September 22, 2018

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...]

Today in History: Henry Cabot Lodge

Today in History–May 12–the Library of Congress features politician and historian Henry Cabot Lodge, born on this day in 1850. Lodge was a long-standing member of Congress, serving the state of Massachusetts as a U.S. representative from 1887 to 1893 and a U.S. senator from 1893 to 1924. This Republican statesman is perhaps best known for his staunch argument against U.S. participation in the League of Nations proposed by President Woodrow Wilson. Find out more about this fiery orator by … [Read more...]

Today in History: Paris Peace Conference

Today in History–January 18–the Library of Congress features the Paris Peace Conference, begun on this day in 1919. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, French Premier Georges Clemenceau, and Italian Premier Vittorio Orlando—became known as the big four for their role in settling issues stemming from World War I. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and the clicking the links to related resources below.Paris Peace Conference from America's … [Read more...]

Today in History: Woodrow Wilson

Today in History–December 28–the Library of Congress features Woodrow Wilson, born on this date in 1856. Learn more about our nation’s 28th president (1913-21) and Nobel peace prize winner by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about President Wilson.Woodrow Wilson PapersWoodrow Wilson books & articlesWoodrow Wilson manuscriptsWoodrow Wilson speeches (audio)Woodrow Wilson sheet musicWoodrow Wilson … [Read more...]