Library of Congress Manuscript Division

Date:     August 13, 2014
Tour #1 - 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Tour #2 - 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Minimum Number of Participants: 6 per tour
Maximum Number of Participants: 10 per tour

Pre-registration Required.

Contact Information:
Allan Teichroew, Head, Preparation Section, Manuscript Division

To Register Contact: Andrew Cassidy-Amstutz 

Description of Tour:
The Manuscript Division offers a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the facilities and operations of one of the Library’s most prominent units.  Established in 1897, the Manuscript Division administers more than 65 million items, most of which relate to American history and culture, and includes the personal papers of such notables as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Mead, and many others.  Tour participants will be escorted by professional archivists who will show the reference, processing, and stack sections, as well as a selection of rare and valuable documents.

James Madison Memorial Building, Room LM 102
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4680

No Parking Available.

Closest Metro and/or Metrobus: Capitol South Metro stop (Orange/Blue/Silver lines)

Additional Entrance Requirements: Airport-style entrance security.

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