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Recent Acquisitions

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The acquisitions lists accessible through the links above provide brief descriptions of materials received by the division within broad subject categories, per chronological periods of time. These lists 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: Among personal papers received by the Manuscript Division between October 2005 and September 2007 were those of the following individuals: Alfred Adler, Jacob A. Arlow, Clara Barrus-John Burroughs, Daniel J. Boorstin, Ronald Harmon Brown, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Rita R. Colwell, William J. Crowe, Joseph Edward Davies, Donald S. Dawson, Mary Amanda Dixon Jones, Ralph Ellison, Amitai Etzioni, Rowland Evans, Jonathan Messersmith Foltz, James Forman, Chandler B. Gillam, Robert C. Gallo, David Ginsburg, Katharine Graham, Harold H. Greene, Herbert Hill, Frank Kameny, Jack S. Kilby, Henry Kissinger, John Werner Kluge, George Lardner, Robert Todd Lincoln, John Martin, G. Eric Matson, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst Meyer, Mary McGrory, Robert S. McNamara, Allen Neuharth, Harrell V. Noble, Sandra Day O’Connor, Gordon Parks, I. M. Pei, Arno A. Penzias, Milton Rogovin, Bernard A. Schriever, William S. Sessions, Hedrick Smith, Robert G. Spivack, Leon Howard Sullivan, Charles P. Taft, David S. Tatel, Russell E. Train, John D. Whiting, and Edward O. Wilson. These include new collections received as gift, purchase, or transfer, as well as significant additions to existing collections.

Current information

For further information on recent acquisitions by the division, see 2000-2006 and the other chronological categorical listings available above, and Acquisitions Highlights.

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

From 1943 to 1978 the Manuscript 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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