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America’s Greatest Library

This engaging visual history traces the growth of the collections of the world’s largest library through a combination of concise chronological milestones, brief essays, vivid photographs, and illustrations.

American Libraries 1730-1950 book cover

American Libraries 1730-1950

American Libraries provides a history and panorama of these much-loved structures, inside and out, encompassing the small personal collection, the vast university library, and everything in between.

The Forgotten Fifties

The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures

Featuring more than 200 full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library's magnificent archives, this collection is a visual celebration of the rarely seen treasures in one of the world's most famous libraries and the brilliant catalog system that has kept it organized for hundreds of years.

Mapping the West with Lewis and Clark

America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History

This handsome volume commemorates the centennial of America’s entry into the First World War, bringing to life the tempestuous era from which the United States emerged as a major world power.

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