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James Madison Council
|| What is the Madison Council? ||
The James Madison Council is a private-sector group created to serve as the Library of Congress' primary link to the business community. The first private sector advisory body in the Library's history, the Council consists of public-spirited citizens dedicated to helping the nation receive the full benefits of the Library's incomparable educational, scientific, technological and cultural resources.
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|| Key Accomplishments ||
- Unprecedented private support of the Library of Congress since the Council's establishment in 1990.
- Lead support for the $24 million campaign for a new knowledge center in the magnificent Thomas Jefferson Building.
- A major scholarly center and a $1 million prize for humanities endowed by Madison Council Founding Chairman Emeritus John W. Kluge.
- The acquisition of hundreds of collection items including the famous Waldseemüller Map, the first map to bear the name "America".
- Lead support for the $45 million campaign for the National Digital Library.
- The re-creation of Thomas Jefferson's library.
- The Thomas Hampson Concert Tour, which appeared in 11 cities in 2005-2006.