What’s Inside: Library of Congress

Posted: February 5, 2015 by saacua in Inside the Archives
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ARTIFACTS: A photograph of Rosa Parks from the 1950s and a paper she wrote about segregation are among the letters, notes, and other personal items held by the Library of Congress.

The Rosa Parks Collection at the Library of Congress was formally opened to researchers, yesterday, February 4th which also was the birthday of the civil-rights icon.

The collection contains approximately 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs. Items in the Library’s Manuscript Division can be consulted during reading room hours; the pictures in the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division will be available by appointment. Later this year, selected collection items will be accessible online.

The Rosa Parks Collection is on loan to the Library for 10 years from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Read more at http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-020.html

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