August 17, 2017

World Spotlight: Arctic Circle & the North Pole

Arctic Region Library of Congress Places in the News November, 2011 Arctic National Geographic Encyclopedic Entry Arctic Region maps Arctic image set Arctic Circle image set Streaming webcasts Finding the Antipodes: history and cartography of the Arctic and the Antarctic 2015/05/14 Day 1 morning Day 1 afternoon Day 2 My Winter in Greenland & Summer in Antarctica 2012/09/12 Big Ice Sheets Doing Big Things: Why It's a Big Deal 2011/07/20 On Thin Ice: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Life on the Farm

What was life on the farm like before large agribusness operations began to dominate U.S. agricultural production? To get a glimpse into the past, take a look at the Today in History section for August 29 (you'll need to scroll down to access the second topic), then click the links below to access a cornucopia of primary source treasures. Farming image set More farming images from American Memory Dairy farm image set More dairy farm images from American Memory Farming oral … [Read more...]

Today in History: First Arbor Day

Today in History–April 10–the Library of Congress features Arbor Day, first celebrated by Nebraskans on this day in 1872.  Today people celebrate Arbor Day worldwide on the last Friday in April. Learn more about this holiday by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access related primary sources. Arbor Day primary source set Arbor Day image set Arbor Day historical newspaper coverage Arbor Day legislation Trees image set Trees book set Trees … [Read more...]