The Library of Congress gratefully
acknowledges the generous support of
The Document Company
which has made possible
the unprecedented World Treasures
and this online presentation.
collections of the Library of Congress started with the
arrival of the Thomas Jefferson library in 1815. Today the
collections are unparalleled; they are comprehensive in scope and
include research materials in more than 460 languages and in
Like its sister exhibition, American
Treasures, this installation will be an ongoing exhibition
and will feature the most treasured materials. The Library
international gallery starts with "Beginnings," an exploration
of how world cultures have dealt with the creation of the universe
and explained the heavens and the earth. "Beginnings"
will run through March 15, 2003. World Treasures will reopen with
a new theme Fall, 2005.