Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: For Congress, the Nation and the World

Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: For Congress, the Nation and the World

by John Y. Cole
     
 

ISBN-10: 0890599718

ISBN-13: 9780890599716

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Bernan Press(PA)

This is perhaps the most comprehensive volume to date on the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Cole, head of the Library's Center for the Book, and Aikin, whose PhD dissertation studied an LC librarian, introduce 14 essays on the library's 200-year history and relationships with the National Archives and Smithsonian; and numerous articles on topics including its…  See more details below

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This is perhaps the most comprehensive volume to date on the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Cole, head of the Library's Center for the Book, and Aikin, whose PhD dissertation studied an LC librarian, introduce 14 essays on the library's 200-year history and relationships with the National Archives and Smithsonian; and numerous articles on topics including its services, special collections, and librarians. Appendices list its officials, legislative appropriations, endowments, and chairmen (no chairwomen yet) of its Congressional Committees. Illustrations feature the Jefferson Building's imposing main Reading Room, library personalities, exhibits, and behind-the-scenes aspects of librarianship. Co-published by the Library of Congress and Bernan Press. Distributed by Bernan Press. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890599716
Publisher:
Bernan Press(PA)
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
569
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 11.44(h) x 1.67(d)

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