Image of Jefferson, Franklin, and others in discussion
Detail from: Currier and Ives
The Declaration Committee
New York, 1876
Prints and Photographs Division (8)

This special exhibition is the second in a series of public previews of unique documents from the collections of the Library of Congress. These previews will culminate in the permanent exhibition, "Treasures of the Library of Congress," funded by the Xerox Foundation, which will open in 1997, the 100th anniversary of the Thomas Jefferson Building.

Declaring Independence:
Drafting the Documents

Chronology of Events
June 7, 1776 to January 18, 1777

Drafting the Documents

Objects in the Exhibition


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