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- Reference Policy:
- Telephone and mail reference questions are accepted.
- OCLC. The Tibetan collection is listed on OCLC.
- Background Note:
- Founded in 1893.
- The Media Services Department holds the Tibetan Buddhist Canon,
commentarial section. This Tibetan Canon has been microfilmed
from the 209 volumes deposited at the Library of Congress and
is contained on 2,226 microfiche. Volume 208 contains Dkar chaqs
(Tibetan-style table of contents). The original wood-blocks from
which this edition was printed were carved at the Tibetan monastery
at Cone, Kansu, Western China, during the 18th century. The original
Sanskrit texts were collected, translated, and arranged in the
categories of the present Tibetan Canon between the 10th and the
Buddhism--Sacred books; Tanjur--Cone edition; Tibetan Buddhism; Tibetan
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