December 15, 2017

Primary Source Spotlight: Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan photos Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystique 1963 A Conversation with Betty Friedan streaming webcast 'The Revolution Is Not Over' Betty Friedan on Women Changing America Library of Congress Information Bulletin April 2005 - Vol. 64, No. 4 109 HRES 695 IH: Honoring the life and accomplishments of Betty Friedan 109 HCON 475 IH: To congratulate the National Organization of Women on its 40th anniversary First Measured Century: Interview: Betty Friedan PBS Betty … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Jewish Resources

Jewish American Heritage Month proclamations & legislation PSN Jewish-American primary source sets and teaching resources Happy Hanukkah Religious Freedom Touro Synagogue Aaron Copland Gertrude Stein Sophie Tucker Featured Source: Leonard Bernstein illustrated letter guided primary source analysis activities Library collections The Hannah Arendt Papers Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry The Aaron Copland Collection Yiddish … [Read more...]

Today in History: Happy Hanukkah

Today in History–December 15–the Library of Congress features Hanukkah. On this date in 1979 President Jimmy Carter participated in the first National Menorah Lighting. Also known as the Feast or Festival of Lights, Hanukkah reflects the story of a one-day supply of oil at the temple miraculously burning for eight days. Find out more by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below for related resources. Happy Hanukkah from the Poetry and Literature Center American … [Read more...]

Today in History: Touro Synagogue

Today in History–December 2–the Library of Congress features the Touro Synagogue, dedicated on this date in 1763. Named for the first officiating rabbi, Isaac Touro, the first synagogue in the U.S. was built in Newport, Rhode Island. Learn more about the Touro Synagogue and Newport's Jewish community by visiting the Today in History section as well as the links below. First Jewish Synagogue Was Dedicated in the United States from America's Library Touro Synagogue images & architectural … [Read more...]

Today in History: Religious Freedom

Today in History–August 17–the Library of Congress features a letter dated August 17, 1790 that George Washington penned to Moses Seixas, a prominent Jewish leader in Rhode Island, that articulated Washington’s belief in religious freedom and the first presidential affirmation of the free and equal status of Jewish-American citizens. "All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class … [Read more...]