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America's library : the story of the Library of Congress, 1800-2000

Author: James Conaway; Library of Congress.
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press in association with the Library of Congress, 2000.
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Traces the history of the Library of Congress under the leadership of each of the men who have been appointed as Librarian of Congress and discusses how the Library's collections have reflected American political and intellectual developments.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Conaway; Library of Congress.
ISBN: 0300083084 9780300083088
OCLC Number: 42980123
Description: xiii, 226 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Such books as may be necessary (1800-1814) --
2. Source (1814-1861) --
3. Crystal fountain (1861-1896) --
4. Round table (1897-1939) --
5. Comet and the ploughman (1939-1954) --
6. Delicate balance (1954-1974) --
7. Republic of letters (1975-1987) --
8. Accessible (1987-2000).
Responsibility: James Conaway ; foreword by James H. Billington ; introduction by Edmund Morris.
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Traces the history of the Library of Congress under the leadership of each of the men who have been appointed as Librarian of Congress and discusses how the Library's collections have reflected American political and intellectual developments.

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