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    John Tyler Papers

    The John Tyler Papers, one of twenty-three presidential collections in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, contains more than 1,400 items dating from 1691 to 1918, most of which fall between 1757 and 1918. The collection is made up primarily of correspondence, including letters and copies of letters to or from Tyler (1790-1862), a governor and U.S. representative and senator from Virginia, who served ...

    • Date: 1691

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    Finding 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 atlases, newspaper articles, sheet music and movie posters. Like our ancestors, we look up at the heavens and wonder. What is the structure of the universe? How significant are we? Are we ...

    • Contributor: Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth

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    The 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." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in ...

    • Date: 1581

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    Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827

    The papers of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), diplomat, architect, scientist, and third president of the United States, held in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, consist of approximately 27,000 items, making it the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. Dating from the early 1760s through his death in 1826, the Thomas Jefferson Papers consist mainly of his correspondence, but they also include ...

    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas

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    Yuan ming yuan zhong lu di pan hua yang : bu fen juan Catalog Record Only

    Illustrations of the Old Summer Palace (Yuan ming yuan), which was completed in 1709; this work was compiled during the Kangxi Period, which ended in 1722; illustrations may have been drawn by famous artist Lei Jinyu.

    • Contributor: China. Nei Fu - Chinese Rare Book Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1709
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    Man'yōshū. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon), the copiers and the date of this copy not known. Caption title. Text in man'yō-gana, chiefly with kana readings. With no borders, text in 12 vertical lines; notes at top and between lines of the text. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Swingle collection. LC set bound in 6 v. LC set has markings and additions written-in in red ink. LC set ...

    • Date: 1709