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The Procession of Flowers in Colorado by Helen Hunt Jackson and Alice A. Stewart. Boston: Roberts Bros., 1886.

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Audubon Birds

Timeless illustrations from "Birds of America" by ornithologist, artist, and naturalist John James Audubon.

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Pompeii on the Potomac: Brumidi's Ninteenth-Century, Roman-style Frescos in the US Capitol by Dr. Elise A. Friedland

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 3pm. Rosenwald Room, LJ 205. Jefferson Building, 2nd Floor. Free and open to the public.

Rare Book of the Month Blog Post: A Revolutionary Woman and the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence


  101 Independence Ave. SE
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 239
  Washington, D.C. 20540-4740
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Sylvester and Orphanos Archive Collection

The correspondence and production materials associated with the operation of Sylvester and Orphanos Publishers from its beginning in 1976 through 2006.

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Digital Selections: The Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection

Visit the new online presentation of digitized Rosenwald books with new content being continually added. This site offers enhanced functionality for both viewing and searching items


The unique materials of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, now totaling over 800,000 items, include books, broadsides, pamphlets, theater playbills, prints, posters, photographs, and medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. At the center is Thomas Jefferson's book collection, which was sold to Congress in 1815.
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  June 7, 2018
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