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Title Gathering history : the Marian S. Carson collection of Americana / historical overview by Robert V. Remini ; with essays by Gerard W. Gawalt [and others] ; edited by Sara Day.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Library of Congress, 1999.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Chicago PL Adult Non-Fiction - NCK  016.973 GAT    AVAILABLE
Description x, 124 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface / James H. Billington -- Historical overview / Robert V. Remini -- Manuscript collection / Gerard W. Gawalt -- Rare printed material / Rosemary Fry Plakas -- Prints and drawings / Harry L. Katz -- Photographic materials / Carol Johnson.
Summary The most significant acquisition of Americana by the Library of Congress in this century, the Marion S. Carson Collection contains vast amounts of historical raw material - manuscripts, photographs, prints, drawings, books, broadsides, and printed ephemera - from the Colonial era through the 1876 Centennial celebration. In essays illustrated with color photographs of 125 of the documents, noted historian Robert V. Remini and Library of Congress specialists show how the largely unplumbed Carson Collection enriches our view of early American life and culture, and may even change our present understanding of the nation's ever-evolving story.
Subject Carson, Marian S. -- Library.
Carson, Marian S. -- Art collections.
Carson, Marian S. -- Photograph collections.
Carson, Marian S -- Collections.
Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress.
Americana -- Private collections -- Washington (D.C.)
United States -- Civilization -- Library resources.
Library resources -- Washington (D.C.)
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Civilization -- Library resources.
Added Author Remini, Robert V. (Robert Vincent), 1921-2013.
Gawalt, Gerard W.
Day, Sara, 1943-
Other Form: Online version: Gathering history. Washington, DC : Library of Congress, 1999 (OCoLC)606354260
Online version: Gathering history. Washington, DC : Library of Congress, 1999 (OCoLC)606502767
ISBN 0844409774 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
9780844409771 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
Sudoc No. LC 1.2:H 62/8

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