CollectionAbdul-Hamid II Collection of Books and Serials Gifted to the Library of Congress In 1884 Sultan Abdul-Hamid II gifted the Library of Congress with a collection of Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Arabic works that he had richly embossed with this inscription in English, French and Ottoman:...
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CollectionAfrican American Perspectives: Materials Selected from the Rare Book Collection "African American Perspectives" gives a panoramic and eclectic review of African American history and culture and is primarily comprised of two collections in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division: the African...
- Date: 1875
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CollectionAinu and Ezochi Rare Collection This collection of rare materials brings together books, manuscripts, and maps produced during the 18th and 19th centuries that document Japanese exploration and observation of the island and prefecture now known as...
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CollectionAlbert Schatz Collection Albert Schatz (1839-1910) was a German music dealer with life-long interest in opera and its history. In 1873, when Schatz assumed ownership of the Musikalienhandlung Ludwig Trutschel Nachfolger in Rostock, Germany, he...
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CollectionThe Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana The collection contains more than 11,100 items. This online release presents more than 1,300 items with more than 4,000 images and a date range of 1824-1931. It includes the complete collection of...
- Contributor: Library of Congress - Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress) - Stern, Alfred Whital
- Date: 1824
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CollectionAmazing Grace This collection highlights the history of the hymn “Amazing Grace” from the earliest printing of the song to selected performances of it on published and field recordings. These items have been collected...
- Date: 1930
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CollectionAn American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 A collection of over two hundred social dance manuals at the Library of Congress. The list begins with a rare late fifteenth-century source, Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche (c.1490) and ends...
- Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Library of Congress. Music Division
- Date: 1998
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CollectionAmerican Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006 This electronic presentation features selected materials from the physical American Colony in Jerusalem Collection. The full collection in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress represents well over 16,600 items stemming...
- Contributor: Spafford, Anna T. - Spafford, Horatio Gates - American Colony (Jerusalem) - Vester, Bertha Spafford
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CollectionAmerican Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 This collection of life histories consists of approximately 2,900 documents, compiled and transcribed by more than 300 writers from 24 states, working on the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers’ Project, a...
- Contributor: Writers' Program (U.S.) - Federal Writers' Project - United States. Works Progress Administration - United States. Work Projects Administration
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CollectionAmerican Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920 Comprises 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors recounting their travels in the colonies and the United States and their observations and opinions about American peoples, places, and society from about...
- Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
- Date: 2003
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CollectionThe Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands This online collection contains digitized items from the Library of Congress collection that was originally made available as The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands/De Atlantische Wereld: Amerika en Nederland digital library...
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CollectionBooks About Music Before 1800 Shortly after the Music Division was established 120 years ago, a handful of acquisition priorities were agreed upon: early writings about music published before 1801 were identified as having both historical significance...
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CollectionCalifornia as I Saw It: First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900 The collection covers the dramatic decades between the Gold Rush and the turn of the twentieth century. It captures the pioneer experience; encounters between Anglo-Americans and the diverse peoples who had preceded...
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CollectionCapital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, 1600-1925 The fourth in a series of local history collections presented by the National Digital Library Program as part of American Memory, joining "California As I Saw It", Pioneering the Upper Midwest, and...
- Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Library of Congress. Rare Book and Special Collections Division
- Date: 2000
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CollectionA Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875 Beginning with the Continental Congress in 1774, America's national legislative bodies have kept records of their proceedings. The records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States Congress make...
- Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Law Library of Congress (U.S.)
- Date: 1998
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CollectionChildren's Book Selections This special collection presents children’s books selected from the General and Rare Book Collections at the Library of Congress. The collection includes classic works that are still read by children today, and...
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CollectionChinese Rare Book Digital Collection The Chinese Rare Book Digital Collection draws from the 5,300 titles of Chinese rare books housed at the Asian Division of the Library of Congress. The online presentation includes nearly 2,000 digitized...
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CollectionCopyright Historical Record Books Collection, 1870-1977 (Preview) The U.S. Copyright Office is governed by Title 17 of the United States Code, which requires the Register of Copyrights to maintain and provide public access to copyright records. This collection is...
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CollectionCountry Studies Contains the electronic versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy as part of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, books in the...
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CollectionDepartment of Defense Annual Reports (1948-1996) and Military Branch Budget Justification Books (1980-1996) This collection consists of: Department of Defense Annual Reports (1948-1996) and military service branch Justification of Estimates Books, "J-Books" (1980-1996). The digital collection is based on a large physical reference collection held...
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CollectionDocuments from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789 Contains 277 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early...
- Contributor: Continental Congress Broadside Collection (Library of Congress) - United States. Continental Congress
- Date: 1774
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CollectionEarly Copyright Records Collection, 1790 to 1870 The documents in this collection are the result of the first federal copyright laws in 1790 and 1831 (as amended) and contain the early copyright records and material held by the federal...
- Date: 1790
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CollectionThe Evolution of the Conservation Movement The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs,...
- Date: 1850
CollectionFelix Mendelssohn at the Library of Congress Made available here are digital images of selected resources on this composer. This collection was created to mark the bicentennial of the birth of composer Felix Mendelssohn on February 3, 2009. The...
- Date: 1820
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CollectionFinding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond A thematic collection exploring changing models of the universe through time, ideas of life on other words and Carl Sagan’s place in the tradition of science. It features manuscripts, rare books, celestial...
- Contributor: Druyan, Ann - Sagan, Carl - Macfarlane, Seth
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CollectionHistoric Sources of Brazilian Law This collection brings together important historical sources of Brazilian law in original editions, covering Brazil and related jurisdictions from the 15th through the 19th centuries. Books in the collection relate to the...
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CollectionHome Sweet Home: Life in Nineteenth-Century Ohio Before the age of radio, television, and other electronic diversions, families made their own entertainment in the home by playing games, reading aloud, performing plays, and, of course, by making music. Children...
- Date: 1800
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CollectionJapanese Censorship Collection The Japanese Censorship Collection contains 1,327 marked-up copies of censored monographs and galley proofs for approximately 1,100 titles, mostly from the 1920s and 1930s. They include copies submitted by publishers for examination...
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CollectionJapanese Rare Book Digital Collection The Japanese Rare Book Digital Collection features materials from the Asian Division at the Library of Congress. The division’s Japanese Rare Book Collection comprises some 6,000 titles that span diverse genres and...
- Date: 1942
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CollectionJohn Adams and the Boston Massacre Trial of 1770 As noted in the 2008 HBO mini-series chronicling the life and career of John Adams (1735-1826), as a young lawyer the future president served as counsel for the defense in the trial...
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CollectionKorean Rare Book Digital Collection The digital collection draws from the 654 titles in the Korean Rare Book Collection housed in the Asian Division of the Library of Congress. The initial online presentation includes 11 digitized rare...
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CollectionLessing J. Rosenwald Collection In 1943, at the height of WWII, Lessing J. Rosenwald (1891-1979) announced that he would donate the entirety of his graphic arts collection, as well as all future purchases, to both the...
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CollectionThe Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing."
- Date: 1581
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CollectionLincoln and the Law Lincoln’s effort to restore the Union and his contributions to American political thought and its ideals of freedom often obscure the fact that he had been a successful attorney. Lincoln himself admitted...
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CollectionMartha Graham at the Library of Congress (clockwise from top left) The Dance: Washington Festival [review]; "Graham Presents Copland's Ballet" [clipping] by Oscar Thompson; A unique dance by Martha Graham [clipping], 1926; [Tangara], photograph of Martha Graham. Dancer, choreographer,...
- Contributor: Barber, Samuel - Riegger, Wallingford - Noguchi, Isamu - Hovhaness, Alan - Emmons, Beverly - Starer, Robert - Horst, Louis - Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance - Graham (Martha) Collection (Library of Congress) - Karan, Donna ... Barber, Samuel - Riegger, Wallingford - Noguchi, Isamu - Hovhaness, Alan - Emmons, Beverly - Starer, Robert - Horst, Louis - Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance - Graham (Martha) Collection (Library of Congress) - Karan, Donna - Tipton, Jennifer - Copland, Aaron - Graham, Martha - El-Dabh, Halim - Lester, Eugene - Weissberger, L. Arnold - Ter-Arutunian, Rouben - Dello Joio, Norman - Hindemith, Paul - Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance - Schuman, William - Martha Graham Dance Company - Rosenthal, Jean - Menotti, Gian Carlo - Skelton, Thomas R.
- Date: 1896
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CollectionMeeting of Frontiers Meeting of Frontiers is a project, originally funded by the United States Congress, devoted to the theme of the exploration and settlement of the American West, the parallel exploration and settlement of...
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CollectionNational American Woman Suffrage Association Collection The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Collection is a library of nearly 800 books and pamphlets documenting the suffrage campaign that were collected between 1890 and 1938 by members of NAWSA...
- Contributor: Stanton, Elizabeth Cady - Catt, Carrie Chapman - Stone, Lucy - Blackwell, Alice Stone - National American Woman Suffrage Association - Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) - Howe, Julia Ward - National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1800
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CollectionNative American Constitutions and Legal Materials The Law Library of Congress collection contains a variety of Native American legal materials. The Law Library holds most of the laws and constitutions from the early 19th century produced by the...
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CollectionOmaha Indian Music Presented here are selections from the American Folklife Center's collections documenting Omaha music traditions. The sound recordings include 44 wax cylinder recordings made in the 1890s (first published on a 1985 LP...
- Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - American Folklife Center
- Date: 2000
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CollectionOpen Access Books This is a growing collection of contemporary open access e-books. The books in this collection cover a wide range of subjects, including history, music, poetry, technology, and works of fiction. Most of...
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