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Library of Congress Talk

Some of you at the University of Minnesota or in the Twin Cities area might be interested in this event coming up in December:

FORGED IN FIRE: Reconstructing Thomas Jefferson's Library
A lecture featuring Mark Dimunation, U.S. Library of Congress

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, December 10, 2007 -- 7:30 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center,
301 19th Av. S., Minneapolis
University of Minnesota West Bank campus

Please save the date for a special lecture featuring Mark Dimunation,
chief of the Rare Books and Special Collections Division of the Library of
Congress. He'll speak about Congress's purchase of Thomas Jefferson's
personal library in 1815 to replace the congressional library
destroyed when the British burned Washington the previous year. When
Jefferson's books arrived in Washington, the Library of Congress
found its center and its impetus.

Free and open to the public. Advance reservations are recommended.
Please RSVP to (612) 624-9339 or stangret@umn.edu.

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