October 23, 2018

World Spotlight: Brazil

Brazil: Places in the NewsBrazil country studyCountry profile: Brazil BBCBrazil timeline BBCCapoeira: From Crime to Culture In Custodia Legis blog October 9, 2012Brazil primary source set from the World Digital LibraryBrazil imagesBrazil mapsBrazil literary recordingsBrazilian song recordingsBrazilian sheet musicBrazil books and documentsU.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning BrazilService in Brazil: U.S. veteran oral … [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 RodeoAmerican TreasuresBuffalo Bill’s Special Service Buffalo Bill's Wild West ShowBuffalo 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 … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: World Digital Library

Overview The World Digital Library (WDL) provides access to multilingual primary sources from around the world. It's mission is to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding by highlighting the stories and achievements of all countries and cultures. WDL "is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, … [Read more...]

Today in History: The Gettysburg Address

Today in History–November 19–the Library of Congress features the Gettysburg Address, delivered by Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery on this date in 1863. Edward Everett, a well-known orator, delivered a two-hour speech. President Abraham Lincoln’s speech lasted only a few minutes. As the Library notes, "In spite of Lincoln's disclaimer that 'the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here,' his brief speech continues to resonate in the American … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Teaching Ideas for Different Primary Source Types

The Fall Issue of the TPS Quarterly is out and the featured article--"Beyond Typescript and Photographs: Using Primary Sources in Different Formats"--provides teaching ideas for using different primary source types in learning activities. Read the article to get tips on using handwritten manuscripts; posters, prints, and drawings; motion pictures; oral histories; historic sheet music and sound recordings; and maps. For more ideas related to specific primary source types, take a look at these … [Read more...]