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James Madison Council and Donors

Through the generosity of the James Madison Council, the Library's national private-sector body of prominent cultural, business and philanthropic leaders, and the contributions of donors, Gifts to the Nation were funded. These gifts--historically significant items and collections, endowed chairs for visiting scholars, endowed curatorships for library specialists, and national focal points for scholarship--are listed below with a full description available through the hypertext links.


Category Gift
Library of Congress Bicentennial
The Edwin L. Cox American Legacy Endowment
Reconstructing the Foundation: The Jefferson Collection in the Library of Congress
The Jefferson Collection in the Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson's Copy of Cicero
Thomas Jefferson's Copy of Memoires de Louis XIV
The Marian S. Carson Collection of Americana
Harry A. Blackmun Papers
Exchange of Letters Between Stonewall Jackson, Gen. Shields, and Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks 1862, Discussing the Battle of Port Republic
The First American Haggadah
George Washington, Signed Survey of Land in Frederick County, Virginia, March 22, 1750
Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Milligan, February 27, 1815
Thomas Garfield's Reminiscences about his brother, President James Garfield
Ernest Hemingway Collection
Preservation and Filming of American Records in Russian Archives
Edna St. Vincent Millay Letters
Frank M. Johnson, Jr.
Robert H. Bork
Ebenezer Sage Letter, July 24, 1810, Describing Interior of the White House
The Journal of Josiah Smith, 1780-1781
and Globes
Atlas General de la Chine, de la Tartarie Chinoise, et du Tibet
A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, With a Perspective View of the State-House (Philadelphia, 1752)
Ornate Wall Map of America, 1781
Persian Celestial Globe
Early American Produced Atlas
Manuscript Estate Plans of Antigua
Walter W. Ristow Trust Fund
Collection of Manuscript Drawn by Lafayette's Cartographer in the Field during the American Revolution War

Rare Books
Foreign Rarities

Great Lectern Bible
A Suit of Armor for Youth
Pablo Picasso Etchings and Drypoints
Ship of Fools
A Silver Alphabet Hornbook
The Word Returned
Two Important African American Texts
Performing Arts
Bob Hope Collection
The Martha Graham Archives
Beethoven Letter
American Theatrical Memorabilia
Jazz Long-Playing Discs
Aaron Copland: Autobiographical Notes and Drafts
David Raksin Collection
Louis Kaufman Collection
J. Thomas and Laurence Rimer Collection
Ice Castles Screenplay, Score and Shot List
Visual Arts
British Northwest Boundary Commission
Charles M. Goodman Archive
1960s Civil Rights Photographs by James E. Hinton
Milton Rogovin Collection
Aaron Siskind
Unique Photographic Autobiography Featuring Architecture and Gardens
Masterpieces of Illuminated Americana by Arthur Szyk
Original Drawings by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoonist
Endowed Chairs
The Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Education
The Center for the Book
The State Center for the Book Trust Fund
Democracy and the Rule of Law in a Changing World Order
Frontiers of the Mind in the Twenty-First Century
John Bull and Uncle Sam
World Treasures of the Library of Congress
Special Gifts
The Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book
Special Gifts to the James Madison Council Fund
Special Memorial Gifts


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