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Founded in 1893.
The Media Services Department holds the Tibetan Buddhist Canon, commentarial section. This Tibetan Canon has been microfilmed from the 209 volumes deposited at the Library of Congress and is contained on 2,226 microfiche. Volume 208 contains Dkar chaqs (Tibetan-style table of contents). The original wood-blocks from which this edition was printed were carved at the Tibetan monastery at Cone, Kansu, Western China, during the 18th century. The original Sanskrit texts were collected, translated, and arranged in the categories of the present Tibetan Canon between the 10th and the 17th century.
Buddhism--Sacred books; Tanjur--Cone edition; Tibetan Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhist canon