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Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress

The world's largest collection of things related to baseball is housed at the Library of Congress, and a new, lavishly illustrated history of the sport features more than 350 of the best items in the collections, some dating as far back as the late 1700s. From baseball's biggest stars to street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and Little League games, "Baseball Americana" examines baseball's hardscrabble origins, rich cultural heritage and uniquely American character. Speakers' Biographies: Harry Katz is the former head curator of the Prints and Photographs Division, Frank Ceresi is a well-known baseball historian, Phil Michel manages the Library's Prints and Photographs archive of more than 1 million digital images, Susan Reyburn is an editor in the Publishing Office.
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