Annual Meeting

Library of Congress Special Programs for AHA Members

AHA Staff, December 1998

The Library of Congress welcomes members of the American Historical Association to an Open House on Saturday, January 9, 1999, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

  • Come visit the following reading rooms, which are normally closed on Saturdays.
  • Meet library information professionals, curators, and area studies specialists.
  • Receive current information on collections, services, and facilities.
  • See demonstrations of computer resources.
  • View displays of unique research materials.

No registration is required to visit the reading rooms, but there will be no service from these collections.

African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, Jefferson Building, LJ 220. Enter through the Freud exhibit via the Jefferson Building on 1st St., SE.

Asian Division Reading Room, Jefferson Building, LJ 149. Enter Jefferson Building on 1st St., SE.

European Division Reading Room, Jefferson Building, LJ 250. Enter through the American Treasures exhibit via Jefferson Building on 1st St., SE.

Geography and Map Division Reading Room, Madison Building, LM B01.

Hispanic Division Reading Room, Jefferson Building, LJ 205. Enter Jefferson Building on 2nd St., SE.

Prints and Photographs Division Reading Room, Madison Building, LM 337.

Rare Book and Special Collections Division Reading Room, Jefferson Building, LJ 239 Enter Jefferson Building on 2nd St., SE.

Please register in advance for the following presentations:

Send registration requests via fax (202) 707-3566 or via e-mail area@loc.gov. Include your name, desired program, and your e-mail or fax number. Additional information will be posted on the Library of Congress web site at http://www.loc.gov.

"Historical Research Using U.S. Newspapers in the Library of Congress Collections." Sponsored by the Newspaper and Current Periodical Room, Madison Building, LM 133. 12:15–1:15 p.m. Limit 15.

"Mr. Jefferson and His Books." Rosemary Plakas will show and discuss a selection of books from Thomas Jefferson's Library. Rosenwald Room, Jefferson Building, LJ 239. 12:15–1:15 p.m. Enter Jefferson Building on 2nd St., SE. Limit 30.

"American Memory Historical Collections." Sponsored by the National Digital Library Program. National Digital Library Visitors Center, Madison Building. 12:15–1:15 p.m. Limit 50.

"General Introduction to Research at the Library of Congress." Wilson Room, Jefferson Building, LJ 113 12:15 -1:15 p.m. Enter Jefferson Building on 1st St., SE. Limit 30.

"Research Orientation for Graduate Students Using the Library of Congress." CMD Conference Room, Jefferson Building. LJ G07. 12:15–1:15 p.m. Enter Jefferson Building on 2nd St., SE. Limit 20.

Special architectural tour of the magnificent Jefferson Building. Tour begins at the Visitors Information Desk in the Jefferson Building. 12:15–1:15 p.m. Enter Jefferson Building on 1st St., SE. Limit 50.