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The InstitutionThe Library of Congress is not an educational institution in terms of offering courses or granting degrees. It is however the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 18 million books, 2.5 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.5 million maps, and 54 million manuscripts.
POLAND - A Country StudyOne in a continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. The study was completed in October 1992. As with other books in the series, it describes and analyzes the political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Particular attention is devoted in the books of this series to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, their common interests and the issues on which they are divided, the nature and extent of their involvement with national institutions, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order. The study is available to the following internet address http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/pltoc.html
Handlowa ksiega adresowa Polski i Gdanska (Commericial address book for Poland and Gdansk):A 1923 commercial directory totaling about 700 pages. This historic Polish directory, a rare and fragile item, has been digitized and made them available to the public on the following internet addresses http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/scd0001.20020613002po.2 The presentation is via "page-turner" display.
Spis abonentow warszawskiej sieci telefonow (Telephone Directory for Warsaw)A 540-page white pages directory of Warsaw and environs on the eve of World War II, along with a listing of businesses and advertisements arranged by product or service, e.g., office machines, sporting goods, physicians. This historic Polish directory, a rare and fragile item, has been digitized and made them available to the public on the following internet addresses http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/scd0001.20020611001wa.2 The presentation is via "page-turner" display.
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