Jefferson's Legacy: A Brief History of the Library of Congress
photo of Great Hall by Reid Baker

(Photograph by Reid Baker)

by John Y. Cole



The Library of Congress, 1800-1992

The Collections
The Buildings
Librarians of Congress

Further Reading
Concordance of Images (Includes information on how to order copies of the images)
How to order print copies of this book

Credits for the Print Version

This publication was made possible by generous support from the James Madison Council, a national, private-sector advisory council dedicated to helping the Library of Congress share its unique resources with the nation and the world.

John Y. Cole, a librarian and historian, began working at the Library of Congress in 1966. He has been director of the Center of the Book in the Library of Congress since it was established in 1977. The author wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Margaret E. Wagner of the Library's Publishing Office in the preparation of this volume, which is dedicated to the memory of David C. Mearns, who served the Library from 1918 until he retired in 1967.

Book design by Robert L. Wiser, Meadows & Wiser, Washington, DC

Credits for the World Wide Web Version

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  • Julie Mangin, Network Development and MARC Standards Office

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