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American Memory FROM The Library of Congress 



American Memory FROM The Library of Congress 





American Memory FROM The Library of Congress



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    African Americans ~ Daniel A. P. Murray ~ Pamphlets ~ 1818-1907

    African Americans ~ Pamphlets ~ 1824-1909

    African-American Odyssey ~ Exhibit ~ Multiformat

    Arendt, Hannah ~ Papers ~ 1898-1977

    Berliner, Emile ~ Early Recording Industry ~ Multiformat ~ 1870-1956

    Broadsides and Printed Ephemera ~ ca. 1600-2000

    California, First-Person Narratives ~ Books ~ 1849-1900

    Coca-Cola Advertising ~ Films ~ 1951-1999

    Conservation Movement ~ Multiformat ~ 1850-1920

    Coolidge Era ~ Multiformat ~ 1921-1929

    Dance Manuals ~ Books ~ 1490-1920

    Federal Theatre Project ~ Multiformat ~ 1935-1939

    Folk Culture, Florida ~ Multiformat ~ 1937-1942

    Folk Music, California ~ Sidney Robertson Cowell ~ Multiformat ~ 1930s

    Folk Music, Ohio and Erie Canal ~ Captain Pearl R. Nye ~ Songs ~ 1937-1944

    Lincoln, Abraham ~ Multiformat ~ 1850-1909

    Lincoln, Abraham ~ Papers ~ ca. 1850-1865

    Manuscript Division ~ Selected Highlights

    Moldenhauer Archives ~ Musical Documents ~ 1000-1987

    Ohio River Valley ~ Multiformat ~ 1750-1820

    Pearl Harbor and Public Reactions ~ Audio Interviews ~ 1941-1942

    Prairie Settlement, Nebraska ~ Photographs and Letters ~ 1862-1912

    Presidential Inaugurations ~ Multiformat ~ 1789-2001

    Religious Petitions, Virginia ~ 1764-1802

    Slave Narratives ~ Audio Interviews ~ 1932-1975

    Slave Narratives, Federal Writers' Project ~ Multiformat ~ 1936-1938

    Slavery and Law ~ Documents ~ 1740-1860

    Traveling in America ~ Books ~ ca. 1750-1920

    U.S. Congress ~ Documents ~ 1774-1875

    Upper Midwest ~ Books ~ ca. 1820-1910

    Variety Stage ~ Multiformat ~ 1870-1920

    Washington, George ~ Papers ~ 1741-1799

    Woman Suffrage ~ Books and Pamphlets ~ 1848-1921

    Woman Suffrage ~ Scrapbooks ~ 1897-1911

    Women's History ~ U.S. ~ Multiformat

    World War I and 1920 Election ~ Recordings

    World War I ~ Military Newspapers ~ 1918-1919

    World War I ~ Rotogravures ~ 1914-1919



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Library of Congress Collections





·  Aaron Copland Collection

The first release of the online collection contains approximately 1,000 items that yield a total of about 5,000 images.
These items date from 1899 to 1981, with most from the 1920s through ...

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Abdul Hamid II Collection

This collection contains 1,819 photographs in 51 large-format albums date from about 1880 to 1893.
They portray the Ottoman Empire during the reign of one of its last sultans, Abdul-Hamid II and ...

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Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

Items in the collection date from 1833 through 1916, but most of the approximately 20,000 items are
from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65. Treasures in this collection include Lincoln's draft ...

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African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907

A panoramic and eclectic review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between ...

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African American Photographs Assembled for 1900 Paris Exposition

The Paris Exposition of 1900 (Exposition universelle internationale de 1900) devoted a building
to matters of "social economy." The United States section of the building featured an exhibit that, according to W. ...

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African-American Band Music & Recordings, 1883-1923

The core of this presentation consists of "stock" arrangements for bands or small orchestras of popular songs
written by African Americans. In addition, we offer a smaller selection of historic sound recordings ...

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After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor

After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor
presents approximately twelve hours of opinions recorded in the days and months following
the bombing of Pearl Harbor from ...

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Alan Lomax Collection

The Alan Lomax Collection includes ethnographic field documentation, materials from Lomax's various projects,
and cross-cultural research created and collected by Alan Lomax and others on traditional song, music, dance,
and body movement ...

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Alan Lomax Collection of Michigan and Wisconsin Recordings

In 1938 the Library of Congress dispatched the pioneering folklorist and song collector Alan Lomax—
already a seasoned field worker at age 23—to conduct a folk song survey of the Great Lakes region. ...

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Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

The collection contains over 145,000 items. The online version contains 4,695 items (equaling about 51,500 images),
consists of correspondence, scientific notebooks, journals, blueprints, articles, and photographs documenting
Bell's invention of the telephone ...

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Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers

The papers of Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883), lawyer, journalist, governor of Georgia,
member of both houses of the United States Congress, and vice president of
the Confederate States of America, span the ...

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The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana

The collection contains more than 11,100 items. This online release presents over 1,300 items
with a over 4,000 images and a date range of 1824-1931. It includes the complete collection of Stern's ...

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Amazing Grace

This collection highlights the history of the hymn "Amazing Grace" from the earliest printing
of the song to selected performances of it on published and field recordings. These items have been collected ...

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America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915

Work, school, and leisure activities in the United States from 1894 to 1915 are featured
in this presentation of 150 motion pictures. Highlights include films of the United States Postal Service from ...

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America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets

Contains 4291 song sheets. Included among these American songs are ninety-seven British
song sheets from Dublin and London. The collection spans the period from the turn
of the nineteenth century to the ...

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American Choral Music

The seventy-six works presented here are limited to a period beginning shortly
after the Civil War and ending at 1922. The music selected reflects the diversity
of choral music in the collections ...

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American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

This electronic presentation features selected materials from the physical American Colony
in Jerusalem Collection. The full collection in the Manuscript Division
of the Library of Congress represents well over 16,600 items stemming ...

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American English Dialect Recordings: The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection

The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection contains 118 hours of recordings
documenting North American English dialects. The recordings include speech samples,
linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public speeches. They ...

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American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

This collection of life histories consists of approximately 2,900 documents, compiled and
transcribed by more than 300 writers from 24 states, working on the Folklore Project
of the Federal Writers' Project, a ...

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American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920

Comprises 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors recounting their travels in the
colonies and the United States and their observations and opinions about American
peoples, places, and society from about ...

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American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts
of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789

The collection represents an important historical record of the mapping of North America
and the Caribbean. Most of the items presented here are documented in Maps and Charts of North America and ...

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American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and other Printed Ephemera

The collection contains, among other materials, posters, playbills, songsheets, notices, invitations,
proclamations, petitions, timetables, leaflets, propaganda, manifestos, ballots, tickets, menus, and
business cards. There are more than 28,000 items in the collection. ...

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American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920

This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville,
that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater
playbills and programs, 61 motion pictures, ...

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An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920

A collection of over two hundred social dance manuals at the Library of Congress.
The list begins with a rare late fifteenth-century source, Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche (c.1490) and ends ...

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Andrew Jackson Papers

The Andrew Jackson Papers is one of twenty-three presidential collections in the
Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. The Jackson archival collection
contains more than 26,000 items dating from 1767 to ...

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Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar

In 1943, Ansel Adams (1902-1984), America's most well-known photographer, documented
the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California and the Japanese-Americans interned
there during World War II. For the first time, digital scans ...

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Architecture, Design & Engineering Drawings

The Architecture, Design, and Engineering category covers about 40,000 drawings
(described in more than 3,900 catalog records), spanning 1600 to 1989,
with most dating between 1880 and 1940. The designs are primarily ...

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Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape

Listen to audio recordings of prominent Hispanic writers including Nobel Laureates
Gabriel García Márquez, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, and
Octavio Paz, and renowned writers Jorge Amado, Jorge Luis Borges, ...

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Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

Listen to audio-recorded readings of former Consultants in Poetry Elizabeth Bishop,
Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Frost; Nobel Laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Czeslaw Milosz,
and renowned writers such as Ray Bradbury, Margaret ...

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Bain Collection

The George Grantham Bain Collection represents the photographic files of one of America's
earliest news picture agencies. The collection richly documents sports events, theater, celebrities,
crime, strikes, disasters, political activities including the ...

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Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev

The world of ballet changed dramatically when the Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev
took Paris by storm at the Théâtre du Châtelet in May of 1909. Armed with
ground-breaking choreographic originality and ...

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Band Music from the Civil War Era

On September 27, 1974, the Music Division of the Library of Congress re-created
a typical concert of brass band and vocal music from mid-nineteenth-century America.
That concert has become the starting-point for ...

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Baseball Cards

The Benjamin K. Edwards Collection includes 2,100 early baseball cards dating from 1887 to 1914.
Distributed in cigarette packs, these cards were the forerunners of modern sports trading cards.
They portray such ...

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Baseball Sheet Music

This presentation features 147 items of sheet music that reference baseball from the late nineteenth
century to the early twentieth century. Many of the items shown represent the earliest widely-distributed
baseball collectibles; ...

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Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916

This collection consists of twenty-six films of San Francisco from before and
after the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1897-1916. Seventeen of the films depict
San Francisco and its environs before the 1906 ...

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Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

Contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white
photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part
of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works ...

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Brady-Handy Collection

In 1954 the Library of Congress purchased from Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans,
the daughters of Levin C. Handy approximately 10,000 original, duplicate, and copy negatives.
The L.C. Handy Studio ...

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Brazilian Presidential Election 2010 Web Archive

Collection Period: September 2010 to January 2011. The Brazilian elections were held
October 3, 2010. The president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was not allowed by law to
run for another term, ...

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Bronislava Nijinska Collection

The collection of notable dancer, choreographer and teacher Bronislava Nijinska (1891-1972)
contains a diverse variety of materials documenting dance and the arts in the twentieth century.
Available here are over 200 collection ...

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Brumfield Collection

William C. Brumfield, Professor of Russian Studies at Tulane University, New Orleans,
Louisiana, has extensively photographed and written about the wooden architecture of
the Russian North, the jumping-off point for the explorers, ...

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Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982

Includes 41 motion pictures and 28 sound recordings, motion pictures produced
from 1945 to 1965 by Leslie Stewart (owner of the Ninety-Six Ranch), 2,400 still
photographs drawn from the Center's ethnographic field ...

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Burma/Myanmar General Election 2010 Web Archive

Collection Period: May 2010 to January 2011. The November 7, 2010 Burma/Myanmar
elections provided for under the 2008 constitution were watched by the world as
critical to a government seeking broader legitimacy ...

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By Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s

2007 marks the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's rookie season for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
When he stepped onto Ebbets field on April 15th, 1947, Robinson became the first African American in the ...

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Cabinet of American Illustration

Contains more than four thousand original drawings by American book, magazine,
and newspaper illustrators, made primarily between 1880 and 1910.
The collection includes illustrations for magazines, novels, and children's books; cartoons; cover ...

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California as I Saw It: First-Person Narratives of Califonia's Early Years, 1849-1900

Consists of the full texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era
of California's history through eyewitness accounts. The collection covers the dramatic
decades between the Gold Rush and the ...

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California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties
Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell

The collection comprises 35 hours of folk music recorded in twelve languages representing
numerous ethnic groups and 185 musicians. It includes sound recordings, still photographs,
drawings, and written documents from a variety ...

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Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region,

The fourth in a series of local history collections presented by the
National Digital Library Program as part of American Memory,
joining "California As I Saw It", Pioneering the Upper Midwest, and ...

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Captain Pearl R. Nye: Life on the Ohio and Erie Canal

Captain Pearl R. Nye: Life on the Ohio and Erie Canal captures the culture and
music of the men, women, and children who worked and lived along the Ohio and Erie Canal. ...

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The Carnegie Hall Collection of Conversations with Composers

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich held the first Carnegie Hall Composer's Chair from 1995 to 1999.
One of her many initiatives as chair was to build a video archive of interviews with composers whose ...

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Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South

A systematic record of early American buildings and gardens documented
by the noted photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952).
This special collection has more than 7,100 photographs taken primarily in the 1930s but ...

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Carpenter Collection

The more than 15,000 images in the Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection represent
the extensive photographic files assembled by Frank G. Carpenter
and his daughter Frances to illustrate his popular writings on ...

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Cartoon Drawings

Offers more than 9,000 original drawings for editorial cartoons, caricatures, and comic strips
spanning the late 1700s to the present, primarily from 1880 to 1980.
The cartoons cover people and events throughout ...

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Cartoon Drawings: Herblock Collection

1929-1930s Herblock began drawing cartoons for daily newspapers in his native
Chicago in 1929, just six months before the stock market crash plunged the world
into the Great Depression. During his first ...

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Cartoon Drawings: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon

Contains 2,085 drawings, prints, and paintings related to the art of caricature,
cartoon, and illustration, spanning the years 1780 to 1977 and includes works
by 521 American and foreign artists and illustrators. ...

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Cartoon Prints, American

This assemblage of more than 500 prints made in America during the
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries encompasses several forms of political art.
Most of the prints are from the division's PC/US series, ...

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Cartoon Prints, British

The Prints and Photographs Division holds one of the largest collections
of British political and satirical prints in America.
The approximately 9,000 prints (approximately 8,500 distinct images) in the collection highlight British ...

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Case Books

Consists of more than 2,200 books and serials spanning the period 1550 to the present,
with most published between 1840 and 1970. Illustrations are the featured aspect
of these works, and many ...

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Charles Wellington Reed Papers, 1776 to 1926

The papers of Civil War soldier and artist Charles Wellington Reed (1841-1926)
span the years 1776-1926, with the bulk of the material concentrated
in the period 1862-1865, when he served with the ...

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Chronicling America

Historic American newspapers, published between 1836 and 1922, selected
and contributed by state partners in the National Digital Newspaper Program.

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Cities and Towns

This category includes maps that depict individual buildings to panoramic views
of large urban areas. These maps record the evolution of cities illustrating
the development and nature of economic activities, educational and ...

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Civil Rights History Project

On May 12, 2009, the U. S. Congress authorized a national initiative by passing
The Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-19).
The law directs the Library of Congress ...

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Civil War

Explore the faces, places and events of the U.S. Civil War through photographs,
prints and drawings. The Prints & Photographs Division holds thousands of images
relating to the Civil War, found in ...

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Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints

Provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits made during the
American Civil War (1861-1865) and its immediate aftermath.
The images represent the original glass plate negatives made under the supervision ...

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Civil War Maps

Brings together materials from three premier collections: the Library of Congress
Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia.
Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and theater-of-war maps are ...

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Civil War Sheet Music Collection

Cover art for "Fire Away Galop" by J. de Jasienski, published by Wm. Hall & Son,
New York, 1866. The Civil War Sheet Music Collection at the Library of Congress consists of ...

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Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment : Selections from the Tilton C. Reynolds Papers

Comprising 164 items (359 digital images), this online presentation includes
correspondence, photographs, and other materials dating between 1861 and 1865
documenting the Civil War experience of Captain Tilton C. Reynolds, a member ...

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Clara Barton Papers

Philanthropist, nurse, educator, and lecturer. Correspondence, diaries, reports,
legal and financial papers, organizational records, lectures, writings, scrapbooks,
printed matter, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Barton's work
to provide relief services during ...

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College Women's Association of Japan Print Show Collection

More than 180 artists living and working in Japan created the 212 fine art
prints in the College Women's Association of Japan Print Show Collection.
The prints, dating primarily from 2003 to ...

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Confederate States of America Records

The records of the Confederate States of America span the years 1854-1889,
with the bulk of the material concentrated in the period 1861-1865,
during the Civil War in America. The collection relates ...

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Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody

With its roots in Ancient Egyptian music, Coptic Christian chant is one
of the oldest liturgical genres still performed today.
Drawing on the Ragheb Moftah Collection, this presentation explores some of the ...

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Country Studies

Contains the electronic versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy as part
of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division. Intended
for a general audience, books in the ...

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Crisis in Darfur 2006 Web Archive

Collection Period: February 20, 2006 to December 5, 2006. Described by the United Nations
as the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the current conflict in Sudan's western region
of Darfur began in early ...

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Curtis (Edward S.) Collection

The Curtis collection consists of more than 2,400 silver-gelatin, first generation
photographic prints--some of which are sepia-toned--made from Curtis's original
glass negatives. Most of the photographic prints are 5" x 7" although ...

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There are approximately 700 daguerreotypes in the Prints & Photographs Division.
The majority of the images are portraits, but the collection does include a few early
architectural views, outdoor scenes, and copies ...

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The Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection

Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine in London American actor, singer and comedian Danny Kaye
arrives with his wife, Sylvia Fine, for an appearance in London. November 1948.
Following the professional lives of ...

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Dayton C. Miller Collection

The collection contains nearly 1,700 flutes and other wind instruments, statuary,
iconography, books, music, trade catalogs, tutors, patents, and other materials
mostly related to the flute. It includes both Western and nonwestern ...

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Detroit Publishing Company

Includes over 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies as well as about 300 color
photo lithograph prints, mostly of the eastern United States. Subjects strongly
represented in the collection include city and town views, ...

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Discovery and Exploration

This category documents the discovery and exploration with both manuscripts and
published maps. Many of these maps reflect the European Age of Discoveries,
dating from the late 15th century to the 17th ...

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Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789

Contains 277 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and
ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress,
resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early ...

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Dolly Parton and the Roots of Country Music

This presentation explores the influences of country music on Dolly's life and career.
Though sometimes overshadowed by the more glamorous aspects of Dolly Parton's
popular image, traditional Appalachian folk, country, and bluegrass ...

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Drawings (Documentary)

The Documentary Drawings category includes more than 3,000 drawings made
between 1750 and 1970. Eye-witness sketches made during the U.S. Civil War are
the most frequently used images. Also included are topographical ...

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Drawings (Master)

Background and Scope: Joseph Pennell Drawings Some 4,700 drawings created
by American artist, illustrator, printmaker, and writer Joseph Pennell (1857-1926)
are preserved in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Such ...

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Early Virginia Religious Petitions: A Collaborative Project
between The Library of Congress and The Library of ...

Early Virginia Religious Petitions presents images of 423 petitions submitted to the
Virginia legislature between 1774 and 1802 from more than eighty counties and cities.
Drawn from the Library of Virginia's Legislative ...

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Edwin McMasters Stanton Papers, 1818-1921

The papers of lawyer and Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869)
span the years 1818-1921, with the bulk of the material originating
between 1862 and 1870. They consist of approximately 7,650 ...

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Egypt 2008 Web Archive

Collection Period: April 12, 2008 to May 31, 2008. In 2008 Egypt witnessed
a remarkable experience rich in political and democratic practices, and the sites
captured back then should be revisited in ...

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Elliott Carter Collection

Elliott Carter (1908-2012) was one of the most innovative American composers
of the twentieth century. An extensive collection of his holograph scores and
sketches are available in the Library of Congress, and ...

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Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry

Showcases the work of Emile Berliner, a prominent inventor at the end of the
nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. Overlooked by today's historians,
Berliner's creative genius rivaled that of ...

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Ernest Bloch Collection

This site features nineteen early manuscript compositions by composer Ernest Bloch (1880-1959),
spanning the period from 1896 to 1916, and comprising a portion of the
Ernest Bloch Collection at the Library of ...

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The Evolution of the Conservation Movement

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 documents the historical
formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect
America's natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents,
manuscripts, prints, photographs, ...

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Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives

The photographs of the Farm Security Administration -
Office of War Information Photograph Collection form an extensive pictorial record
of American life between 1935 and 1944. This U.S. government photography project was ...

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Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs

Photographers working for the U.S. government's Farm Security Administration (FSA)
and later the Office of War Information (OWI) between 1939 and 1944 made approximately
1,600 color photographs that depict life in the ...

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Felix Mendelssohn at the Library of Congress

Made available here are digital images of selected resources on this composer.
'This collection was created to mark the bicentennial of the birth of composer
Felix Mendelssohn on February 3, 2009. The ...

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Fenton Crimean War Photographs

Roger Fenton's Crimean War photographs represent one of the earliest systematic
attempts to document a war through the medium of photography. Fenton,
who spent fewer than four months in the Crimea (March ...

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Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection

Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection presents traditional
fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia. Recorded
by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67, when Reed was ...

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Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements: Highlights
from the Motion Picture Archives at the Library of ...

A variety of television advertisements, never-broadcast outtakes, and experimental
footage reflecting the historical development of television advertising for a major
commercial product. The online collection includes five excerpts
from stop-motion advertising developed ...

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Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond

A thematic collection exploring changing models of the universe through time,
ideas of life on other words and Carl Sagan's place in the tradition of science.
It features manuscripts, rare books, celestial ...

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Fine Prints

About 85,000 prints created as art works, ca. 1450-present
(most dating between 1800 and the present).
Prints by American printmakers and artists
(e.g., Paul Revere, Mary Cassatt, Jim Dine, Joseph Pennell) predominate, ...

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Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915

The Library's Prints and Photographs Division houses more than
2,500 woodblock prints and drawings by Japanese artists
of the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries including
Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, and Yoshiiku. The Library ...

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Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942

Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections combines sound recordings
and manuscript materials from four discrete archival collections made
by Work Projects Administration (WPA) workers from the Joint Committee on Folk Arts, the ...

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Franz Liszt at the Library of Congress

In order to commemorate the bicentenary of Hungarian composer and
pianist Franz Liszt's birth (2011), as well as to bring attention
to the Library of Congress's substantial holdings of primary source material ...

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Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents
the papers of the nineteenth-century African American abolitionist who
escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery ...

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Freedom's Fortress: the Library of Congress, 1939-1953

Freedom's Fortress: The Library of Congress, 1939-1953, contains a selection
of 209 letters, memoranda, photographs, and publications (1,176 images)
documenting a momentous period in the history of the Library of Congress when ...

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From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection 1822-1909

This online collection offers complete page images of the 396 titles
in the African American Pamphlet Collection, as well as searchable electronic
texts and bibliographic records. The digitization of the collection was ...

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Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection
of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training

Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection
of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training at the
Library of Congress makes available interview transcripts
from the oral history archives of the ...

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Genthe Collection

Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was an internationally recognized photographer working
in the soft-focus pictorialist style. The Library of Congress acquired approximately
20,000 items from his unclaimed studio after his death. The "electronic collection" ...

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General Maps

This category includes maps that typically portray the physical environment
and a variety of cultural elements for a geographic area at a particular point in time.
The maps in this category show ...

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George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799

George Washington is one of twenty-three presidents whose papers are
in the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.
The Papers of George Washington was microfilmed in 1964 as part
of the Presidential Papers ...

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The Gerry Mulligan Collection

[Portrait of Gerry Mulligan, ca. 1980s] by William P. Gottlieb.
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. As a saxophonist,
composer, arranger and band leader, Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996) is a jazz legend. ...

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Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs

The William A. Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs provides
almost 350 images showing African Americans and related military and social history.
The Civil War era is the primary time period covered, ...

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Goldstein Foundation Collection--Prints and Drawings

This category consists of all of the individually issued prints and drawings
in the Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Foundation Collection: 1,688 items dating
primarily from the 1880s to the 1960s. The collection ...

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Gottscho-Schleisner Collection

The collection of more than 45,000 items (negatives, transparencies and prints) came
to the Library of Congress in the early 1980s. The online collection provides access to
29,000 negatives and color transparencies. ...

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Grabill Collection

The one hundred and eighty-eight photographs sent by John C.H. Grabill
to the Library of Congress for copyright protection between 1887 and 1892
are thought to be the largest surviving collection of ...

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Great Conversations in Music

The programs for "Great Conversations in Music" were created and hosted
by the late Eugene Istomin (1925-2003), one of the world's most admired classical musicians.
The four-part series was commissioned by the ...

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Groups of Images (LOTs)

More than 13,000 groups of photographs, prints, drawings, and other visual material
offer access to 1.5 million items dating primarily from the 1800s through the present.
The groups, called "LOTs," gather images ...

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Guide Records

This category provides an overview of collections in the Prints & Photographs Division
in order to indicate the breadth and depth of the visual resources available for research.
The descriptions of "filing ...

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Hannah Arendt Papers

The papers of the author, educator, and political philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)
are one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life.
Located in the Manuscript Division at the ...

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Harris & Ewing Collection

Background and Scope of the Collection The Harris & Ewing, Inc. Collection of photographic
negatives includes glass and film negatives taken by Harris & Ewing, Inc., which provide
excellent coverage of Washington ...

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Hidden Treasures at the Library of Congress

This Week's Hidden Treasure in Partnership with HISTORY This Week's Hidden Treasure
is an exciting opportunity to examine historically meaningful and culturally relevant
artifacts from the treasured collections of the Library of ...

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Highsmith (Carol M.) Archive

Photographs of landmark buildings and architectural renovation projects
in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United States.
The first 23 groups of photographs contain more than 2,500 images and date from 1980 to ...

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Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande: The Juan B. Rael Collection

Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande: The Juan B. Rael Collection
is an online presentation of an ethnographic field collection documenting religious
and secular music of Spanish-speaking residents of ...

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Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic
American Landscapes Survey

The list of building types . . . should include public buildings, churches, residences,
bridges, forts, barns, mills, shops, rural outbuildings, and any other kind of structure
of which there are good ...

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Historic Sheet Music Collection, 1800-1922

Pictured above, Cover art for for "Alice's reverie, op. 18," by J.P. Melmoth,
published by Chas. W. Held, New York, 1890. This sheet music collection
consists of approximately 9,000 items published from ...

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Home Sweet Home: Life in Nineteenth-Century Ohio

Before the age of radio, television, and other electronic diversions, families
made their own entertainment in the home by playing games, reading aloud,
performing plays, and, of course, by making music. Children ...

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Horydczak Collection

The Theodor Horydczak Collection (about 14,350 photographs online)
documents the architecture and social life of the Washington metropolitan
area in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, including exteriors and interiors of
commercial, residential, ...

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Hotchkiss Map Collection

The Hotchkiss Map Collection contains cartographic items made by
Major Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828-1899), a topographic engineer in the
Confederate Army. Hotchkiss made detailed battle maps primarily
of the Shenandoah Valley, some of ...

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Ilka Kolsky Artwork

The Russian-born artist Ilka [Irène] Kolsky (1909–1938) worked in Paris in the 1930s.
It was in Paris that she and violinist Roman Totenberg became acquainted and
developed a close relationship. Kolsky had ...

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Indian General Election 2009 Web Archive

Collection Period: April 9, 2009 to June 29, 2009. This collection of websites documents
the 2009 Indian General Elections. As the world's most populated democratic nation
with the largest number of eligible ...

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Indonesian General Election 2009 Web Archive

Collection Period: March 10, 2009 to October 21, 2009. This collection of websites
documents the Indonesian general elections held in 2009. The collection covers
three separate rounds of elections during that year ...

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Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904

The Westinghouse Works Collection contains 21 actuality films showing various
views of Westinghouse companies. Most prominently featured are the
Westinghouse Air Brake Company, the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company,
and the Westinghouse ...

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Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and
Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

This site features 341 motion pictures, 81 disc sound recordings, and other related materials,
such as photographs and original magazine articles. Cylinder sound recordings
will be added to this site in the ...

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Iraq War 2003 Web Archive

Collection Period: March 13, 2003 to June 16, 2003 and December 31, 2004 to July 21, 2009.
On March 20, 2003, the United States began military action against Iraq for the stated ...

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Irving Fine Collection, ca. 1914-1962

The career of Irving Fine (1914-1962), composer, conductor, writer, and academic,
is documented in the Library of Congress Music Division by approximately 4,350
items from the Irving Fine Collection. Comprising manuscript and ...

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It's Showtime! Sheet Music from Stage and Screen

A database of over 18,000 shows and productions dating from the 1690s to the present,
containing more than 67,000 songs. These pieces come from all over the world
and cover every conceivable ...

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The James Madison Papers, 1723-1859

James Madison (1751-1836) is one of 23 presidents whose papers are held
in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. The Madison Papers
consist of approximately 12,000 items, spanning the period ...

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The James Monroe Papers

The James Monroe Papers at the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress
consist of approximately 5,200 items dating from 1758 to 1839. Monroe (1758–1831)
was the fifth president of the United ...

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Jazz on the Screen Filmography

Jazz on the Screen is a reference work of filmographic information and does not point
to digitized versions of the items described. Celebrating 40 years since the initial

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Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers

The papers of educator, Confederate cartographer and topographical engineer
Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828-1899) span the years 1835-1908, with the bulk of the
material dating from 1875 to 1898. They consist of approximately 20,000 ...

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Joe Smith

Joe Smith with Richard Perry photo: Sandy Gibson More than 25 years ago,
retired music executive Joe Smith accomplished a Herculean feat—
he got more than 200 celebrated singers, musicians and industry icons ...

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Johnston (Frances Benjamin) Collection

NEW! See Gardens and Historic Houses in more than 1,000 hand-colored photos
Collection Overview: Lantern Slides for Garden & Historic House Lectures
Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) was one of the first American ...

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Korab Collection

This selection of almost 800 photographs by Balthazar Korab (b. 1926)
documents 19 projects designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961).
Included are corporate headquarters, airports, university facilities, embassies,

private residences, churches, ...

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Lamb Studios Archive

This online presentation offers images of nearly 2,500 design sketches
for stained glass windows, murals, mosaics, furnishings, metalwork,
and interior architecture. The drawings feature striking watercolors
created from the 1860s to the ...

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Laotian General Election 2011 Web Archive

Collection Period: June 2011 to November 2011. Laos, one of the world's few remaining communist regimes, holds general elections for the National Assembly every five years. Parliamentary Election and Presidential Election were ...

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Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley
and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901

The twenty-eight films of this collection are actuality motion pictures
from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress.
They include footage of President William McKinley at his second inauguration; of ...

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Lawrence & Houseworth Collection

In 1867 the Library of Congress acquired a set of more than 900 albumen silver half
stereographs published by Lawrence and Houseworth of San Francisco.
The acquisition also included the third edition ...

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Legal Blawgs Web Archive

Collection Period: March 1, 2007 to Present (ongoing archive).
This is a selective collection of authoritative sites (associated
with American Bar Association approved law schools, research institutes,
think tanks, and other expertise-based ...

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Leonard Bernstein

About the Leonard Bernstein Collection The Leonard Bernstein Collection
at the Library of Congress is as exceptional as its name would suggest.
Bernstein, arguably the most prominent figure in American classical music ...

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Lewis Carroll Scrapbooks

An original scrapbook that was kept by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
Better known as Lewis Carroll, the Victorian-era children's author of
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871),
Dodgson was ...

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Lewis H. Machen Family Papers

The Gresham family material in the Lewis H. Machen Family Papers consists
of seven diaries kept by Georgia teenager LeRoy Wiley Gresham (1847-1865)
during the Civil War, and approximately 550 items of ...

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The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country
and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through
what they sing." – ...

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Library of Congress Concerts

The Library of Congress Music Division has presented one of the world's most
distinguished concert series for nearly ninety years. The concert webcasts
featured on this site provide an introduction to the ...

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The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906

This collection contains forty-five films of New York dating from 1898 to 1906
from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress. Of these, twenty-five
were made by the American Mutoscope ...

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Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs

More than 1,000 special portrait photographs, called ambrotypes and tintypes,
represent both Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War (1861-1865).
The photographs often show weapons, hats, canteens, musical instruments, painted ...

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Lomax Collection

The collection includes 400 snapshot photographs made in the course of sound recording
expeditions carried out by John Avery Lomax, Alan Lomax, and Ruby Terrill Lomax,
between 1934 and ca. 1950 for ...

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Look Collection

The Look Magazine Photograph Collection is a vast photographic archive created
to illustrate Look Magazine and related publications produced by companies
founded by Gardner Cowles. The cataloged portion of the collection totals ...

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Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase is a landmark event in American history, one that had a
lasting impact not only on the size of the United States, but also on its economic, cultural, and ...

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Manuscript Division Web Archive

Collection Period: March 30, 2006 to December 2, 2006 and January 1, 2009 to Present
(ongoing archive). The Manuscript Division Web Archive includes principally websites
of organizations with which the Division has ...

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Mapping the National Parks

This collection documents the history, cultural aspects and geological formations
of areas that eventually became National Parks. The collection consists of
approximately 200 maps dating from the 17th century to the present, ...

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Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

This collection of Liberia maps includes twenty examples from the
American Colonization Society (ACS), organized in 1817 to resettle free black
Americans in West Africa. These maps show early settlements in Liberia, ...

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The March King: John Philip Sousa

Painting of Sousa during US Marine Band era, [n.d.]. Performing Arts Reading Room.
An online presentation of selected music manuscripts, photographs, printed music,
historical recordings of the Sousa Band, copies of programs ...

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Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph Collection

This collection is a rich source of historical images of the Middle East.
The majority of the images depict Palestine (present day Israel and the West Bank)
from 1898 to 1946. Most ...

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Military Battles and Campaigns

This category contains maps showing campaigns of major military conflicts including
troop movements, defensive structures and groundworks, roads to and from sites of
military engagements, campsites, and local buildings, topography and vegetation. ...

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Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

Between 1897 and 1911 Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller,
filled seven large scrapbooks with ephemera and memorabilia related to their work
with women's suffrage. The Elizabeth Smith Miller ...

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The Moldenhauer Archives - The Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial

The Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress contain approximately 3,500
items documenting the history of Western music from the medieval period through
the modern era and is the richest composite gift ...

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Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1820-1860

Consists of over 15,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during
the years 1820 to 1860. This collection complements an earlier American Memory project,
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music ...

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Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1870-1885

Consists of over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during
the years 1870 to 1885. Included are popular songs, piano music, sacred and
secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method ...

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Music Treasures Consortium

"Um mitternacht" by Franz Schubert. [manuscript score]. Music Division,
Library of Congress. About the Music Treasures Consortium
The Music Treasures Consortium provides online access to the world's
most valued music manuscripts and ...

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Musical Instruments at the Library of Congress

Instrument collecting at the Library began in 1935 with the donation of five
Stradivarius stringed instruments by Mrs. Gertrude Clarke Whittall.
Since then other instruments have been acquired, including strings, flutes and ...

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National Child Labor Committee Collection

Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC),
Lewis Hine (1874-1940) documented working and living conditions of children
in the United States between 1908 and 1924. The NCLC ...

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National Film Registry

Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC),
Lewis Hine (1874-1940) documented working and living conditions of children
in the United States between 1908 and 1924. The NCLC ...

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National Jukebox

The National Jukebox The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox,
which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge.
The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of ...

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National Photo Company Collection

This collection documents virtually all aspects of Washington, D.C., life.
During the administrations of Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge,
and Hoover, the National Photo Company supplied photographs
of current news events in Washington, ...

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Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures, 1914-1919

This online collection is drawn from three primary sources:
The War of the Nations: Portfolio in Rotogravure Etchings,
a volume published by the New York Times shortly after the armistice that compiled ...

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Now What a Time: Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943

Consists of approximately one hundred sound recordings, primarily blues and
gospel songs, and related documentation from the folk festival at
Fort Valley State College (now Fort Valley State University), Fort Valley, Georgia. ...

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Omaha Indian Music

Presented here are selections from the American Folklife Center's collections
documenting Omaha music traditions. The sound recordings include 44 wax cylinder
recordings made in the 1890s (first published on a 1985 LP ...

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Origins of American Animation

The development of early American animation is represented by this collection of
21 animated films and 2 fragments, which spans the years 1900 to 1921.
The films include clay, puppet, and cut-out ...

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Panoramic Maps

The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict
U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and
early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, ...

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Panoramic Photographs

Contains approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes,
landscapes, and group portraits. The images date from 1851 to 1991 and
depict scenes in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. More ...

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Papal Transition 2005 Web Archive

Collection Period: April 5th, 2005 to November 30th, 2005. On April 2, 2005,
Pope John Paul II died at the age of 84; seventeen days later, on April 19, 2005,
Pope Benedict ...

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Patriotic Melodies

Patriotic Melodies tells the stories behind many of the songs that have now
become part of the American national heritage. A combination of hymns,
national songs, music of the theater, radio and ...

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PH Filing Series Photographs

Covers more than 2,500 original, individually cataloged photographic prints
and more than 100 portfolios containing sets of prints created between the
1840s and the present. Many of the Library's photographic prints that ...

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Philippine General Election 2010 Web Archive

Collection Period: March 2010 to May 2010. The Philippines held its first
national-level elections during the American period in 1907; the first
presidential elections were held in 1935. The primary parties participating ...

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Phillips/Mathée Collection

The Phillips/Mathée Collection spans the years 1913-2014, but only one item
is dated later than 1972. The collection is a companion to the
Warren G. Harding-Carrie Fulton Phillips Correspondence, also held by ...

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Photochrom Prints

Contains almost 6,000 views of Europe and the Middle East and 500 views
of North America. Published primarily from the 1890s to 1910s,
these prints were created by the Photoglob Company in ...

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Pioneering the Upper Midwest:
Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910

Portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the seventeenth
to the early twentieth century through first-person accounts, biographies,
promotional literature, local histories, ethnographic and antiquarian texts,
colonial archival documents, and ...

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Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks
from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection

This collection offers access to the four Walt Whitman notebooks and his cardboard
butterfly that were among 10 notebooks which went missing
from the Library of Congress after a 1942 wartime evacuation ...

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Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States, 1926

The Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States is a
presentation of the first 13 manuscript volumes of a larger collection
of 111 volumes of signatures and greetings presented ...

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Popular Graphic Arts

About 15,000 historical prints (ca. 1700-1900) created to document geographic
locations or popular subjects and sometimes used for advertising and educational
purposes. Most are by American printmakers (e.g., Baillie, Currier & Ives, ...

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Posters: Artist Posters

The online Artist Posters consist of a small but growing proportion
of the more than 85,000 posters in the Artist Poster filing series.
This series highlights the work of poster artists, both ...

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Posters: Performing Arts Posters

Contains approximately 2,100 posters in the online Performing Arts Posters
category represent the entire contents of three collections: the Magic Poster Collection,
the Minstrel Poster Collection, and the Theatrical Poster Collection. Background ...

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Posters: Spanish Civil War Posters

The collection consists of approximately 120 posters created between 1936 and 1939
during the Spanish Civil War. In July of 1936, Francisco Franco led a military coup
with the goal of overthrowing ...

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Posters: World War I Posters

This collection makes available online approximately 1,900 posters created
between 1914 and 1920. Most relate directly to the war,
but some German posters date from the post-war period and illustrate events such ...

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Posters: WPA Posters

This collection consists of 907 posters produced from 1936 to 1943 by various
branches of the WPA. Of the 2,000 WPA posters known to exist,
the Library of Congress's collection of more ...

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Posters: Yanker Poster Collection

The Yanker Poster Collection includes more than 3,000 political, propaganda,
and social issue posters and handbills, dating 1927-1980. Most posters are
from the United States, but over 55 other countries and the ...

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Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters, 1862-1912

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Pre-1700 Musical Treasures: Manuscript and Print Collection

Among the thousands of rare books in the Music Division's custody, there is an
exceptional group of musical scores assembled under the Library of Congress
classification M1490. This classification comprises approximately 400 ...

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Presidential Inaugurations

A collection of approximately 400 items (2,000 digital files) relating to inaugurations
from George Washington's in 1789 to Barack Obama's in 2009. "I Do Solemnly Swear . . .":
Presidential Inaugurations includes ...

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Prokudin-Gorskii Collection

Features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca.
1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects among the 2,607 distinct images include people,
religious architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture, public ...

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Public Policy Topics Web Archive

Collection Period: January 2009 to ongoing. This collection is a selection of web sites
containing different viewpoints on a variety of American public policy topics.
The sites in the collection were produced ...

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Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age:
Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives

The digital collection Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age:
Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives is one component
of a collaborative project undertaken by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and ...

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Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996

Contains 181 segments from recorded interviews with quiltmakers and
410 graphic images (prints, positive transparencies, and negatives)
from two collections in the American Folklife Center
at the Library of Congress: the Blue ...

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Ragtime, a uniquely American, syncopated musical phenomenon,
has been a strong presence in musical composition, entertainment,
and scholarship for over a century. See, hear, explore and learn!

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Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

Contains 623 maps chosen from more than 3,000 railroad maps and about
2,000 regional, state, and county maps, and other maps which show
"internal improvements" of the past century. The maps presented ...

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Rochambeau Map Collection

The collection consists of 40 manuscript and 26 printed maps, and a manuscript atlas, the originals of which are in the Library of Congress' Geography and Map Division. The Rochambeau Map Collection ...

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The Roger Reynolds Collection

Roger Reynolds' compositions incorporate elements of theater,
digital signal processing, dance, video, and real-time computer spatialization,
in a signature multidimensionality of engagement.
This Web site provides a glimpse into the process of ...

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Roman Totenberg Papers

The violinist Roman Totenberg enjoyed an extraordinarily long and varied career.
Born on January 1, 1911 in Łódź, Poland, he moved as a child with his family
to Moscow where he first ...

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Samuel Barber at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the preeminent repository for manuscripts
by American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981), one of the most frequently
performed and recorded American composers of the twentieth century.
Numerous music ...

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Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793-1919

Approximately 6,500 items from the Samuel F. B. Morse Papers
in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress have been digitized,
including correspondence, diaries, printed matter, maps, drawings and miscellany.

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Sanborn Maps

The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchable database
of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed
in the collections of the Geography and Map Division. ...

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Selections from the Katherine Dunham Collection

[Katherine Dunham, dancer, three-quarter length portrait] (top to bottom)
Katherine Dunham as Woman with a Cigar from Tropics, by Alfredo Valenti;
Katherine Dunham in the 1940 Broadway hit production of Cabin in ...

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Selections from the Martha Graham Collection

(clockwise from top left) The Dance: Washington Festival [review];
"Graham Presents Copland's Ballet" [clipping] by Oscar Thompson;
A unique dance by Martha Graham [clipping], 1926; [Tangara],
photograph of Martha Graham. Dancer, choreographer, ...

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September 11, 2001 Web Archive

Collection Period: September 11, 2001 to December 1, 2001.
The September 11, 2001 Web Archive preserves the web expressions of
individuals, groups, the press and institutions in the United States and from ...

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September 11, 2001, Documentary Project

Flight Attendant. Photo by David A. Taylor, September 2001.
September 11, 2001, Documentary Project Collection,
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
The September 11, 2001 Documentary Project captures
the reactions, eyewitness accounts, ...

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Show Music on Record

The recordings listed come from various commercial sound media,
from cylinders to CDs and from the 1890s to 2010, including songs
from American shows (and of foreign shows that played in America) ...

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Sikkim Photos (Kandell Collection)

This selection of 300 images portrays the people and landscape
of a kingdom high in the Himalaya Mountains. Sikkim, now part of India,
borders on Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. Dr. Kandell captured ...

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Sir Francis Drake (Kraus Collection)

Sir Francis Drake Sir Francis Drake's accomplishments as an explorer
and naval strategist were unparalleled. His most notable feat was
circumnavigating the earth from 1577-80, the first such voyage since Magellan's in ...

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Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860

This collection consists of 105 library books and manuscripts, totalling
approximately 8,700 pages drawn principally from the Law Library and
the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress, ...

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Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip

This recording trip is an ethnographic field collection that includes nearly
700 sound recordings, as well as fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts
documenting a three-month, 6,502-mile trip through the southern United ...

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The Spalding Base Ball Guides, 1889-1939

Spalding Base Ball Guides, 1889-1939 comprises a historic selection
of Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide and the Official Indoor Base Ball Guide.
The collection reproduces 35 of the guides, which were published ...

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The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures

This presentation features 68 motion pictures, produced between 1898 and 1901,
of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution.
The Spanish-American War was the first U.S. war in which the motion ...

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Sports Byline

Since 1988, the Sports Byline USA radio series has regularly presented
interviews with notable figures from the world of sports. To this point,
they have aired over 6,400 such interviews with athletes, ...

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Sri Lankan Presidential and General Elections 2010 Web Archive

Collection Period: December 2009 to September 2010. After three decades
of ethnic war, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were defeated
under President Rajapaksa and the United People's Freedom Alliance's (UPFA) ...

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Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919

This online collection includes the complete seventy-one-week run of
The Stars and Stripes World War I edition. The Stars and Stripes was published
in France by the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) of ...

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Stereograph Cards

Over 8,000 stereographs available online, representing roughly 15 percent
of the 52,000 stereographs produced from the 1850s to the 1940s,
with the bulk of the collection dating between 1870 and 1920.

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Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia

This collection presents 718 excerpts of sound recordings, 1,256 photographs,
and 10 manuscripts from the American Folklife Center's Coal River Folklife Project Collection.
The project documented traditional uses of the mountains in ...

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Thai General Election 2011 Web Archive

Collection Period: June 2011 to December 2011. Following months of political unrest
and division led by the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship
(UDD or "Red Shirts"), Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced ...

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Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

Consisting of 104 motion pictures and four sound recordings, the majority
of the motion pictures (87) are from the Theodore Roosevelt Association
Collection in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division ...

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The Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827

The papers of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), diplomat, architect, scientist,
and third president of the United States, held in the
Library of Congress Manuscript Division, consist of approximately
27,000 items, making it the ...

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Tibetan Oral History Archive Project

The Tibetan Oral History and Archive Project (TOHAP) is a digital archive of oral history
interviews with accompanying written transcripts (translated into English) documenting
the social and political history of modern Tibet. ...

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Timor Leste 2010-2011 Web Archive

Collection Period: January 12, 2010 to February 16, 2011. The Timor Leste
Web Archive is a selection of websites about the emergence of Timor Leste
as an independent country following independence, declared ...

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Tissandier Collection

The Tissandier Collection contains approximately 975 items documenting the
early history of aeronautics with an emphasis on balloon flight in France and
other European countries. Subjects include general and technical images of ...

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Traditional Music and Spoken Word

The audio recordings represented in the catalog were recorded between
1897 and 1962. The majority of these are lacquer and aluminum-based
instantaneous disc recordings made between 1933 and 1950. The handful of ...

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Transit of Venus March

Transit of Venus The Library of Congress joins with NASA in celebrating the
second "transit of Venus" since December 6, 1882, by providing access to the
score and band parts of John ...

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Transportation and Communication

These maps document the development and status of transportation and
communication systems on the national, state, and local level. Transportation
maps can depict canal and river systems, cycling routes , railway lines ...

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United States Congressional Web Archive

Collection Period: December 12, 2002 to ongoing. The United States Congressional
Web Archive includes member websites of from the House of Representatives and
Senate, from the end of the 107th Congress through ...

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United States Elections Web Archive

Scope: The United States Elections Web Archive includes sites archived weekly
during the election seasons since 2000, documenting sites associated with the
Presidential, Congressional, and gubernatorial elections. The campaign sites archived for ...

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Van Vechten Collection

Comprised of 1,395 photographs taken by American photographer Carl Van Vechten
(1880-1964) between 1932 and 1964, the bulk of the collection consists of portrait
photographs of celebrities, including many figures from the ...

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Veterans History Project

Experience first-person stories of wartime service through personal artifacts,
audio and video interviews.

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Vietnamese General Election 2011 Web Archive

Collection Period: July 2011 to December 2011. Elections in this single-party country
provide opportunity to understand upcoming leaders and changes in overall
development direction. The ruling Communist Party held its National Assembly ...

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Visual Image Web Archive

Collection Period: April 5th, 2006 to November 30th, 2006. Like books and magazines
in the Library's general collections, this set of websites complements the original and
historical visual material held in the ...

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Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories

The almost seven hours of recorded interviews presented here took place between
1932 and 1975 in nine Southern states. Twenty-three interviewees, born between
1823 and the early 1860s, discuss how they felt ...

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Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and
Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940-1941

Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant
Worker Collection is an online presentation of selections from a multi-format
ethnographic field collection documenting the everyday life of ...

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Votes for Women: Selections from the National American
Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921

The NAWSA Collection consists of 167 books, pamphlets and other artifacts
documenting the suffrage campaign. They are a subset of the Library's larger
collection donated by Carrie Chapman Catt, longtime president of ...

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Warren G. Harding-Carrie Fulton Phillips Correspondence

These correspondence (240 items; 1910-1924) consists primarily of letters
written by President Harding (1865-1923), before and during his tenure as
a U.S. senator, to his paramour Carrie Fulton Phillips (1873-1960), wife of ...

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Washington During the Civil War: the Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861-1865

This collection represents three manuscript volumes that document daily life in
Washington, D.C., through the eyes of U.S. Patent Office examiner
Horatio Nelson Taft (1806-1888), including Taft's connection with Abraham Lincoln and ...

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Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the Library of Congress

This selection of Wilbur and Orville Wright's papers at the Library of Congress
comprises about 10,121 items (approximately 49,084 digital images) documenting
the lives of the Wright brothers and their pioneering work ...

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William P. Gottlieb Collection

In 1995 this collection was purchased with financial support from the Ira and
Leonore S. Gershwin Fund. The collection consists of jazz photographs taken
by writer-photographer William P. Gottlieb, from 1938 to ...

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William Speiden Journals

As purser's clerk aboard the U.S. steam frigate Mississippi, William Speiden, Jr.,
(1835-1920) created a two-volume journal dating from 1852 to 1855 documenting
the U.S. Naval Expedition to the China Seas and ...

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Winter Olympic Games 2002 Web Archive

Collection Period: February 8, 2002 to February 27, 2002. The 2002 Winter Olympics
were held in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 8 through February 24, 2002.
The Olympics are one of ...

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Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party

This collection includes 448 digitized photographs selected from approximately 2,650
print photographs in the Records of the National Woman's Party, a collection of more
than 438,000 items, housed in the Manuscript Division ...

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Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950

Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950
highlights letters between Woody Guthrie and staff of the Archive of American Folk Song
(now the American Folklife Center archive) at ...

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Working in Paterson: Occupational Heritage in an Urban Setting

This collection presents 470 interview excerpts and 3882 photographs from the Working
in Paterson Folklife Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
The four-month study of occupational culture ...

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World War I Sheet Music

From 1914 through 1920 the Library of Congress acquired over 14,000 pieces of
sheet music relating to what ultimately became known as the First World War,
with the greatest number coming from ...

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World War II Military Situation Maps

This collection contains maps showing troop positions beginning on June 6, 1944
to July 26, 1945. Starting with the D-Day Invasion, the maps give daily details
on the military campaigns in Western ...

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World's Transportation Commission

This collection contains nearly nine hundred images by American photographer
William Henry Jackson. In addition to railroads, elephants, camels, horses, sleds
and sleighs, sedan chairs,rickshaws, and other types of transportation,
Jackson photographed ...

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Wright Brothers Negatives

The first powered flight was made by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, N.C.,
on December 17, 1903, the result of years of experiments and design
by the Wright brothers, who were operators ...

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Yiddish American Popular Sheet Music

The Library's collection of Yiddish American sheet music is an unusual one for
the Library of Congress. It began, not with a donation or purchase of materials
which were then cataloged, but ...

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Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

This collection present ten plays written by Hurston (1891-1960), author,
anthropologist, and folklorist. Deposited as unpublished typescripts
in the United States Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944,
most of the plays remained ...

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