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A presentation by 2014 IPS Library of Congress Fellow James West

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Presentation by 2014 IPS Library of Congress Fellow James West

  1. 1. Library of Congress (LoC) AHRC IPS alumni presentation James West University of Manchester
  2. 2. 1. Library • Brief overview of LoC • Research environment • Research perks 2. Support • Personal experience • General support • Research community 3. Housing • Personal experience • Experiences of other Fellows
  3. 3. 1. Library • Brief overview of LoC • Research environment • Research perks 2. Support • Personal experience • General support • Research community 3. Housing • Personal experience • Experiences of other Fellows
  4. 4. • Established in 1800 • Much of original collection destroyed by British during the War of 1812. • Collection moved to Thomas Jefferson Building in 1897 • Joined by the John Adams Building in 1939 and the James Madison Building in 1976. • Self-described ‘largest library in the world’ • 150+ million physical items in collection • 1.5+ million onsite visitors per year • Yearly budget of nearly $600 million
  5. 5. Thomas Jefferson Building
  6. 6. John W. Kluge Center
  7. 7. Fellow Cubicle inside Kluge Center
  8. 8. Main Reading Room, Jefferson Building
  9. 9. 1. Library • Brief overview of LoC • Research environment • Research perks 2. Support • Personal experience • General support • Research community 3. Housing • Personal experience • Experiences of other Fellows
  10. 10. 1. Library • Brief overview of LoC • Research environment • Research perks 2. Support • Personal experience • General support • Research community 3. Housing • Personal experience • Experiences of other Fellows

A presentation by 2014 IPS Library of Congress Fellow James West

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