January 27, 2022

Today in History: January Posts

January 1 January 2 1892: Ellis Island 1893: Haiti 1933: Nicaragua January 3 January 4 1793: Lucretia Mott 1948: Burma/Myanmar January 5 January 6 1949: Harry S. Truman 1945: George H.W. Bush 1993: Dizzy Gillespie January 7 January 8 1891: Zora Neale Hurston 1955: Marian Anderson 1815 Battle of New Orleans January 9 January 10 1788: Connecticut … [Read more...]

Collection Spotlight: Open Access Books

The Open Access Books Collection is a growing online collection of contemporary open access e-books. By collecting the e-books in addition to the print books, the Library commits to preserving the digital content and providing lasting access to it. Books in several languages are available as are a number of children's book titles, linked to below. Abel and His Sister's Doll Akadeli's Lucky Day Aku the Sun Maker Animals Run Away Ann-Nem-Oh-Nee Finds Adventure Annoying … [Read more...]

Today in History: December Posts

December 1 December 2 1955: Rosa Parks Arrested 1957: Stravinsky & Balanchine 1763: Touro Synagogue 1942: Nuclear Fission December 3 December 4 1818: Illinois 1875: William "Boss" Tweed December 5 December 6 1776: Phi Beta Kappa 1782: Martin Van Buren 1864: Salmon P. Chase 1884: Washington Monument December 7 December 8 1941: Air Raid on Peal Harbor 1879: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: The Sauk & the Black Hawk War

Sauk image set Sauk Indians historical newspaper coverage Sac Indians historical newspaper coverage Black Hawk 1832 historical newspaper coverage 1832 historical newspaper mention of the Black Hawk War More Black Hawk War historical newspaper coverage Sac & Fox primary source set Battle of Bad Axe print 1857 Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk, and scenes in the West: a national poem in six cantos 1849 Life and Adventures of Black Hawk 1854 Scenes and … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Narragansett

Narragansett Indian Fall Festival image set Indian Rock, Narragansett image set Image set: masonry work and belt buckle creation by Narragansett Narragansett oral history audio recordings Letter related to Narragansett history project Narragansett mentions in A report to the Secretary of War of the United States, on Indian affairs, comprising a narrative of a tour performed in the summer of 1820 The early history of Narragansett; with an appendix of original documents … [Read more...]

Today in History: November Posts

November 1 November 2 1897: Library of Congress Building Opens 1882: Mary Todd Lincoln 1889: North Dakota & South Dakota November 3 November 4 1916: Eugene O'Neill & the Provincetown Players 1845: Uniform Presidential Election Day November 5 November 6 1884: James K. Polk 1861: Jefferson Davis November 7 November 8 1837: Elijah Lovejoy 1950: Hawaii 1861: Trent … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Native Americans

PSN curated source sets Today in History Black Hawk War Captivity Narratives Chief John Ross & the Cherokee Nation Chief Joseph Surrenders Custer’s Last Stand Fort Necessity & the French and Indian War Indian Citizenship Act Jamestown Siege of Fort Meigs Jim Thorpe Western Missionaries & Native Americans Sarah Winnemucca Primary Source Spotlight Indian Removal The Iroquois Confederacy Narragansett Navajo The Nez Percé … [Read more...]

Today in History: October Posts

October 1 October 2 1903: World Series 1780: John André & Benedict Arnold 1967: Thurgood Marshall October 3 October 4 1790: Chief John Ross & the Cherokee Nation 1902: Anthracite Coal Strike 1822: Rutherford B. Hayes October 5 October 6 1877: Chief Joseph Surrenders 1866: Rails & Robbers October 7 October 8 1868: Cornell University 1979: Cowboys & Fall Roundup … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – 20th Century Post World War II

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the 20th century, post World War II, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Further moments in history may be searched for in the Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) collection. Primarily focused on post-World War II diplomacy, from the late 1940s to the present day, the collection … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – Early 20th Century

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the early 20th century, through World War II, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Panama Canal (1903) Treaty of Portsmouth (1905) Russo-Japanese War: Topics in Chronicling America 1905 Portsmouth Treaty historical newspaper coverage Treaty-related image set Today in History: Theodore Roosevelt Today in History: Japan Dollar Diplomacy: Ending … [Read more...]