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Notice: On Monday, April 4, 2022, the Science and Business Reading Room in the Adams Building will re-open. Our Reading Room hours are Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30am-8:30pm, and Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30am-5pm. Appointments will be optional, but encouraged to ensure collection material is accessible during your visit. Starting on April 4, researchers can request an appointment using the Science, Technology & Business online form. Library staff will confirm the date and time of your scheduled appointment. For more information visit the onsite researchers page.

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Carol Highsmith, photographer. Sunflowers in Wisconsin. [between 1980 and 2006]. Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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Above: Carol M. Highsmith, photographer. A Sculpture of Benjamin Franklin. 2019. Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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