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Manuscript Collections

Research guides created by subject experts in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division. Through it reading room, the division provides access to approximately sixty million items in eleven thousand separate collections, including 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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