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Book TV Club Sept 2013
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  • Interview with James H. Billington, Library of Congress

    James Billington is the 13th Librarian of Congress.  He was sworn in on September 14, 1987.  As Librarian of Congress he has headed the American Memory National Digital Library Program which works to provide Library of Congress materials free of charge on the internet.

    Mr. Billington was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1929.  He attended Princeton and was a Rhodes Scholar.  His doctorate is from Balliol College, Oxford.  He taught history at Harvard from 1957 to 1962 and at Princeton from 1964 to 1974.  Before becoming Librarian of Congress, he was director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.