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Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives:
A Guide to Resources in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia

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Lists of Entries: District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia

American University Library

Address: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8046
Telephone Number: (202) 885-3257
Fax Number: (202) 885-3226
Contact Persons: Chris Lewis, Media Librarian
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Access Policies

Hours of Service:
Hours vary by semester
Open to the public: Yes
Photocopying:: Yes
Interlibrary loan: No

The Library is open to the public, but a photographic identification card is necessary. A driver's license is acceptable.

Reference Policy:
Telephone and mail reference questions are accepted.
OCLC. The Tibetan collection is listed on OCLC.
Background Note:
Founded in 1893.

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Description of Collections

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 17th centuries.

Subject Headings

Buddhism--Sacred books; Tanjur--Cone edition; Tibetan Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhist canon

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