September 18, 2018

Today in History: County and State Fairs

Today in History–August 22–the Library of Congress features county and state fairs, many of which are held around this date. County and state fairs feature entertainment as well as showcase the agricultural industry and rural lifestyles. Learn more by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources & more.County and State Fairs from America's LibraryCounty fair imagesA rube couple at a county fair 1904 filmCounty fair audio … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Israel

Places in the News: IsraelJanuary 2006 July 2006 May 2008 May 2011 Lebanon / Israel : February 2005 Lebanon / Israel : August 2006 Syria/Israel: January 2000 Syria/Israel: October 2000Israel country studyIsrael country profile BBCIsrael timeline BBCIsrael primary source set World Digital LibraryIsrael mapsThe children of IsraelEgypt Israel peace treatyIsrael image setIsrael sheet musicIsrael song recordingsU.S. veteran oral … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Great Britain & the United Kingdom

Great Britain—England, Scotland, and Wales—was established in 1707. Around a century later, together Great Britain and Ireland formed the United Kingdom though, today, only Northern Ireland remains part of the UK. The Library of Congress uses Great Britain in both descriptive and subject cataloging as the conventional form for the United Kingdom. Learning about Great Britain can help students better understand the foundations of U.S. culture and government.Great BritainJohn Bull and … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Spring

Children of Spring 1888 verses and color illustrationsSpring 1892 book of poetrySpringtime and Other Verses 1910The Springtime of Love and Other Poems 1914Spring: historical newspaper articles & advertisementsSpring oral history audio recordingsSpring song recordingsSpringtime song recordingsSpring sheet musicSpringtime sheet musicSpring image setSpringtime image setLibrary blog postsAn 'Appalachian Spring' Collaboration In the Muse … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: James Reese Europe

James Reese Europe biographyAfrican-American History Month: James Reese Europe In the Muse blog February 24, 2010James Reese Europe imagesRagtime Dance: Castle Walk filmRagtime Dance: One Step Variation filmJames Reese Europe song recordingsJames Reese Europe sheet musicJames Reese Europe: timeline & select newspaper articlesMore James Reese Europe historic newspaper coverageClef Club historic newspaper coverage369th Infantry historic newspaper … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Snow

Snow imagesSnowflake imagesCCSS K-5 writing promptsSnow-related filmsThe first sleigh-ride 1897 Sleighing scene 1898 Montreal Fire Department on runners (sleigh) 1901 Esquimaux village Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec 1902Snow-related song recordingsLand of snow and a thousand lakes (Tuhatjärvien lumien maa) Snow deer Snow flakes waltz When the snow birds cross the valleySnow sheet musicSnowflake sheet musicPicnic … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Weather

Congress requires US military to collect weather data 1870Weather Forecasting Among Services to [House] MembersWeather forecasting primary source set, includes teacher's guideMore weather forecasting primary sourcesWeather instruments primary source setWeather vanes primary source setWeather bureau primary source setWeather Service primary source setMeteorological stations primary source setWeather emergencies primary source setWeather sheet … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Syria

Syria country studySyria country profile BBCSyria country profileSyria timeline BBCPlaces in the News: SyriaSyria primary source set World Digital LibrarySyria mapsSyria image setBooks & reports about SyriaReport of the Syrian and Palestinian Relief Fund Sewing Rooms and Christian Herald Relief Fund Lace IndustryWebcasts related to SyriaSyrian dance song recordingsOriental Hymn Tunes: Egyptian and SyrianU.S. veteran oral histories (service … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Sweden

Sweden country profile BBCSweden timeline BBCSweden primary source set from the World Digital LibrarySweden mapsSweden image setSwede personal narrativesSwede oral history interviewsU.S. veteran oral histories (service in Sweden)Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning SwedenSwedish American SongSwedish sheet musicSwedish song recordingsBooks, articles and other texts about SwedenThomas Jefferson correspondence related to … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: The Seminoles

Seminole image setPolitical cartoons related to the SeminolesMaps related to the SeminolesSeminole song recordingsBooks about the SeminolesIndian Chieftain newspaper 1882-1902Seminole Indians historic newspaper coverage through 1922Modern-day legislation related to the SeminolesSkulls, Scalps and Seminoles: Science and Violence in Florida, 1800-1842 streaming webcastSeminole Chief OsceolaOsceola in Florida background Osceola of Florida portrait … [Read more...]