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Clockwise from left: Kente Cloth; 18th century Middle East book binding; The Washington Haggadah

New AMED Publications:

  • The Library of Congress has recently published Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Collections: Illustrated Guides. The three-volume set includes individual illustrated guides to the Library's Africana, Hebraic, and Near East collections. They narrate the growth of the Library's extensive and comprehensive holdings of the intellectual heritage of more than 70 countries and countless peoples, lands and cultures of sub-Saharan and North Africa, Israel, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

  • The Division has issued a new brochure describing its services and collections. Helpful information about where to write for more information and about using the AMED Reading Room is included. It is available free-of-charge by calling (202) 707-7937 or writing:

African and Middle Eastern Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4820


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