Library of Congress has a map to treasure

Friday - 2/4/2011, 10:39am EST

Dr. John Hebert, chief of the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress

In part one of our two-part interview, Dr. Hebert tells Federal News Radio about the map itself and what makes it so special.

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Dr. John Hebert, chief of the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress

In part two of our two-part interview, Dr. Hebert tells us about other gifts in the Library of Congress collection, and how the staff decides which donations belong in the collection.

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The very first U.S. map printed in North America is now on loan at the Library of Congress. Washington businessman David Rubenstein bought the 1784 map at auction in December. Dr. John Hebert, chief of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress, tells Federal News Radio about the map itself and what makes it so special.