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    The Library of Congress

    C-SPAN’s original feature documentary, The Library of Congress, is a behind-the-scenes look at the national repository, providing the history of the institution, a tour of its iconic Jefferson…

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    News Conference on Historic Sound Recordings

    Librarian of Congress James Billington and other officials talked to reporters about the establishment of the National Recording Preservation Foundation and Board. They also talked about…

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    The House Book Party

    A party celebrating the publication of Robert Remini’s latest book, The House: A History of the House of Representatives, published on May 1, 2006 by Collins for the Library of Congress and…

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    Legislative Branch Budget

    The witnesses testified about the 2005 fiscal year budget proposals for the Library of Congress, the U.S. Capitol Visitors' Center, and other projects.

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    National Book Festival

    Dr. Billington described the National Book Fair beginning today in Washington, DC, to celebrate the book. The Library of Congress is a sponsor of the event along with first lady Laura Bush.…

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    Presidential Papers

    Library of Congress officials exhibited the collection of presidential papers housed in the Madison building of the library. They outlined the process of conducting research at the library,…

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    Library of Congress 200th Birthday

    Footage of the reception celebrating the bicentennial of the Library of Congress and the opening of the Thomas Jefferson exhibition was shown. Speakers talked about the important role that…

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    Library of Congress Bicentennial

    Mr. Billington talked about the Library of Congress, its establishment, and history. He also responded to viewer calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Future of Libraries

    Librarian of Congress James Billington spoke on the topic, “The Library and the Electronic Future.” He talked about the future of libraries during an age in which citizens access…

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    Library of Congress Security and Management

    Mr. Billington and others testified about security of the collections and management practices at the Library of Congress.

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    Library of Congress, Scholarship, and Books

    Librarian of Congress James Billington spoke with C-SPAN about the role of books and scholarship in the American society. Mr. Billington talked about the future of books with the rise of…

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