Donnerstag, 8. Februar 2018

Illustrated History of the Library of Congress

A new book from Library of Congress historian John Y. Cole, “America’s Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress,” tells the story of the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and how it came to be the world’s largest library.




Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden calls the Library “a place where you can touch history and imagine your future,” and the story of its creation and evolution comes alive in this rich chronology. The book is the first authoritative history of the Library in nearly 20 years.
Published on Jan. 9 by D Giles Limited in association with the Library of Congress, “America’s Greatest Library” highlights the personalities and events that created and sustained the institution over its 217-year history, starting at a time when Washington had no other libraries or cultural institutions. ... [mehr] https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2018/02/new-book-illustrated-history-of-the-library-of-congress/

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