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Welcome to 4 Corners of the World! This blog is a joint project of the Library’s four Area Studies divisions: the African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European and Hispanic Divisions. Here you will learn first-hand from expert curators and reference specialists all about the Library’s international collections. They are the largest and finest in the world with millions of items, in hundreds of different languages and scripts, which focus on societies and cultures around the globe. These collections include books, manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, films, audio recordings, and much more! There are rarities, such as cuneiform tablets dating between 2124 and 824 BC, and there are contemporary newspapers and magazines. On this blog, you will also get the latest about our new collection acquisitions, digital initiatives, and public programs and their recorded webcasts, including lectures, concerts, book talks, film screenings, symposia, and more. All our programs are free and open to the public!

Please join us on the journey to the 4 Corners of the World!

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