September 16, 2014

Primary Source Spotlight: American Eagle

The new picture of the eagle

American eagle image set Bald eagle image set American eagle sheet music American eagle march streaming song recording The American eagle against the British lion! 1844 broadside Historic American newspapers: American eagle Legislation related to the American eagle Featured Source: Eagle map of the United States primary source analysis activity … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Liberty Bell

The Human Liberty Bell

Liberty bell image set Liberty bell sheet music Liberty bell song recordings Liberty bell books & other texts Historic American newspapers: Liberty bell … [Read more...]

Today in History: Los Angeles

Los Angeles as it appeared in 1871

Today in History–September 04–the Library of Congress features El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles (The Town of the Queen of the Angels) founded on this day in 1781. Located between the San Gabriel Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles remained independent until it was taken in a bloodless effort by U.S. forces during the Mexican American War. Originally focused on agriculture, Los Angeles is now known as a center for tourism and the entertainment industry as well as trade, … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Iowa

Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Iowa

Iowa stories from America’s Library Iowa primary source set Iowa maps Iowa images Iowa sheet music Iowa songs & oral histories Iowa books & other texts Iowa historical newspapers Iowa broadsides & printed ephemera Lao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa webcast Writers from Iowa's International Writer's Program Read From Their Work Iowa: U.S. legislation Iowa Guide to Law Online More U.S. state primary source collections … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Montana

Montana stories from America’s Library Montana primary source set Montana maps Montana images Montana films & webcasts Montana oral history Montana books & other texts Montana historical newspapers Montana sheet music Montana legislation Montana Guide to Law Online Montana-related posts on PSN More U.S. state primary source collections … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Virginia

Colton's Virginia.

Virginia stories from America’s Library Virginia primary source set Virginia image set from American Memory More Virginia images Virginia maps Virginia books & other texts Virginia songs & oral histories Virginia historical newspapers Virginia historical periodicals Virginia sheet music Virginia legislation Virginia Guide to Law Online Virginia-related posts on PSN More U.S. state primary source collections … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Utah

Valley of babbling waters, southern Utah

Utah stories from America’s Library Utah primary source set Utah maps Utah books & other texts Utah historical newspapers Utah sheet music Utah songs & oral histories Utah image set Utah legislation Utah Guide to Law Online Utah-related posts on PSN More U.S. state primary source collections … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Kentucky

We'll have a jubilee in my old Kentucky Home

Kentucky stories from America’s Library Fighting (Civil War ) for Kentucky Today in History: October 8 Kentucky primary source set Kentucky image set from American Memory More Kentucky images Kentucky maps Kentucky books, articles & personal narratives Kentucky oral histories Kentucky historical newspapers Kentucky historical periodicals Kentucky sheet music Kentucky songs (streaming audio) Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers (streaming … [Read more...]

Learning from the Source: Print Advertising Across the Centuries

Print Advertising Across the Centuries Student Future Advertisement

Overview Advertisements showcase products and the latest technology while reflecting life and society as we know it, or wish it to be. This project encourages students to use their natural curiosity about the similarities between the past, present, and future to analyze and compare and contrast historical, contemporary, and hypothetical print advertisements of the future.* To complete this project, students will . . . learn about advertising persuasion techniques. analyze a historical … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: Chronicling America Historic Newspapers Advanced Search Tips

Advanced Search Tips: Chronicling America Historic Newspapers

Overview Chronicling America Historic Newspapers is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress, as a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with coverage from 1836-1922. As of March, 2013, the Chronicling American digitized database contained more than 700 publications that were published in 26 states; the NDNP eventually plans to … [Read more...]