August 17, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Sioux (Dakota) & Sitting Bull

Sioux imagesDakota imagesSioux ghost dance (film)Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear: Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota streaming webcastOral history interviews mentioning Sioux indiansIndian fanfares: The Camanche revel, The Sioux gaillarde, The Manitou air dancePoems from Sioux and Chippewa songsBooks related to the SiouxTexts related to the Dakota and the SiouxSioux indian historic newspaper coverageDakota indian … [Read more...]

Today in History: Billy the Kid

Today in History–April 28–the Library of Congress features Billy the Kid, who killed two guards while making his escape from a New Mexico jail on this date in 1881. But was he a folk villain or hero? Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the primary source trail to uncover more perspectives on this infamous Wild West character.Billy the Kid Escaped from Jail from America's LibraryYoung Gun Library of Congress blog April 20, 2015The Authentic Life of … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Jazz Music

Jazz audio recordingsJazz webcasts and performance videosJazz image setGottlieb jazz photos on Flickr"I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free" images & scoreJazz sheet musicJazz life historiesJazz Chicago 1 Jazz Chicago 2 Jazz Chicago styleJazz Singers online exhibitionJazz magazine clippings from the William P. Gottlieb collectionHistorical newspaper coverage: jazzMore jazz textsInfluence of Jazz on Modern Music (Aaron … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance primary source set, includes teacher's guideHarlem Renaissance primary source iBookHarlem Renaissance recollections: oral historyHarlem Renaissance online exhibitionHarlem Renaissance artistsThe Harlem Community Art Center and the WPAThe Whites Invade Harlem WPA life history captured 1938Harlem rent parties WPA life history captured 1939Related resourcesLearning from the Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers Learning from the Source: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Buffalo Bill Cody

Stories from America's LibraryBuffalo Bill Cody brief bio Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Buffalo Hunting with the Duke Little Sure Shot and the Gang Nebraskaland Days: Buffalo Bill RodeoBuffalo Bill's Wild West Show American TreasuresBuffalo Bill image setBuffalo Bill filmsBucking broncho 1894 Buffalo dance 1894 Sioux ghost dance 1894 Buffalo Bill--peaux rouges/redskins 1896 Buffalo Bill's wild west parade 1902Buffalo Bill's Sentiments on the Cuban … [Read more...]

NHD 2016: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Arts & Culture

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2016 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. This set specifically focuses on the arts and culture but all topic ideas are related to the 2016 NHD theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. NOTE: historic newspaper coverage is from 1836-1922.Exchanging Worlds, Exploring and Encountering Empire: World’s Fair Columbian ExpositionThe 1893 World Columbian … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: New Orleans

 New Orleans at 300: The Crescent City's Tricentennial Inside Adams blog January 9, 2018War of 1812 and the Battle of New Orleans America's LibraryWinning the Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815 America's LibraryThe Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Folklife Today blog January 8, 2015Mardi Gras Season in New Orleans America's Library local legacyHappy Mardi Gras! Inside Adams blogThe Supreme Madness of the Carnival Season In Custodia Legis blog February … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Oregon Trail

From End of the Oregon Trail, America's Library: The Oregon Trail was a route used by people who traveled to Oregon Country, which is what Oregon was called before it became a state in 1859. The Oregon Trail was the most popular way to get to Oregon Country from about 1843 through the 1870s. The trail started in Missouri and covered 2,000 miles before ending in Oregon City. Oregon National Historic Trail History & Culture National Park ServiceMaps related to the Oregon TrailOregon … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Greece

Greece primary source set World Digital LibraryGreece mapsGreece image setVideos and webcasts related to GreeceGreek related American life historiesGreece mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History CollectionVeteran oral histories including service in GreeceGreece sheet musicGreek song recordingsHistorical newspaper coverage: Greece 1836-1922Correspondence & reports related to Greece through 1899Books related to GreeceArticlesFALQs: The … [Read more...]

Today in History: Salvation Army

Today in History–July 5–the Library of Congress features the Salvation Army, founded on this day in London in 1865 as the Christian Mission.  Methodist minister William Booth and his wife Catherine founded the organization to fight poverty and religious indifference with military efficiency. The organization was renamed the Salvation Army in 1878 and expanded to the United States in 1880; it now serves in more than 100 countries. Find out more by visiting the Today in History … [Read more...]