November 20, 2000 Daniel J. Boorstin to Be Honored at Library of Congress on December 4

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Historian and author Daniel J. Boorstin, who served as Librarian of Congress from 1975 to 1987, will be honored at a "Books & Beyond" program sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, December 4, in the West Dining Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. The program is free and open to the public.

The event marks the publication by Greenwood Press of Daniel J. Boorstin: A Comprehensive and Selectively Annotated Bibliography, edited and compiled by Angela Michele Leonard. Speakers will include Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, Angela Michele Leonard, Center for the Book Director John Y. Cole, and Librarian of Congress Emeritus Boorstin.

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress was established by Dr. Boorstin in 1977. It uses the prestige and resources of the Library of Congress to stimulate public interest in books, reading and libraries. For information about its activities and those of its affiliated centers in 41 states and the District of Columbia, visit its Web site at


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