The exhibition highlights ABT’s seventy-five year history with objects drawn from the Library’s American Ballet Theatre Collection, as well as from its extensive dance and music collections.
Explores a millennium of Persia’s rich literary tradition with materials selected from the outstanding Persian collection in the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division.
Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has generously placed his copy of the map at the Library.
Transports visitors to the momentous day of the March on Washington—a day that transformed our nation—when 250,000 people participated in the largest nonviolent demonstration for civil rights that Americans had ever witnessed.
Examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americansand Europeans, and the changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. It features selections from the Jay I. Kislak Collection.
Celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as "Herblock"—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings, to change every six months, drawn from the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collection.
Take a trip through a re-created version of Jefferson’s library, which assembles 6,487 volumes that founded the Library of Congress, and learn how one of America’s greatest thinkers was inspired through the world of books.
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Consists of original materials and oral histories drawn from the Veterans History Project collections at the Library of Congress.
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One-Day Teachers Workshops
One-day Teachers Workshops invite educators from across the country to learn about the Early Americas based on Library of Congress primary and web based materials.
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