The Library of Congress at 200

GUESTS: JAMES BILLINGTON Librarian of Congress This week, the Library of Congress celebrates its 200th birthday. The world's biggest library has almost 119 million items in its collection, and it's a lot more than just books: recorded music and newspapers, more than 53 million manuscripts and millions of films, prints, photos and drawings will keep archivists busy for many years to come.

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