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Presidents and their libraries May 30, 2015 – Posted in: Content, In the Stacks, Libraries

“To bring together the records of the past and to house them in buildings where they will be preserved for the use of men and women in the future, a Nation must believe in three things. It must believe in the past. It must believe in the future. It must, above all, believe in the capacity of its own people so to learn from the past that they can gain in judgement in creating their…

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A Collectible Salute to Presidents’ Day February 12, 2015 – Posted in: Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

As we gear up for the upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday weekend there’s no better time to salute our leaders by taking a look at some presidential items currently for sale in the book universe. Enjoy! Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, a vignetted bust portrait by Alexander Gardner. Only known example of this highly important large-format photograph of Lincoln, once owned by the President’s private secretary John Hay, taken one month after the Battle of Gettysburg by Alexander Gardner, 1863.…

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