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"I am Ann Rutledge..."
“Anne Rutledge.” [words by] Edgar Lee Masters; music for voice and piano by Sam Raphling. 1952. Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
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Precious Dutch Minatures
Detail from Verscheyde Soorte van Miniatuur from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection.
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The Gutenberg Bible
The first great book printed in Western Europe from movable metal type.
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and Special Collections Division, now totaling over 800,000 items,
include books, broadsides, pamphlets, theater playbills, prints,
posters, photographs, and medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. At
the center is Thomas Jefferson's book collection, which was sold
to Congress in 1815.