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National Digital Library Program Releases Five Online Collections

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National Digital Library Program Releases Five Online Collections

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The Library of Congress' National Digital Library (NDL) Program has announced the availability of five new collections from its World Wide Web home page (http://www.loc.gov/). Like the more than 40,000 images now available from the Library's Internet site, these are from American historical collections, including the following:

Documents of the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, ca. 1774-1790; 272 broadside documents

African American Pamphlets from the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection, 18201920; 351 pamphlets on 11,000 pages

World's Transportation Commission Photographs by William Henry Jackson, 1894-1896; approximately 900 photographs

Documents from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1860-1920; approximately 160 publications on 10,000 pages

Daguerreotype Photographs, 18421862; approximately 600 photographs

James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, said, when announcing the collections' availability before the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, "These primary source materials from American history provide valuable content for enriching the education of students and lifelong learners."

The new offerings bring to more than a dozen the number of collections that the Library makes freely available over the Internet. …

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