Meetings and Activities of AHA Affiliated Societies
Library of Congress
Please note: all of the sessions
and events scheduled below will take place on Friday, January 9, 2004
at the Library of Congress. For more information on directions to the
Library of Congress, please visit their web site at http://www.loc.gov/loc/visit/directions.html.
Researching Manuscript Materials
Reference information service, Madison Building
Division Front Office (LM-102). Guidance offered to researchers
on a drop-in individual
basis. View published guides to the collections and learn
computer-based online services to organize research, as
well as general information about the division. Contact:
Division Office, 202-707-5383.
National Digital Learning Center,
Limit 25-50 people. An introduction for
researchers to American Memory online collections and the
library’s digital resources, including digitized
materials from across the divisions of the library, with
a focus on legal history, presidential history, women’s
history, and social and cultural history. Contact: Marilyn
Parr, 202-707-0944; email@example.com.
1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Tours of American Treasures exhibit
Jefferson Building, Gallery.
Limit of 25
people per time slot. Contact: Susan Mordan, 202-707-9203, firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Treasures is the library’s permanent exhibition
of rare and significant items relating to the United States’ past,
drawn from throughout its collections.
Tour of the Manuscript Division
Meet in Madison Building,
Main Lobby, outside Manuscript Reading Room (LM-101).
15 people. A glimpse behind the scenes of the Manuscript
Division, home to over ten thousand collections and more
fifty million items, with special focus on the archival challenges
in processing the collections for research use. Contact:
Laura Kells 202-707-7957 or Connie Cartledge 202-707-8828.