Jefferson's legacy: a brief history of the Library of Congress, Volume 1

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Library of Congress, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 103 pages
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The Library of Congress occupies a unique place in American civilization. Established a legislative library in 1800, it grew into a national institution in the 19th century. Since WW II, it has become an international resource of unparalleled dimensions. This documnet is a history of the Library of Congress, America's oldest national cultural institution, which will be 200 years old in the year 2000. Thomas Jefferson's personal library is the library's core. Discusses the collections, the buildings, and the Librarians of Congress. Reading list. Color photos.

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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John Y. Cole is a librarian, historian, and director of The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

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