Participants in the Library’s Junior Fellows Program displayed items from the collections on July 26 in the Jefferson Building. Photo by Shawn Miller.
This week, interns participating in the Library’s Junior Fellows Program presented more than 150 rare and unique items they researched and processed over the summer. For the first time since the program’s launch in 1991, “display day” was open to the public.
Items on view included blueprints for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, a letter handwritten by Abraham Lincoln about William Shakespeare, a postcard from Jacqueline Kennedy to architect I.M. Pei, a stage manager’s copy of Tennessee Williams’s “The Glass Menagerie” and more.
Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists, the interns—selected from among more than 900 applicants across the country—explored the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources.
To view the complete list of display items, visit this Library link.