May 29, 2017

World Spotlight: Sweden

Sweden country profile BBC Sweden timeline BBC Sweden primary source set from the World Digital Library Sweden maps Sweden image set Swede personal narratives Swede oral history interviews U.S. veteran oral histories (service in Sweden) Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Sweden Swedish American Song Swedish sheet music Swedish song recordings Books, articles and other texts about Sweden Thomas Jefferson correspondence related to … [Read more...]

Today in History: Good Housekeeping Debuts

Today in History–May 2–the Library of Congress features the debut of Good Housekeeping on this date in 1885. This popular women's magazine offered information about running a home and also provided opportunities for reader input (hey, it's social media 19th-century style). Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to delve into some fascinating primary sources. Good Housekeeping image set Good Housekeeping magazine historical … [Read more...]

Featured Image: Ancient Natives of Britain

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Today in History: Fannie Farmer & Cooking

Today in History–March 23–the Library of Congress features cookbook author Fannie Farmer, born on this day in 1857. In 1896 she published the Boston Cooking School Cookbook (known today as the Fannie Farmer Cookbook), which was the first to feature standardized measurements. Learn more about Farmer and American cooking by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access a cornucopia of cooking related primary sources. Primary source sets Cooking primary source … [Read more...]