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  • Testimony to Congress
    Statement of James H. Billington
    The Librarian of Congress
    Before the Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
    Committee on Appropriations
    U.S. House of Representatives
    FY 2008 Budget Request
    March 22, 2007

  • Testimony to Congress
    Statement of James H. Billington
    The Librarian of Congress
    Before the Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
    Committee on Appropriations
    U.S. House of Representatives
    The Library's Broad Transformation into the Digital Age
    March 20, 2007
    Testimony (PDF, 228 KB) | Informational Timeline (PDF, 941 KB)

  • World Digital Library
    James H. Billington
    The Librarian of Congress
    Remarks to the Plenary Session
    The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO
    Georgetown University
    June 6, 2005

  • Testimony to Congress
    Statement of James H. Billington
    The Librarian of Congress
    before Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch
    Committee on Appropriations
    U.S. Senate
    FY 2006 Budget Request
    April 19, 2005

  • Testimony to Congress
    Statement of James H. Billington
    The Librarian of Congress before Subcommittee on Legislative Appropriations
    Committee on Appropriations
    U.S. House of Representatives
    FY 2005 Budget Request
    February 25, 2004

  • Witness Testimony (PDF, 15 KB)
    U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    "Putting the Teaching of American History and Civics Back in the Classroom"
    April 10, 2003

  • Testimony to Congress
    Statement of James H. Billington
    The Librarian of Congress
    Before the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch
    Committee on Appropriations
    U.S. Senate
    FY 2004 Budget Request
    April 10, 2003

  • Humanizing the Information Revolution
    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Conference
    August 21, 2002

  • Testimony to Congress
    Statement of James H. Billington
    The Librarian of Congress
    Before the Subcommittee on the Legislative Committee on Appropriations
    U.S. House of Representatives
    FY 2003 Budget Request
    April 24, 2002

  • The Search for a New Russian National Identity-Russian Perspectives
    Dr. James H. Billington
    The Librarian of Congress
    and
    Dr. Kathleen Parthé
    University of Rochester
    Part of the Project on Russian Political Leaders
    Funded by a Carnegie Foundation Grant to
    James H. Billington and the Library of Congress
    March 2003