5 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) National libraries--United States.

  1. Library of Congress archives, 1800-2015

    2,225,000 items. 5,200 containers plus 10 classified. 3,000 linear feet. 335 microfilm reels. -- Library of Congress Archives, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Library of Congress Archives is a collection of records created by the Library of Congress in the course of its operations, activities, and initiatives. It includes correspondence and memoranda, ledgers and record books, photographs, imprints, recorded sound, electronic records, and documents, among other formats. The records date to 1800, when the Library of Congress was established.

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  2. Lessing J. Rosenwald papers, 1819-1979

    28,000 items. 81 containers plus 2 oversize. 32.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Bibliophile, businessman, and philanthropist. Correspondence, subject files, speeches and writings, printed matter, and miscellany relating to Rosenwald's career with Sears, Roebuck & Company; his activities on behalf of various Jewish causes and his opposition to Zionism; his public service work with the National Recovery Administration and the War Production Board; his various charitable, educational, and cultural philanthropies; and his work as a bibliographer and collector of books and prints.

  3. Building and Grounds Division series, Library of Congress archives, 1871-1954

    35,000 items. 202 containers plus 1 oversize. 50 linear feet. -- Library of Congress Archives, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Building and Grounds Division, Library of Congress, was the unit responsible for the planning, design, construction, general operations, and maintenance of the Congressional Library Building, later named the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, journals, procurement records, account records, employment records, reports, schedules, writings, drawings, blueprints, photographs, printed matter, and artifacts primarily document the commission, construction, and operations of the Thomas Jefferson Building, with some records pertaining to the Annex, later named the Library of Congress John Adams Building, as recorded through the activities of the Office of the Superintendent of the Library Building and Grounds.

  4. Exchange and Gift Division series, Library of Congress archives, 1893-1979

    44,500 items. 127 containers. 51 linear feet. 124 microfilm reels. -- Library of Congress Archives, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Exchange and Gift Division, Library of Congress, was a unit responsible for receiving materials for the Library's collections through exchange, gift, transfer, and deposit. Card index, correspondence, memoranda, lists, and printed matter, in both microfilm and physical formats, and one audio cassette, document the unit's collection development activities.

  5. Luther Harris Evans papers, 1918-1981

    35,000 items. 81 containers plus 13 oversize. 42 linear feet. 3 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Librarian of Congress. Personal and professional files of Evans's undergraduate and graduate studies and career as a teacher, director of the Work Projects Administration Historical Records Survey, member of the executive board and advisor to the United States delegation to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and various positions at the Library of Congress.