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Jefferson's Library Continues to Impress, 200 Years Lateri
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Deborah Block
January 31, 2015 12:12 AM
Two hundred years after the U.S. Congress purchased a huge collection of books belonging to former President Thomas Jefferson, it remains one of America’s greatest literal treasures and has become the centerpiece of Washington’s Library of Congress. VOA’s Deborah Block reports.
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Video Jefferson's Library Continues to Impress, 200 Years Later

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Jefferson's Library Continues to Impress, 200 Years Later

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