eBook Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: For Congress, the Nation & the World, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1598880365
  • ISBN-13: 9781598880366
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 569 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released October 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004
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Overview

The Encyclopedia of describes the historical development of the collectiolns, functions, and services of the world's largest research institution from its origin in 1800 to 2004.

The Encyclopedia presents a comprehensive overview of the Library, particularly how cultural circumstances, politics and strong personalities shaped its early development and expansion into what eventually became "America's Library," a national and international institution of great significance and influence. In addition, the Encyclopedia provies answers to questions such as:

  • How and why did Thomas Jefferson's personal library become the core of the Library's collections?
  • Which Librarian of Congress served simultaneously as a battlefield surgeon?
  • Why was the appointment of poet and writer Archibald MacLeish as Librarian of Congress in 1939 controversial?

The Encyclopedia contains 13 expertly written essays that summarize themes in the Library's evolution; its role in the national and international arenas, including its relationships with the American library community as well as with scholars; and its interactions with other federal cultural institutions, such as the Smithsonian Institution and the National Archives. The Encyclopedia also includes over 75 articles that describe the Library's collections and principal administrative units. The Encyclopedia's appendices bring together information about the Library never compiled before in any other source-such as information about the Library's senior officials and the growth of the Library's collections.

The Encyclopedia is enhanced by the inclusion of a 10-page color portfolio depicting the Library's spectacular Jefferson Building and 200 black and white illustrations that provide a graphical overview of the history of the Library.
Originally published in print format in 2005.

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Portfolio: The Thomas Jefferson Building.
Preface.
Introduction.
Acknowledgments.
1: America's Library: A Brief History of the Library of Congress.
2: The Congressional Research Service.
3: The Law Library and Collections.
4: The Copyright Office.
5: The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
6: The International Role of the Library of Congress.
7: The National Digital Library and the Library's Electronic Resources.
8: The Library of Congress and its Digital Future.
9: The Library of Congress and Scholarship.
10: The Library of Congress and American Librarianship.
11: The Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution: A Legislated Relationship.
12: The Library of Congress and the National Archives.
13: American Literature and the Library of Congress: A Personal Perspective.
14: The Library of Congress in Fiction and Film.
15: Acquisitions.
16: Adams Building.
17: African and Middle Eastern Division and Collections.
18: American Folklife Center and Collections.
19: Americana.
20: Asian Division and Collections.
21: Automation.
22: Beckley, John James (1757–1807).
23: Bibliography Division (1900–1940).
24: Billington, James H. (1929–).
25: Boorstin, Daniel J. (1914–2004).
26: Cataloging Distribution Service.
27: Cataloging in Publication (CIP).
28: Cataloging of Collections.
29: Center for the Book.
30: Children's Literature Center.
31: Classification of Collections.
32: Collections Access, Loan and Management Division.
33: Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.
34: Dewey Decimal Classification.
35: Employees and Employment.
36: European Division and Collections.
37: Evans, Luther H. (1902–1981).
38: Exchange and Gift.
39: Exhibitions.
40: Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC).
41: Federal Research Division.
42: Force (Peter) Collection.
43: Geography and Map Division and Collections.
44: Giant Bible of Mainz.
45: Gutenberg Bible.
46: Hispanic Division and Collections.
47: Jefferson, Thomas.
48: Jefferson Building.
49: Joint Committee on the Library.
50: Kluge (John W.) Center.
51: Librarian, Office of.
52: Library of Congress Bicentennial.
53: Library of Congress in the Capitol Building.
54: Library of Congress, Administrative Reviews and Reorganizations.
55: Library of Congress, Strategic Plan.
56: Library of Congress Trust Fund Board.
57: Library Services.
58: Lincolniana.
59: Loan Services.
60: Local History and Genealogy.
61: Machine-Readable Cataloging (Marc).
62: Macleish, Archibald (1892–1982).
63: Madison Council.
64: Madison, James.
65: Madison Memorial Building.
66: Magruder, Patrick (1768–1819).
67: Main Reading Room.
68: Manuscript Division and Collections.
69: Meehan, John Silva (1790–1863).
70: Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division and Collections.
71: Mumford, L. Quincy (1903–1982).
72: Music Division and Collections.
73: National Book Festival.
74: National Serials Data Program.
75: National Union Catalog.
76: Overseas Operations.
77: Photoduplication Service.
78: Poetry Program and Poets Laureate.
79: Preservation and Conservation.
80: Prints and Photographs Division and Collections.
81: Protecting the Library's Collections.
82: Publishing and Publications.
83: Putnam, Herbert (1861–1955).
84: Rare Book and Special Collections Division and Collections.
85: Reference and Research Services.
86: Science, Technology, and Business Division and Collections.
87: Serial and Government Publications Division and Collections.
88: Serial Record Division.
89: Spofford, Ainsworth Rand (1825–1908).
90: Stephenson, John G. (1828–1883).
91: Strategic Initiatives, Office of.
92: Watterston, George (1783–1854).
93: Young, John Russell (1840–1899).
Appendices.
Further Research and Reading.
Contributors.
Index.
Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Portfolio: The Thomas Jefferson Building.
Preface.
Introduction.
Acknowledgments.
1: America's Library: A Brief History of the Library of Congress.
2: The Congressional Research Service.
3: The Law Library and Collections.
4: The Copyright Office.
5: The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
6: The International Role of the Library of Congress.
7: The National Digital Library and the Library's Electronic Resources.
8: The Library of Congress and its Digital Future.
9: The Library of Congress and Scholarship.
10: The Library of Congress and American Librarianship.
11: The Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution: A Legislated Relationship.
12: The Library of Congress and the National Archives.
13: American Literature and the Library of Congress: A Personal Perspective.
14: The Library of Congress in Fiction and Film.
15: Acquisitions.
16: Adams Building.
17: African and Middle Eastern Division and Collections.
18: American Folklife Center and Collections.
19: Americana.
20: Asian Division and Collections.
21: Automation.
22: Beckley, John James (1757–1807).
23: Bibliography Division (1900–1940).
24: Billington, James H. (1929–).
25: Boorstin, Daniel J. (1914–2004).
26: Cataloging Distribution Service.
27: Cataloging in Publication (CIP).
28: Cataloging of Collections.
29: Center for the Book.
30: Children's Literature Center.
31: Classification of Collections.
32: Collections Access, Loan and Management Division.
33: Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.
34: Dewey Decimal Classification.
35: Employees and Employment.
36: European Division and Collections.
37: Evans, Luther H. (1902–1981).
38: Exchange and Gift.
39: Exhibitions.
40: Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC).
41: Federal Research Division.
42: Force (Peter) Collection.
43: Geography and Map Division and Collections.
44: Giant Bible of Mainz.
45: Gutenberg Bible.
46: Hispanic Division and Collections.
47: Jefferson, Thomas.
48: Jefferson Building.
49: Joint Committee on the Library.
50: Kluge (John W.) Center.
51: Librarian, Office of.
52: Library of Congress Bicentennial.
53: Library of Congress in the Capitol Building.
54: Library of Congress, Administrative Reviews and Reorganizations.
55: Library of Congress, Strategic Plan.
56: Library of Congress Trust Fund Board.
57: Library Services.
58: Lincolniana.
59: Loan Services.
60: Local History and Genealogy.
61: Machine-Readable Cataloging (Marc).
62: Macleish, Archibald (1892–1982).
63: Madison Council.
64: Madison, James.
65: Madison Memorial Building.
66: Magruder, Patrick (1768–1819).
67: Main Reading Room.
68: Manuscript Division and Collections.
69: Meehan, John Silva (1790–1863).
70: Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division and Collections.
71: Mumford, L. Quincy (1903–1982).
72: Music Division and Collections.
73: National Book Festival.
74: National Serials Data Program.
75: National Union Catalog.
76: Overseas Operations.
77: Photoduplication Service.
78: Poetry Program and Poets Laureate.
79: Preservation and Conservation.
80: Prints and Photographs Division and Collections.
81: Protecting the Library's Collections.
82: Publishing and Publications.
83: Putnam, Herbert (1861–1955).
84: Rare Book and Special Collections Division and Collections.
85: Reference and Research Services.
86: Science, Technology, and Business Division and Collections.
87: Serial and Government Publications Division and Collections.
88: Serial Record Division.
89: Spofford, Ainsworth Rand (1825–1908).
90: Stephenson, John G. (1828–1883).
91: Strategic Initiatives, Office of.
92: Watterston, George (1783–1854).
93: Young, John Russell (1840–1899).
Appendices.
Further Research and Reading.
Contributors.
Index.