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The Xerox 914 was unveiled on September 16, 1959 and has been a staple in office large and small ever since. Read about the copier's history here.

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Above: Historic American Engineering Record, creator. Replica of Chester Carlson's original Xerox copier - Battelle Memorial Institute, Xerography. 1927. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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Commodities: A Resource Guide New resource

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Carol Highsmith, photographer. [Exterior view. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.] 2007. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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Business Reference Services is the starting point for conducting research at the Library of Congress in the subject areas of business and economics. Here, reference specialists in specific subject areas of business assist patrons in formulating search strategies and gaining access to the information and materials contained in the Library's rich collections of business and economics materials.
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