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Jay I. Kislak Foundation Collections

Pre-Columbian Art Rare Books & Manuscripts Maps Collection Conquest of Mexico
Pre-Columbian Art
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Conquest of Mexico
The Cultures & History of the Americas: The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress
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Opens Exhibition of
Kislak Collection Gift
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Receives Gift of
Kislak Collection

Assembled over five decades, the Kislak Collection features art works, artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps and historic documents related to exploration and the early history and cultures of the Americas.

In 2004 a gift to the nation of more than 3,000 books and other objects from the collection became the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. An ongoing exhibit based on the collection, Exploring the Early Americas, is now on public display in the Library's historic Thomas Jefferson Building, across from the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Current Kislak Foundation holdings include significant original documents, books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and other materials related to historic figures from the great age of discovery to later explorations of the Polar Regions. Selected objects are displayed in the Foundation's gallery in Miami Lakes, Florida.

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