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Collection Today in History

About this Collection

Today in History is a Library of Congress presentation of historic events illuminated by items from the Library’s Digital Collections.  This feature premiered in April, 1997 to highlight items from the Library’s groundbreaking American Memory digital collections (1994-2016). The essays were written by American Memory Program Staff, and are fact-checked and updated by reference staff from the Library’s Researcher & Reference Services Division. Each essay offers search tips and links selected to encourage users to dive more deeply into the Library’s growing digital collections. 

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