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Recent Acquisitions

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Annual acquisitions lists provide brief descriptions of materials received by the division. They include information on the source and extent of each receipt; whether it is a new collection or an addition to an existing one; and whether the material is original or a reproduction (generally microform) of materials held elsewhere.

Featured acquisitions: During the calendar year 2005 the Manuscript Division received the papers of the following individuals: Samuel Dash, Charles and Ray Eames, Philip Geyelin, Katharine Graham, Meg Greenfield, Henry Grunwald, and Bernard Schriever. Significant additions to the following collections were received: Philip Abelson, Robert Bork, Edward Brooke, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Patsy Mink, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and Sandra Day O'Connor.

Current information

Announcements of significant acquisitions often appear in the Library of Congress Information Bulletin or in press releases. Brief descriptions of collections are entered in the Library of Congress online catalog upon receipt and updated after archival processing has been completed.

Earlier acquisitions reports

The Manuscript Division has prepared acquisitions reports since its earliest days. From 1943 to 1978 the division published acquisitions lists and articles in the Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress (formerly titled Quarterly Journal of Current Acquisitions). From 1979 to 1995 similar lists and essays were published in Library of Congress Acquisitions: Manuscripts. To obtain copies of essays published in reports earlier than 1996, please contact the Manuscript Division.

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