On These Walls:Inscriptions and Quotations in the
Buildings of the Library of Congress

by John Y. Cole



A Brief History of the Library of Congress

The Thomas Jefferson Building

The John Adams Building

The James Madison Memorial Building

Author's Note and Acknowledgements

Further Reading

Concordance of Images (Includes information on how to order copies of the images)

How to order print copies of this book

Credits for the Print Version

This publication was made possible by generous support from the James Madison Council, a national, private-sector advisory council dedicated to helping the Library of Congress share its unique resources with the nation and the world.

John Y. Cole, a librarian and historian, began working at the Library of Congress in 1966. He has been director of the Center of the Book in the Library of Congress since it was established in 1977.

Book design by Robert L. Wiser, Meadows & Wiser, Washington, DC

Credits for the World Wide Web Version

  • Nancy De Sa, Network Development and MARC Standards Office
  • Julie Mangin, Network Development and MARC Standards Office

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