ERIC Number: ED368388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Library of Congress Rare Books and Special Collections: An Illustrated Guide.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
The Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress contains approximately 650,000 books, broadsides, pamphlets, theater playbills, title pages, prints, posters, photographs, and medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. The division's holdings encompass nearly all eras and subjects and it maintains special collections as well as the general collection which reflects its strengths and contains at least a few books about virtually every subject that the Library of Congress as a whole collects. This guide contains descriptions and examples of the following collections: American History; American Literature; Europe; the Book Arts; and the Illustrated Book. A list of the 149 special collections is also included. Many illustrations showing items from the collections are included. (JLB)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.