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Library of Congress Exhibit
Open for Viewing
MAILED: Nov. 19, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- The Library of Congress exhibit "Books that Shaped America" is on display at the McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The display is located on the second floor, in the link between the Main Library and the Center for Instructional Media. The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours.
The display chronicles enduring American literature that demonstrate how books have changed lives, including "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "Walden," "Common Sense" and other lesser-known writings, such as "Fanny Farmer's Boston Cooking School Book" and "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave."
The mission of the Library of Congress derives from its roots in the Enlightenment, a time when Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison -- supporters of the national library and the men for whom the buildings of the Library of Congress are named -- helped shape the foundation of American government.
The exhibit is published by Social Issues Resources Series Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 19, 1997