World Treasures of the Library of Congress - Beginnings
  • Koran. Hand-copied in Arabic by Kohazadeh Ahmad Rashid Safi. Decorated by Adham Gharbaldeh al-Balawi. Probably Persian, nineteenth century. African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress (1)
  • Bsod-nams-rgya-mtsho. "Three-Deity Mandala of the Auspicious Beginning" in Chibetto "mandara" shusei (Tibetan Mandalas: The Ngor Collection). Tokyo: Kodansha, 1983. Reproduction. Japanese Collection, Asian Division, Library of Congress (2)
  • Zhao Boju. Ba Xian (The Eight Immortals), ca.1150. Scroll painting. Chinese Rare Book Collection, Asian Division, Library of Congress (2.1)
  • The English Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New. London: The Doves Press 1903-05. Rosenwald Collection, Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (3)

I. Creating

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II. Explaining and Ordering

III. Recording the Past

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