is the author of works that include 'White Noise' and 'Underworld.'
The writer is the first African-American poet laureate in almost a decade and the first Southern writer since Robert Penn Warren was appointed in 1986.
Thomas Jefferson, described Americans as 'subjects' in an early draft of the Declaration of Independence. While the ink was still wet, he erased that word and replaced it with 'citizens.'
Willie Nelson, Tupac Shakur, and Creole Jazz were included by the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry, highlighting 'diverse beauty, humanity and artistry" of the American soundscape.
The former Beatle performed at a private concert for Nancy Pelosi, Stevie Wonder, and Jerry Seinfeld. He will play for President Obama at the White House Wednesday.
The Library of Congress plan to archive all communication on Twitter has us wondering how history would sound if Twitter had been around in 1776.