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Library of Congress: Prints and Photographs Division

General Information

Facility: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Address: 101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20540
Phone: (202) 707-6394
FAX: (202) 707-6647
Email: See Ask a Librarian form below

About the collection:

The prints and photographs collection at the Library of Congress is housed in their James Madison Memorial Building. The third library building to be constructed, the Madison Building's planning began in 1957. Its construction was approved in 1965, and began in 1971. The building was officially opened on May 28, 1980.

For more information concerning Japanese items within the print and photograph collection, please contact the Prints & Photographs Reading Room at (202) 707-6394 or by submitting your question through their Ask a Librarian online form, see below.

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Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of February 2015

The Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress houses over 14 million individual items. These includes photographs, prints, drawings, posters, and architectural or engineering technical drawings. The holdings of the division are international in scope, but focus primarily on the history and interests of the United States.

Notable Collections include the links below and many others



How to Use the Facility

Using the Collections

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