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2024 Regional Meeting: Library of Congress

June 14 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Join us Friday, June 14th, for a tour of the superlative Library of Congress print collection, led by Sara W. Duke, Curator, Popular & Applied Graphic Art, Prints & Photographs Division. This is an opportunity to see highlights and learn about the management of this colossal and vitally important national collection.

We will meet at 9:45 am on June 14 at the entrance to the James Madison Memorial Building (the most modern of the 3 buildings), on Independence Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets. Our tour begins at 10:00 am in The Prints & Photographs Division, room 339 of the Madison Building. Those that are interested will gather for lunch afterwards.

Curator Sara Duke has agreed to take requests! If there is a particular print in the LC collection that you would be excited to see, please let Clayton know by May 31st. To find out what may be available, the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog is the best place to start and points to about 95% of the collection. When you scroll down, you will see collection groupings – this permits searching within a particular type of material. The groupings include Popular Graphic Arts, Early American cartoon imprints, British cartoon prints, and American Fine Prints.

To register for the meeting, please either return the RSVP form below or email Clayton no later than June 7th at clayclem@umich.edu.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 ATTENDEES.

There is no fee for registration to this event. Those wishing to stay for lunch will need to purchase their own lunches.

Directions: The Closest Metro stop: Capitol South (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines) – Exit station using main exit, walk north on 1st Street one block to Independence Avenue.

Detailed directions and Floor Plans

AHPCS tour attendees do not need to obtain a reader’s card for this tour, however, you are welcome to obtain one for further research on your own. Additional exhibitions at Library of Congress require timed tickets: https://www.loc.gov/visit/ (tickets are generally released 30 days in advance).

Reader’s Cards and appointment information are here: https://research-appointments.loc.gov/
There will also be a newly opened “Treasures” exhibit. Library of Congress exhibitions require timed tickets: https://www.loc.gov/visit/ (tickets are generally released 30 days in advance).

Details

Date:
June 14
Time:
9:45 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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Organizer

American Historical Print Collectors Society
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Venue

Library of Congress
James Madison Memorial Building
Washington, D.C., DC 20540 United States
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