Contact: Guy Lamolinara, Public Affairs Office (202) 707 9217

October 11, 1996

MEDIA ADVISORY
Library of Congress To Host On-Line Chat

"1492: An Ongoing Voyage"

WHAT: On-line chat on "1492: An Ongoing Voyage," a Library of Congress exhibition that celebrated the Columbian quincentenary.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

WHERE: America Online; to join the discussion, go to keyword LIBRARY and click on the "Atrium."

WHO: Dr. John Hebert of the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and curator of the exhibition.

This live chat is part of a Library of Congress series featuring historical materials available from its National Digital Library Program at http://www.loc.gov/.

Future chats (not yet scheduled) will include "Civil War Photographs," "The Gettysburg Address" and "Nation's Forum Sound Recordings."

The Library of Congress National Digital Library Program aims to make freely available on the Internet millions of items of Americana from the Library's collection of 110 million items. The program, established in 1994, is funded by public and private resources.

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PR 96-143
10/11/96
ISSN 0731-3527

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