Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items. The collections include books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts.


Strengths:
Books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts.
Location:
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Collections

Name Description
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 First-person accounts of slavery collected by the Federal Writers' Project in the 1930s.
Civil Rights History Project Oral history interviews with civil rights activists conducted as part of the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009.
New Georgia Encyclopedia Encyclopedia articles related to the history and culture of Georgia.
Rosa Parks Papers Items from the Manuscript Division and the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress that document many aspects of Parks's private life and public activism on behalf of civil rights for African Americans.