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Québec: French Culture, First Nations & Folk Music

Library of Congress Digital Collections

Franz Xaver Habermann, Artist. Vuë de la Place capitale a Quebeck. Prospect des Haupt Plazes der untern Stadt zu Quebec Vuë de la Place capitale dans la Ville basse a Quebec / / gravé par Francois Xav. Habermann. 1770. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The Library of Congress has over 20 reading rooms or research centers that provide research space and guidance for users to interact with collection items based on subject or format. The collections about Québec contain material in varying formats such as books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, and digital objects. These materials are held in various Reading Rooms in the Library (e.g. American Folklife Center, Prints and Photographs Reading Room). The staff in the Main Reading Room provide access to materials from and about Québec from the General Collections. They also help point researchers to relevant items in reading rooms that house our special collections. The selections below are some of the highlights from the Library's Québécois collections. Because not all of the Library's collections are listed in the online catalog or digitized, it is helpful to use the Library of Congress Finding Aids that have been created to locate unique collections. Searching can be done by Subject, Collection, Date, Name or LC Location (Research Center). The Library's website pages include a search box as part of the header on the page in the top right-hand corner—use this box to search our digital collections. It is also possible to browse a page showing all digital collections (by collection name): Browse ALL Library of Congress Digital Collections. From this page, you will be able to filter the results by subject, format, and curatorial division in the Library.

Prints & Photographs Division

  • The Prints & Photographs Reading Room provides public access to the collections and services of the Prints & Photographs Division (P&P) and is open to patrons conducting research utilizing the Division's collections. Unique in their scope and richness, the Prints & Photographs collections today number more than 15 million images.