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Upcoming Lecture
Time and Timelessness: Everything You Wanted to Know About Time, (But Were Afraid to Ask). By Péter Zilahy

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 3pm in the Rosenwald Room, (LJ-205), Jefferson Building. Free and open to the public.

Books and other items available from the Library of Congress Sales Shop


Blog on the NAWSA Collection: “Roll up your sleeves, set your mind to making history.”
Image from: The Torch Bearer, 1916.

Also see the online NAWSA Collection to view all documents.

Fresh Off the Digital Press: Cronecken der Sassen, (Chronicles of Saxony) Mainz, Peter Schoeffer, March 6, 1492.

From the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection

New Rare Book Pinterest Board

The Brownie' Book (1920-1921)

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Featured Online Content

The Gutenberg Bible
The first great book printed in Western Europe from movable metal type.

See the Susan B. Anthony Collection's new Annotated Bibliography With Inscriptions

[Susan B. Anthony, full-length portrait, seated, facing left]. From the Prints and Photographs Division



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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  May 26, 2017
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