March 27, 2017

Collection Spotlight: National Press Club Luncheon Speeches 1954-1989

The National Press Club, with more than a century of history behind it, is known for its luncheon gatherings that have featured U.S. presidents, visiting world leaders, and other prominent persons to address the media members and answer questions about current affairs. Now, with the collection Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, the Library of Congress provides online access to digital recordings of the National Press Club lunchtime … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Leonard Bernstein illustrated letter

Leonard Bernstein was a famous American composer and conductor. Don't read the words, just study the illustrations. What is the setting? What is the story? If you like, zoom into the image online. Next, look carefully at the rest of the zoom into the image. What more can you learn solely by analyzing the illustrations? Now read the letter. Challenge yourself to decipher the writing on the pages, then read the transcript. (Teacher note: the end of the letter contains one word of strong … [Read more...]