November 16, 2018

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...]

World Spotlight: Vietnam

Vietnam country profileVietnam country studyVietnam primary source set World Digital LibraryVietnam mapsVietnam imagesGroup 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...]

World Spotlight: Cambodia

Cambodia primary source set World Digital LibraryCambodia mapsForeign Affairs oral histories mentioning CambodiaHistoric 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 1887Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective 2009 webcastU.S. legislation related to CambodiaGuide to … [Read more...]

Today in History: Burma / Myanmar

Today in History–January 4–the Library of Congress features Burma (Myanmar), which gained independence on this date in 1948. Learn some more about this Asian country by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary sources.Burma (Myanmar) mapsContemporary U.S. legislation related to Burma (Myanmar)Burma (Myanmar) booksBurma historical newspaper coverageBurma (Myanmar) historical imagesMyanmar primary source set from the World … [Read more...]