2017 August Brown Bag Series: Jeffrey Flannery

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Date(s) - 08/23/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ketchum Hall, Veterans of Foreign Wars Building


Event Description

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual summer lecture series on Wednesdays in August. This year’s series focuses on the Library of Congress, with speakers discussing elements of its history, art, architecture, and collections.

The series is free and open to the public. Lectures will be held on August Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm in Ketchum Hall in the VFW Building at 200 Maryland Ave. NE; Washington, DC 20002. PRE-REGISTRATION is requested.

AUGUST 23: Jeffrey Flannery, Manuscript Division
“History of the Library of Congress Manuscript Division”

Jeff Flannery is currently the Head of the Reference and Reader Services Section in the Manuscript Division, a position he has held since 2006. He came to the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress in 1985 and has earned a BA in history from Temple University, an MA from Duquesne University, and MLS from the University of Pittsburgh. The Library’s Manuscript Division is custodian of a world-renowned collection of more than 63 million primary source documents relating to American history—among them are the personal papers of such American notables as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Walt Whitman.