November 16, 2018

World Spotlight: Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon prior to 1972. It has a long rich history. Prime Minister Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias was the world's first woman prime minister, serving three terms: 1960-65, 1970-77, and 1994-2000.Sri Lanka country studySri Lanka - Places in the News April 2009Sri Lanka timeline BBCSri Lanka mapsU.S. veteran oral histories (service in Sri Lanka)Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Sri LankaBooks, articles and other texts about Sri … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Senegal

Senegal primary sources from the World Digital LibraryPlan du Cap Verd 18th century map [Senegal]Historic U.S. newspaper coverage of SenegalSenegal reports & booksSenegal mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History CollectionWebcasts related to SenegalLeopold Sedar Senghor: Thinker, Statesman, Poet Mere-Bi: A Senegalese Celebration of Motherhood Peter Strickland: New London Shipmaster, Boston Merchant, First Consul to SenegalSenegal image setU.S. … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Germany

Germany: country profileGermany country studyEast Germany country study"Revisiting the German Democratic Republic" Library of Congress Magazine July/August 2014, pp. 8-9Germany primary source set World Digital LibraryGermany mapsGermany image setBooks & other texts about Germany & Germans 1900-1939German language newspaper published in American through 1922Germany mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History CollectionTrial of the Major War … [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...]

Primary Source Learning: Oral Histories & Personal Narratives contains numerous oral history and personal narrative resources. Check out the lists below!Teaching resourcesAnalyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Oral Histories Learning from the Source: Chicago Meatpackers & the Unions Learning from the Source: Digital Stories of Our Heroes Learning from the Source: Media & Migrant Laborer Perspectives Primary Source Learning: September 11, 2001 Capturing an Oral History: Tips for Students Billy the Kid: … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Ukraine

Ukraine primary source set World Digital LibraryUkraine image setUkraine mapsHistoric U.S. newspaper coverage of Ukraine (through 1922)Songs of UkraineUkrainian sheet musicForeign Affairs oral histories mentioning UkraineFirst Lieutenant Clotilde Kaluta oral history video - WW II service locations: England & UkraineOdessa: Genius & Death in a City of Dreams streaming webcastU.S. legislation related to Ukraine (through 2013) current legislationGuide … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Cambodia

Cambodia primary source set World Digital LibraryCambodia mapsForeign Affairs oral histories mentioning CambodiaHistoric U.S. newspaper coverage of Cambodia (through 1922)"A Cambodian Ceremony" Scribners Monthly, an illustrated magazine for the people Volume 9, Issue 1, November 1874"The Cambodian House" Manufacturer and Builder Volume 19, Issue 5, May 1887Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective 2009 webcastU.S. legislation related to CambodiaGuide to … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Serbia

Serbia primary source set World Digital LibrarySerbia mapsSerbian image setШто се боре мисли моје (Serbian song recording)Foreign Affairs oral histories mentioning SerbiaHistoric U.S. newspaper coverage of Serbia (through 1922)U.S. legislation related to SerbiaGuide to Law Online: SerbiaCountry Study: Former Yugoslavia … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Cuba

Cuba Country StudyCuba primary source set from the American Memory collectionsCuba primary source set from the World Digital LibraryCuba mapsCuba image setCuba films & webcastsCuba sheet musicCuba/Cuban songs & oral historiesForeign Affairs oral histories: Cuban missile crisisVeteran oral histories service location: CubaCuba books & other textsSelect newspaper articles about CubaMore Cuba newspaper coverageThe Cuban rafter … [Read more...]

Today in History: United Nations

Today in History–October 24–the Library of Congress features the United Nations. On this day in 1945 the U.N. charter was ratified. Derived from the 1942 Declaration by United Nations—26 nations pledged to continue fighting against the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) in World War II—the final U.N. charter was signed by 51 member countries. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more United Nations primary sources and resources.United … [Read more...]