For a look at some of the most important and fascinating items in the Library, visit the exhibition "American Treasures." Every three months, selected items in this exhibition, from the more than 200 on view, are removed and replaced with other Library treasures. Currently (running through Nov. 13), the exhibition features materials from the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center.
"From the Home Front and the Front Lines" will expose visitors to the personal experiences of veterans who fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War that are taken from firsthand accounts documented in correspondence, photographs, diaries, bound volumes and albums. Maps, flags and military papers are included in the exhibit as well, which will also include two audiovisual stations. One includes filmed recollections of veterans, and the other contains a compilation of feature film clips reflecting the film industry's interpretation of war and war experiences.