Jay I. Kislak FoundationKislak Prize Past Winners

Myths and Dreams
Catalog of the
Jay I. Kislak Collection
at the
Library of Congress

The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress offers a broad introduction to the gift of Jay I. Kislak to the Library of Congress. In ten richly illustrated chapters, this book examines in detail more than 900 items from the collection and shows some of the extensive range of the collector's vision. The catalog and accompanying essays provide a glimpse into this remarkable collection.

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  1. Introductory Pages

  2. From the Olmec to Columbus

  3. Columbus and the Encounter

  4. The Conquest

  5. The New Geography

  6. Histories and Chronicles

  7. Voyages and Travels

  8. The Social Order

  9. Natural History, Ethnography, and Archaeology

  10. Florida and the Circum-Caribbean

  11. The New Nation

  12. References, Contributors, & Index