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Information File (continued)
General Reference and Bibliography, Card Files (continued)
Special Memoranda, 1939-1971
Newspaper Clippings and Scrapbooks, 1850-1960 (bulk 1950-1960)
Press Releases, 1951-1986
General and Special Orders from the Librarian of Congress, 1899 - 1964
Quarterly Journal, 1943-1992
Library of Congress Telephone Directories, 1934-2000
Keeper of the Collections and Associated Units, 1940-1963
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Records of Alvin W. Kremer, appointed 1940, files and records of associated collections maintenance and management records. Precursor of Office of Collections Maintenance and Preservation.
Administrative File, 1900-1971
Keeper's Diary Index, 1949-1957
Evacuation File, 1941-1942
Letterbooks, 1946-1947
Manual of Inventory, October 1944
Law Library Records, 1905-1963
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General files and Law Librarian John T. Vance desk papers. Stored off-site.
Legislative Reference Service, 1907-1958
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General files, records of the Congressional Anthology, published 1958, and George J. Schulz desk papers
Letters to Delegates to Congress Project, 1746-2004
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Librarians of Congress: Letterbooks, 1843-1954
1843-1899 on microfilm
723 volumes
Librarians of Congress: Central File, 1897-1954
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1,088 containers. Records of Librarians of Congress John Russell Young, Herbert Putnam, Archibald MacLeish and Luther Evans, 1897-1954. A separate 155-container cross reference file of index and reference sheets is alphabetically arranged by name of person or organization.
Library in the Capitol, 1800-1897
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Fifty bound volumes including ledgers, journals, receipt books and three boxes of documents and correspondence.
Loan and Early Circulation Records, 1815-1867
14 bound volumes.
Local History and Genealogy Reading Room, 1940-1946
Three volumes. Stored off-site.
Manuscript Division, 1897-1989
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Henriette D. Avram MARC Development Collection, 1964-1989 (bulk 1976-1986)
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McFarland, Marvin Wilks, Desk Papers, 1875-1980
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Chief of the Science and Technology Division, 1966-1980, Special Consultant to the Aeronautics Division, editor of Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright Brothers Papers, 1809-1979. (See also Science and Technology Division, 1897-1976.)
Microfilm, 1941-1951
Includes portions of the Central File, Building and Grounds, and Reference Department series.
Miscellaneous, 1940-1987
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Morrisey, Marlene D., Desk Papers, 1880-1989
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Desk papers of first specialist in Library of Congress History and Archives.
Motion Picture Division, 1934-1954
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Six subseries, total 56 boxes.
Acquisitions, Selection and Distribution, 1940-1948
14 containers
Administration, 1934-1948
1.5 containers
Correspondence, 1936-1954
18 and one half containers
Memoranda, 1943-1947
Subject File, 1943-1949
11.5 containers
Miscellaneous, 1942-1947
0.5 container
National Book Festival, 2001-2015
Unprocessed. Stored off-site.
National Library for the Blind, 1911-1954
Finding aid. Stored off-site.
National Union Catalog Publication Project, 1967-1981
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Finding aid. Related material found in Johannes Dewton series. Online publication The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints. Washington : Library of Congress, 1981
19 boxes
General, 1967-1981
Smith, David, Desk Papers, 1957-1980
Order Division, 1899-1995
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Control file microfilmed. Invoices, ledgers, and correspondence files. Finding aid available online at
Optical Disk Print Pilot Program, 1984
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Records of first project to digitize images of Library of Congress collection items.
7 cartons
Periodicals Division and Serial Division, 1900-1955
Stored off-site.
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Personnel, 1900-1954
Photographs, Illustrations and Objects, bulk 1880-1992
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Plumb, Milton M., Jr., Papers, 1916-1951
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Records of first Library of Congress Information Officer. Finding aid.
Poetry Office, 1915-1990, bulk 1947-1985
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317 boxes
Poetry and Literature Center Addition, 1990-2015
12 cartons, unprocessed.
Public Affairs Office, 1980-2010
Library of Congress employee portraits and background files.
Rare Book and Special Collections Division, 1940-1986
Stored off-site.
Chronological File, 1953-1986
Division Internal Files, 1940-1974
Reader Registration, 1940-1974
42 volumes, reader and borrowing registers. Stored off-site.
Reading Rooms and Stack and Reader Division, 1897-1976
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Reference Department, 1939-1957
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Research Services, 1978-1987
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Ristow, Walter W., Desk Papers, 1944-1979
Geography and Map Division Chief. Stored off-site.
Rockefeller Foundation Revolving Fund
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