- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 47 Minutes
- Region: 1
- Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: September 28, 2010
- Genre: Documentary
Housing many of the Nation’s most unique and priceless pieces of history, the U.S. Library of Congress is a library unlike any other.
In this fascinating look at the more than two-century-old institution--the largest library in the world--MODERN MARVELS® takes a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the Library’s vast collections. Here, upwards of 745 miles of shelves hold close to 145 million items, many of them invaluable treasures—from George Washington’s hand-written diaries and personal copy of the Constitution to historic drafts of the Declaration of Independence to Galileo’s first images of the moon. See how a staff of approximately 4,000 people catalog, protect, and preserve these prized possessions and how modern technology has enabled them to distribute these items globally through its award-winning website and a new World Digital Library.
Featuring rarely seen footage of the library’s secret vaults and incisive expert interviews, THE REAL NATIONAL TREASURE is a must-see for any history fan.
BONUS FEATURE: The Library of Congress Experience