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LC Manuscripts: An Illustrated Guide
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Featured Collection:
Mink portrait
Patsy T. Mink Papers

New Online Resource:Leroy Gresham diary
Lewis H. Machen Family Papers

Featured Webcast:
Warren G. Harding portrait
President Harding's Love Letters

Manuscript Reading Room closed Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hours
  Weekdays and Saturday
  8:30am to 5:00pm
  Closed Federal holidays
  Contact Information

Location
  101 Independence Ave. SE
  Room LM 101
  James Madison Memorial Bldg
  Washington, D.C. 20540-4680
  Map showing location

 

ATTENTION-- Before Visiting the Manuscript Reading Room: All researchers are advised to write or telephone the Manuscript Reading Room prior to visiting. Many collections are stored off-site, and advance notice is needed to retrieve these items for research use.

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The Manuscript Division's holdings, approximately sixty million items in eleven thousand separate collections, include some of the greatest manuscript treasures of American history and culture and support scholarly research in many aspects of political, cultural, and scientific history.
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