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Merritt Crawford (1880_1945) was one of the film industry_s first historians. In the initial three decades of this century, Crawford_s fascination with the development of film projection and sound-for-film technology brought him into close contact with practically every name of note in the history of early cinema. Not only did Crawford collect and publish articles about the work of these pioneers and keep their original documents and court and patent records for his files, but he maintained lengthy correspondence with them as well. All of these invaluable materials on the history of the early cinema (located at the Museum of Modern Art in New York) are now available in The Merritt Crawford Papers.

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A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

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A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

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A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

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Books are for Use

If the library was for users, then, as Ranganathan had said, books were for use.

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Testimony Ignites a New Interest in History and Political Science

Professor Jessica Marglin is passionate about the testimonies of Sephardic Jews in the Visual History Archive, and that passion has rubbed off onto her students as well.

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