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

TABLE OF CONTENTS - Introduction - 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


FURTHER READING


Cole, John Y. For Congress and the Nation: A Chronological History of the Library of Congress. Washington: Library of Congress, 1979.

Cole, John Y. Jefferson's Legacy: A Brief History of the Library of Congress. Washington: Library of Congress, 1993.

Cole, John Y. "A National Monument for a National Library: Ainsworth Rand Spofford and the New Library of Congress, 1871-1897, Records of the Columbia Historical Society of Washington, D.C., 1971-1972. Ed. by Francis Coleman Rosenberger. Washington: Columbia Historical Society, 1973.

Cole, John Y. "Smithmeyer & Pelz: Embattled Architects of the Library of Congress," Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress 29: (October 1972): 282-307.

Hilker, Helen-Anne. Ten First Street Southeast: Congress Builds a Library, 1886-1897. Washington: Library of Congress, 1980.

"Madison Building Dedication Set for April 24." Library of Congress Information Bulletin 39 (April 18, 1980): 129-133.


The names of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms are inscribed above the windows to the Whittall Pavilion The names of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms are inscribed above the windows to the Whittall Pavilion, overlooking the Jefferson Building's northwest courtyard. The Whittall Pavilion was built in 1938.



Nelson, Josephus and Judith Farley. Full Circle: Ninety Years of Service in the Main Reading Room. Washington: Library of Congress, 1991.

Reynolds, Charles B. The Library of Congress and the Interior Decorations. Washington: Foster & Reynolds, 1897.

Roberts, Martin. "The Annex of the Library of Congress." Report of the Librarian of Congress for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1937. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1937, pp. 354-357.

Scott, Pamela and Antoinette J. Lee. Buildings of the District of Columbia. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Small, Herbert, comp. Handbook of the New Library of Congress. Boston: Curtis & Cameron, 1897. Includes essays on "Architecture, Sculpture and Painting" by Charles Caffin, and on "The Function of a National Library" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford. A revised edition, published under the title The Library of Congress: Its Architecture and Decoration, edited by Henry Hope Reed, was published by W.W. Norton in 1982.

Walter, Emily L'Oiseau. A Complete Collection of the Quotations and Inscriptions in the Library of Congress. Eleventh Revised Edition. Baltimore, 1930.


TABLE OF CONTENTS - Introduction - 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


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