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Books Give Us Wings
The Center for the Book was established in the Library of Congress in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and libraries. It has developed the following "Read More About It!" reading lists for the American Memory collections to open up the world of books to people of all ages. The Center for the Book invites you to visit your local library or bookstore; they will be happy to help you "Read More About It!"

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The Aaron Copland Collection, ca. 1900-1990

Abraham Lincoln Papers

African-American Experience in Ohio

African American Odyssey

African American Perspectives, 1818-1907

African American Sheet Music, 1850-1920

After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Alexander Graham Bell Papers, 1862-1939

America at Work, America at Leisure, 1894-1915

America Singing: Nineteenth Century Song Sheets

An American Ballroom Companion, ca. 1490-1920

American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest

American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920

American Leaders Speak, 1918-1920

American Life Histories, 1936-1940

American Revolution and Its Era, 1750-1789

An American Time Capsule

American Variety Stage, 1870-1920

America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotypes, 1839-1862

Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America, 1935-1955

Around the World in the 1890s, 1894-1896


Band Music from the Civil War Era

Baseball Cards, 1887-1914

Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals,1938-1943

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

Buckaroos in Paradise, 1945-1982

Built in America: Historic Building and Engineering, 1933-Present


California As I Saw It: First Person Narratives, 1849-1900

California Gold: Folk Music from the Thirties, 1938-1940

The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925

Century of Lawmaking For a New Nation, 1774-1873

The Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925

Civil War Maps

Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865

Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society

Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789

The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929

Creative Americans: Portraits by Van Vechten, 1932-1964


Early Virginia Religious Petitions

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian

Emergence of Advertising in America, 1850-1920

Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920


Fiddle tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed collection

First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820

First Person Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920

Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942

From Slavery to Freedom, 1824-1909

FSA/OWI Photographs, 1935-1945


George Washington Papers, 1741-1799

Great Earthquake and Fire: San Francisco, 1897-1916


The Hannah Arendt Papers

Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande

Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920

History of the American West, 1860-1920


"I Do Solemnly Swear . . .": Presidential Inaugurations

Inside an American Factory: Westinghouse Works, 1904

Inventing Entertainment: The Edison Companies

The Irving Fine Collection, ca. 1914-1962

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