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New Online Resources:

Willliam Henry Harrison Papers

John J. Pershing Papers

New Online Exhibition:
Jacob Riis: Revealing “How the Other Half Lives”

Featured Webcast:
Rosa Parks Collection: Telling Her Story at the Library of Congress Rosa Parks Collection video

  Weekdays and Saturday
  8:30am to 5:00pm
  Closed Federal holidays
  Contact Information

Manuscript Reading Room closed Friday, November 11 and Thursday, November 24

NOTE: Some boxes of Margaret Mead Papers out of circulation

  101 Independence Ave. SE
  Room LM 101
  James Madison Memorial Bldg
  Washington, D.C. 20540-4680
  Map showing location


ATTENTION-- Before Visiting the Manuscript Reading Room: All researchers are advised to write or telephone the Manuscript Reading Room prior to visiting. Many collections are stored off-site, and advance notice is needed to retrieve these items for research use.

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The Manuscript Division's holdings, approximately sixty million items in eleven thousand separate collections, include some of the greatest manuscript treasures of American history and culture and support scholarly research in many aspects of political, cultural, and scientific history.
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