January 26, 2023

Collections Spotlight: Tornadoes

Tornado images Tornado scenes in St. Louis 1896 Insurance map illustrating scope of damage by tornado in Gainesville, Georgia Tornado sheet music U.S. historical newspaper coverage related to tornadoes Books America's Greatest Flood and Tornado Calamity c. 1913 The Great Tornado of 1821 in New Hampshire A Modern Herculaneum: Story of the New Richmond Tornado (1899) Pictured Story of the Tornado St. Louis, May 27, 1896 Omaha Tornado-Album images + text in German c. … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Flint Sit-Down Strike

Labor strategists confer with heads image Jan. 12, 1937 Head of U.A.W. (United Auto Workers) Women’s Auxiliary kitchen set up in a restaurant image Jan.-Feb., 1937 More Flint strike photos Flint factory video Flint sit down 1936-37 historical newspaper coverage Flint strike 1936-37 historical newspaper coverage The Flint, Michigan, Sit-Down Strike resource guide Flint Sit-Down Strike (1936-1937) background & video, Social Welfare History Project Flint Sit-Down Strike … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Speaker of the House

Speaker of the House images Correspondence, memos & other texts related to the Speaker of the House Books and more texts related to the Speaker of the House U.S. legislation related to the Speaker of the House Historical newspaper articles mentioning the Speaker of the House At Valley Forge 1918 speech by Champ Clark, U.S. Representative from Missouri and Speaker of House U.S. House of Representatives History Art, & Archives resources Speakers of the House by … [Read more...]

Collections Spotlight: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Mary Ann Shadd Cary House 116 HR 5972 IH: Mary Ann Shadd Cary Post Office Dedication Act Break Every Yoke and Let the Oppressed Go Free speech by Mary Ann Shadd Cary, April 6, 1858 Black Past Colored Schools: Second District National Republican (Washington City (D.C.) 06 Sept. 1875 Officers of the N.W.S.A. for 1877 and '78 The New Northwest (Portland, Or.) 11 Jan. 1878 Triolene or Diptheria Cure and Cattarh Relief The Virginia Star (Richmond, Va.) 11 May 1878 The Provincial … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: St. Louis

Pictorial St. Louis, a topographical survey Pictorial St. Louis – The Great Metropolis of the Mississippi Valley Teaching with the Library of Congress More St. Louis maps St. Louis images St. Louis films Sheet music related to St. Louis Veteran oral histories with service in St. Louis, Missouri The St. Louis Republic 01-01-1900 - 01-02-1906 Pictorial Guide to St. Louis More books & other texts related to St. Louis Related resources Today in History: … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Qatar

World Digital Library Qatar primary sources Qatar maps Veteran oral histories with service in Qatar U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Qatar Qatar Guide to Law Online World Digital Library and the Qatar Foundation In Custodia Legis U.S. legislation related to Qatar Qatar web archives Qatar country profile BBC Qatar timeline BBC FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Volcanoes

Volcano maps Volcano images U.S. historical newspaper coverage: volcano eruptions Krakatoa Volcano Eruption (1883): Topics in Chronicling America select articles & timeline Books, reports & other texts about volcanoes U.S. legislation related to volcanoes U.S. Geological Survey: Volcano Hazards Program Places in the News articles related to volcanoes Japan: Active Volcanoes Special Measures Act Amended Global Legal Monitor, September 11, 2015 Volcanoes: Near, … [Read more...]

Collections Spotlight: Mabel Ping-Hua Lee

Chinese Girl Wants Vote New-York Tribune (New York [N.Y.]) 13 April 1912 | Curator's note China Past & Present - The Economic History of China by Mabel Ping-Hua Lee The New York Herald (New York, N.Y.) 02 April 1922 Dr. Mabel P. Lee image c 1920-25 Celebrate Women's History Month with Mabel Ping-Hua Lee and Suffragist Cards Minerva's Kaleidoscope March 10, 2021 Diversity in the Struggle: Exploring the Lives of Suffragists Teaching with the Library of Congress March 11, … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Ida Tarbell & Standard Oil

Ida Tarbell image set The crusaders 1906 political cartoon Books by Ida Tarbell Anna E. Dickinson letters to Ida Tarbell The Documents of Ida M. Tarbell Allegheny College Select sources from the collection Standard Oil's Monopoly: Topics in Chronicling America select newspaper articles & timeline What's Wrong with America & Big Business? Ida Tarbell Answers Both Questions The Washington Herald (Washington, D.C.), 26 Nov. 1911 More historical newspaper articles … [Read more...]

Today in History: Elizabeth Keckley

Today in History–November 15–the Library of Congress features Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, whose emancipation deed was signed on this date in 1855. Although best known for her role as confidante and dressmaker to President Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd, Keckley was also an author and a generous philanthropist who assisted escapees from southern slavery. Find out more by visiting the  Today in History section, then click the links below to access related resources. Mention of Elizabeth Keckley in … [Read more...]