August 17, 2018

NHD 2019: U.S. History Early 19th Century

The Missouri Compromise: Unable to Hold Off the Tragedy of the Civil WarSpeech of Mr. Van Dyke, on the amendment offered to a bill for the admission of Missouri into the Union, prescribing the restriction of slavery as an irrevocable principle of the state constitution 1820 More Missouri compromise primary sources & background Related resourcesTimely Connections: Slavery & Compromise Primary Source Learning: Slavery (U.S.) Primary Source Spotlight: Slavery … [Read more...]

Collection Spotlight: Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress contains recordings of poets and prose writers participating in literary events at the Library’s Capitol Hill campus as well as sessions at the Library’s Recording Laboratory. As of April, 2018, there are 200 artists represented the digital collection. There is a biography for each artist and each of those links to one or more recordings featuring readings and commentary on their work. Happy poetry month!Collection … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance primary source set, includes teacher's guideHarlem Renaissance primary source iBookHarlem Renaissance recollections: oral historyHarlem Renaissance online exhibitionHarlem Renaissance artistsThe Harlem Community Art Center and the WPAThe Whites Invade Harlem WPA life history captured 1938Harlem rent parties WPA life history captured 1939Related resourcesLearning from the Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers Learning from the Source: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Women’s History

Teaching resourcesPrimary Source Learning: Women in U.S. History Primary Source Learning: Women’s Road to the VotePrimary source setsPrimary Source Spotlight: Woman Suffrage collections Women's Suffrage select primary sources & teacher's guideActivistsJane Addams Susan B. Anthony Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Carrie S. Burnham Shirley Chisholm Betty Friedan Emma Goldman Helen Keller Carrie Nation Lucretia Mott Rosa Parks Alice Paul … [Read more...]

Today in History: Gertrude Stein

Today in History–July 27–the Library of Congress features avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein, who died on this day in 1947. Stein was also an astute collector of fine art and well known for entertaining the artists she favored. Find out more by visiting the Today in History. For more insight into her character, take a look at the resources belowGertrude Stein portraitsHistoric newspaper articles mentioning SteinTender buttons : objects, food, rooms by Gertrude SteinWriter primary … [Read more...]

Today in History: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Today in History–February 13–the Library of Congress features the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) founded on this date in 1914 by composer Victor Herbert. Learn more about Herbert and other ASCAP artists by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources.American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) founded from America's LibraryASCAP: One Hundred Years and Beyond online exhibitionAmerican … [Read more...]