April 20, 2014

World Spotlight: Vietnam

Bridge over branch of many-mouthed Mekong

Vietnam country profile Vietnam country study Vietnam primary source set World Digital Library Vietnam maps Vietnam images Group of children, with baskets, posed under palm tree, Saigon Group of ten workers posed by palm trees, Saigon Two women posed, seated, Saigon Mandarin, full length, seated, facing front, Saigon Elderly man watching two young boys Street in Saigon Municipal theatre and stand for "malabars," the oriental hansom cab Bridge over branch of … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: Boston

Indexed map of Boston

Boston maps Boston image set from American Memory More Boston images Canoeing on the Charles River, Boston, Mass 1904 film TR attends his son Archie's wedding at Boston 1917 Boston books & articles Boston correspondence, reports, printed ephemera & other texts Boston sheet music "The Boston Burglar" song lyrics Boston songs (audio recordings) Boston legislation … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: New York

Sunnyside--on the Hudson

New York stories from America’s Library New York primary source set New York state maps Greater New York Illustrated (1899) Pictorial Americana: Selected images of New York state New York state images from American Memory More New York state images New York state books & articles New York historic newspapers New York state reports, printed ephemera, correspondence & other texts New York state sheet music New York state oral histories & … [Read more...]

Today in History: Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park, Maine

Today in History–February 26–the Library of Congress features Acadia National Park in Maine. On this day in 1919, Congress approved an Act to Establish the Lafayette National Park at Mt. Desert Island. Ten years later this coastal Maine park expanded and was renamed Acadia National Park. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section then discovering the primary source linked to below. Acadia National Park image set Acadia National Park maps Mount Desert national park (1918) "An … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore, American candidate for president of the United States

Millard Fillmore image set Millard Fillmore correspondence Millard Fillmore's messages to Congress Message to the Senate announcing the death of President Zachary Taylor  July 9, 1850 First Annual Message to Congress Second Annual Message to Congress Third Annual Message to Congress "Read! Read!!" Being a reply to "a statement proving Millard Fillmore, the candidate of the Whig party for the office of Vice President, to be an abolitionist Fugitive slave bill ... Approved, … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Texas

Texas

Texas stories from America’s Library Texas primary source set Texas maps Pictorial Americana: selected images of Texas More Texas images Texas historical films Texas sheet music Songs & oral histories related to Texas Texas veterans oral histories Texas personal narratives from the American Folklife Center Texas Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project Texas stories: Voices From the Days of Slavery Texas books & other … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Cambodia

Nixon sends GIs into Cambodia

Cambodia primary source set World Digital Library Cambodia maps Foreign Affairs oral histories mentioning Cambodia Historic 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 1887 Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective 2009 webcast U.S. legislation related to Cambodia Guide to … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Alabama

Alabama lullaby

Alabama stories from America’s Library Alabama primary source set Alabama image set Alabama maps Alabama sheet music Songs & oral histories related to Alabama Alabama veterans oral histories Alabama personal narratives Alabama books & other texts Alabama historical newspapers The Scottsboro Nine newspaper articles Alabama related webcasts Alabama related legislation Alabama Guide to Law Online Alabama-related posts on PSN More U.S. state … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Serbia

The landing-place near cathedral, Belgrade, Servia

Serbia primary source set World Digital Library Serbia maps Serbian image set Што се боре мисли моје (Serbian song recording) Foreign Affairs oral histories mentioning Serbia Historic U.S. newspaper coverage of Serbia (through 1922) U.S. legislation related to Serbia Guide to Law Online: Serbia Country Study: Former Yugoslavia … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Iran

King of Persia/Shah of Iran

Iran primary source set, World Digital Library Iran maps Iran image set Persia image set Featured Image: The Book of Kings Books & articles about Iran Films & webcasts related to Iran Persia; Concert polka (sheet music) U.S. veteran oral histories (service in Iran, mainly World War II) Oral histories mentioning Iran from the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training Historical newspaper coverage of … [Read more...]