December 16, 2018

Featured Source: The Brownies’ Book

With your group, complete a quick primary source analysis of the image above to note what you see, what you think of feel about what you see, and any questions that you have. Based on your analysis, what do you the Brownies' Book was and why do you think it was created? Then review the table of contents of the Brownies' Book? What more did you learn about the Brownies' Book was and why it was created from this page? As you answer each question, be sure to point to evidence from the source in … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Jazz Music

Jazz audio recordingsJazz webcasts and performance videosJazz image setGottlieb jazz photos on Flickr"I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free" images & scoreJazz sheet musicJazz life historiesJazz Chicago 1 Jazz Chicago 2 Jazz Chicago styleJazz Singers online exhibitionJazz magazine clippings from the William P. Gottlieb collectionHistorical newspaper coverage: jazzMore jazz textsInfluence of Jazz on Modern Music … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover brief bioSecretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover: American Famine reliefCampaign song of Herbert Hoover 1829 presidential opponentHerbert Hoover 1930 judicial nomination of John ParkerHerbert Hoover inauguration primary source setHerbert Hoover: Executive Order 5398 – Establishing the Veterans’ Administration The American Presidency ProjectHerbert Hoover mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History collectionHerbert Hoover correspondence related to Orville … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: League of Nations

Topics in Chronicling America - League of NationsMore League of Nations historical newspaper coverageLeague of Nations texts, including address transcripts 1916-1929Speeches about the League of Nations audio recordings and transcripts The League of Nations: A Pictoral Survey 1925-28 League of Nations mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History CollectionLeague of Nations sheet musicWorld War I: A New World Order — Woodrow Wilson's First Draft of the League of Nations … [Read more...]

Today in History: Jelly Roll Morton

Today in History–July 10–the Library of Congress features jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton, who died on this day in 1941. Born Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe in New Orleans, Louisiana, Morton billed himself as "Jelly Roll" while playing minstrel and vaudeville shows. In addition to jazz, Morton also played ragtime, blues and spirituals. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more jazz resources from the Library.Jelly Roll Morton from America's … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: Warren G. Harding

Ask students to deduce which man in the picture above is President Warren G. Harding, using specific details from the image to support their answer.Warren G. Harding 1921 presidential inauguration primary source setWarren G. Harding imagesPresident Harding and Calvin Coolidge filmWarren G. Harding-Carrie Fulton Phillips correspondence"Wild to be loved": The Poetry of President Warren G. Harding From the Catbird Seat February 16, 2015 President Warren Harding’s Love … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Biggest Business in the World

This campaign ad says the United States is the biggest business in the world. Do you think that statement is true today? Why or why not?This campaign ad lists 10 pledges Senator Warren G. Harding promises to uphold. Which 3 do you think are most important for a politician to keep? Explain the reasoning for your choices.What pledges would you make if you were running for political office? Explain the reasoning for your choices.What other observations, reflections or questions does … [Read more...]

Featured Image: 1919 Help Wanted / Situations Wanted

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Featured Image: Senate page boys stage their first snow battle

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Featured Image: Time

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