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American Memory Project, 1992-2002
45 cartons
Records of the first project to post the Library's digital collections online. Finding aid.
American Revolution Bicentennial Celebration, 1976
14 cartons
Library of Congress activities and exhibitions in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution. Unprocessed.
Annual Reports of the Divisions, 1914-1982
247 volumes
Division reports to the Librarian of Congress. Access by year.
Arranged chronologically, table of contents in each volume
Annual Reports of the Librarian of Congress (published), 1866-present
Card Index, 1900-1975
Published annual reports
Armed Services Technical Information Agency Reference Center, 1945-1954
Unit of the Technical Information Division that undertook bibliographic tasks for the U.S. Department of Defense. Originally part of Librarian of Congress Central File. Finding aid.
Ashley, Frederick William, "History of the Library of Congress," Unpublished Typescript, 1939
History of the Library of Congress from 1899 to 1939. Also available in microfilm and microfiche. Finding aid.
Assistant Director of Processing, Minutes of Weekly Meetings, 1970-1979
Related to Cataloging Activities. Finding aid.
Beneficiary Association, 1900-1956
Employee organization. Finding aid.
Budget Office, 1929-1942
Budget Process, 1899-1951
Building and Grounds Division, 1871-1954
Records primarily document the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building through the activities of the Office of the Superintendent of the Library Building and Grounds.
Finding aid available online at
Cataloging Activities, 1812-1990
Records of Library of Congress cataloging entities, 1898-1990. Stored off-site.
Descriptive Cataloging Division, 1901-1977
Office for Descriptive Cataloging Policy, 1930-1990
Subject Cataloging Division
Subseries I, 1812-1974
Subseries II, 1898-1990
Union Catalog Division, 1927-1970
Descriptive Cataloging Division, 1966-1971
Collections Development Office, 1939-1981
Finding aid
Collections Management Division, Evacuation Records, 1942
Transfer of Library of Congress collections to off-site storage during World War II.
Committee for the Protection of Cultural and Scientific Resources, 1942-1958
Stored off-site. Finding aid.
Committee on Scientific and Cultural Cooperation, 1943-1950
Stored off-site. Finding aid.
Committee on Scientific and Cultural Cooperation, 1947-1950
Office of Cooperative Studies in Library Science, 1945-1948
Marinelli, Ann, Desk Papers, 1947-1950
Cannon, Marie Willis, 1943-1944
Connor, Rosalie, Desk Papers
Desk papers of advocate for rights of employees with disabilities. Unprocessed. Stored off-site.
Consultants and Fellows, 1917-1973
Transferred from Central Services Division in 1971 and 1985, and from Exhibits Office in 1982. Additional material found in the Central File and the Poetry Office series.
Files arranged by topic, consultant/fellow, and administrator. Stored off-site. Finding aid available online at
Copybooks and Letterbooks, 1846-1940
Various information recorded in bound record-keeping volumes. Stored off-site. Finding aid.
Subseries I - Book
Binding 1846-1898, 8 vols.
Cataloguing 1863-1872, 5 vols.
Exchanges 1870-1890 and no date, 2 vols.
Lists 1865-1867 and no date, 3 vols.
Purchases 1853-1879, 5 vols.
Subseries II - Chief Clerk and Successors
Boyd, Allan R. 1901-1940, 7 vols.
General 1897-1940, 132 vols.
Memoranda 1897-1940
Service A 1899-1940, 52 vols.
Service B 1906-1940, 22 vols.
Mixed 1904-1940, 33 vols.
Service Reports 1907-1927, 14 vols.
Service Statements 1897-1940, 18 vols.
Special 1905-1940, 2 vols.
Statements to the Librarian 1922-1940, 6 vols.
Disbursing Office 1928-1940, 23 vols.
Division of Documents 1900-1908, 3 vols.
A. P. C. Griffin 1908-1917, 1 vol.
General 1900-1940, 35 vols.
Copyright Office, 1818-1943
Various records of the Copyright Office.
Croxton, Fred, Director of Automated Systems Office, Desk Papers, 1934-1947
Desk papers. Stored off-site.
Deputy Librarian of Congress, 1963-1974
Desk papers of John G. Lorenz. Unprocessed.
Dewton, Johannes, L., Editor, National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints
Unprocessed. Stored off-site.
Disbursing Office, UNESCO Book Coupon Program, 1950-1963
Finding aid. Stored off-site.
European Law Division
Unprocessed. Stored off-site.
European Mission and Cooperative Acquisitions Project, 1942-1957
Records of Library of Congress participation in efforts to repatriate some three million books that had been looted by German Nazi forces. Finding aid available online at .
Exchange and Gift Division, 1893-1961
Stored off-site except for microfilmed portion.
Unit responsible for receiving materials for the Library's collections through exchange, gift, transfer, and deposit. Finding aid available online at
Jennings Wood Desk Papers, Chief of the Exchange and Gift Division, 1940s
Exhibits Office, 1940-1984
Stored off-site.
Finding aid.
283 boxes
First, Edythe W., "Acquisitions for the Library of Congress, the administration of the acquisitions process, 1939-1948," 1950
Stored off-site.
Two volumes, unpublished.
General Reference and Bibliography Division, 1941-1979
Finding aid. Stored off-site.
Records of the project to publish a guide to the study of the United States of America; representative books reflecting the development of American life and thought / Prepared under the direction of Roy P. Basler, by Donald H. Mugridge and Blanche P. McCrum, 1960. General files include reference correspondence from the 1950s and 1960s.
American Guide Project, 1952-1964
General, 1941-1979
Geography and Map Division, 1879-1990
Finding aid. Portion stored off-site.
See also Walter W. Ristow desk papers
58 boxes
Phillips, Philip Lee, Geography and Map Division Chief, 1897-1924
Martin, Lawrence, Geography and Map Division Chief, 1924-1946
General, 1946-1950
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