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Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division

Overview
Works: 194 works in 224 publications in 5 languages and 4,010 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Sources  Art  Portraits  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Biography 
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Classifications: Z997.R817, 026.00074753
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Vision of a collector : the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Library of Congress by Library of Congress( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North American Indian portfolios from the Library of Congress : Bodmer, Catlin, McKenney & Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First booklist of the Library of Congress : a facsimile( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American perspectives pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907( )

in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection presents a panoramic and eclectic review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900. Among the authors represented are Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Benjamin W. Arnett, Alexander Crummel, and Emanuel Love. The African-American Pamphlets contain 351 rare pamphlets offering insight into attitudes and ideas of African-Americans between Reconstruction and the First World War
Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention 1774-1789( )

in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Continental Congress Broadside Collection (253 titles) and the Constitutional Convention Broadside Collection (21 titles) contain 274 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence
From slavery to freedom the African-American pamphlet collection, 1824-1909( Book )

in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 397 pamphlets from the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, published from 1824 through 1909, by African-American authors and others who wrote about slavery, African colonization, emancipation, reconstruction, and related topics
An American time capsule three centuries of broadsides and other printed ephemera( )

in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Web site makes some of the over 28,000 pieces contained in the Printed Ephemera Collection at the Library of Congress available on the Internet. The collection displays a wide array of printed American materials from the 17th to the 20th centuries depicting American society and culture such as: posters, notices, advertisements, proclamations, leaflets, propaganda, manifestos, and business cards
Biblia Latina Mainz, ca. 1455 : Gutenberg Bible( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in Latin and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digitized version of the 42-line Gutenberg Bible from the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress. Includes commentary by Janet Ing Freeman; English translation of the Bible; information on the binding, collation, and provenance
Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano : 1590 by Domenico Fontana( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digitalized facsimile of this book, originally published in 1590, which memorialized the Vatican's relocation of an Egyptian obelisk in Rome, described as the greatest engineering feat of the 16th century
Radical pamphlets in American collections( Book )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miller NAWSA suffrage scrapbooks, 1897-1911 from the collection of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller by Elizabeth Smith Miller( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains bibliographic description for and access to the documents of the activities of the Geneva Political Equality Club between 1897-1911, collected in seven large scrapbooks with ephemera and memorabilia related to the work with women's suffrage. The Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller scrapbooks (as it is known in its print format) are a part of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Collection
"California as I saw it First-person narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of the full texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts. The collection covers the dramatic decades between the Gold Rush and the turn of the twentieth century
Slaves and the courts, 1740-1860( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents more than a hundred pamphlets and books, published between 1772 and 1889, concerning the difficult experiences of African and African-American slaves in the American colonies and the United States. The documents, most from the Law Library and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress, comprise an assortment of trials and cases, reports, arguments, accounts, examinations of cases and decisions, proceedings, journals, a letter, and other works of historical importance. All but one of the items are available both as online images and as searchable text; the exception is an unpublished handwritten slavery code of 1860 for the District of Columbia, which is available as images only
The capital and the bay narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay region, ca. 1600-1925( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents books that capture the Washington, D.C. area and Chesapeake Bay region in words and pictures. Depicts the region as it developed between the onset of European settlement and the first quarter of the twentieth century. Selected from the Library of Congress's general collections and its Rare Book and Special Collections Division, the collection offers first-person narratives, early histories, historical biographies, promotional brochures, and books of photographs
America singing nineteenth-century song sheets( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 4,291 song sheets for popular music from the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress. Consisting of lyrics produced between the turn of the nineteenth century and the 1880s, the collection reflects the political, social, and economic life of the time. Includes 97 British song sheets from Dublin and London
The chronicles of Baltimore : being a complete history of "Baltimore town" and Baltimore city from the earliest period to the present time by J. Thomas Scharf( )

1 edition published in 1874 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneering the Upper Midwest books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the local history of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century. Depicts the land, resources, and people of each region. Derived from first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories, ethnographic and antiquarian texts, colonial archival documents, and other works from the collections of the Library of Congress. Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress
As I remember; recollections of American society during the nineteenth century by Marian Gouverneur( )

1 edition published in 1911 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheet music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Online collection of over 200 sheet-music compositions that reflect Lincoln and the Civil War as seen through popular music. The collection, compiled by Alfred Whital Stern (1881-1960), spans the years from the 1859 Lincoln presidential campaign to the centenary of his death in 1909
Votes for women selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of 167 books, pamphlets, and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. This is a subset of the Library of Congress's larger collection donated by Carrie Chapman Catt, longtime president of NAWSA, in Nov. of 1938. Includes works from the libraries of other members and officers of the organization: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Alice Stone Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Smith Miller, and Mary A. Livermore. Includes 100-year suffrage timeline
 
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The North American Indian portfolios from the Library of Congress : Bodmer, Catlin, McKenney & Hall
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controlled identityLibrary of Congress. Rare Book Division

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Library of Congress Etats-Unis Rare book collection

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Library of Congress Etats-Unis Reference department Rare book division

Library of Congress. Rare Book Division

Languages
English (54)

German (7)

Latin (4)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

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Biblia Latina Mainz, ca. 1455 : Gutenberg BibleDella trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano : 1590