October 1, 2022

Primary Source Spotlight: Smallpox & Inoculation

1721 proclamation mentioning small pox The Fight Over Inoculation During the 1721 Boston Smallpox Epidemic Science in the News, Harvard University An historical account of the small-pox inoculated in New-England 1726 Internet Archive George Washington Papers, Series 4, General Correspondence: Massachusetts House of Representatives, October 5, 1775, Smallpox Resolution George Washington letter to Martha Washington urging inoculation June 24, 1776 George Washington and the First … [Read more...]

Collections Spotlight: Cyclones, Hurricanes, Typhoons

Cyclones The recent cyclone in the South photograph U.S.S. Yantic, after cyclone photograph Sailing in a cyclone storm sheet music The Voice of the Cyclone on Sea and Land 1893 U.S. historical newspaper coverage of cyclones US. legislation related to cyclones Places in the News October 2012: Cyclone Nilam heading towards India Fiji : February 20, 2016 - Cyclone Winston Hurricanes Hurricane primary source set U.S. historical newspaper coverage of … [Read more...]

NHD 2023 – Frontiers in History: Ideas Resource Sets

The 2023 National History Day theme is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. A frontier may represent the outermost limits of a defined body of knowledge or a new field waiting to explored. While considering topics for history fair projects, keep the following questions from the NHD 2023 themebook in mind. What factors contributed to the development of a frontier? Why did the frontier emerge? How did the frontier change? When did it cease to be a frontier? What impact … [Read more...]

NHD 2023 – Frontiers in History: Places Resource Sets

The 2023 National History Day theme is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. A frontier may be a geographical  area like a new region beyond some established border. While considering topics for history fair projects, keep the following questions from the NHD 2023 themebook in mind. What factors contributed to the development of a frontier? Why did the frontier emerge? How did the frontier change? When did it cease to be a frontier? What impact did the frontier have on … [Read more...]

NHD 2023 – Frontiers in History: People Resource Sets

The 2023 National History Day theme is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. People from all walks of live have pushed frontier boundaries by thinking outside the box and taking action. While considering topics for history fair projects, keep the following questions from the NHD 2023 themebook in mind. What factors contributed to the development of a frontier? Why did the frontier emerge? How did the frontier change? When did it cease to be a frontier? What impact did the … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Republic of Korea maps South Korea maps Maps of Seoul, South Korea Under Japanese Occupation South Korea images Republic of Korea reports & other texts South Korea reports & other texts Republic of Korea: historical U.S. newspaper coverage South Korea: historical U.S. newspaper coverage Korean Culture Art Program and Concert event recording Republic of Korea: U.S. veteran's stories South Korea: U.S. veteran's stories U.S. legislation related to the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Military Conscription (the Draft)

The Draft Riots of 1863 : A Historical Study Read at the Meeting of the Ohio Commandery Civil War draft riots Civil War induction officer with lottery box photograph Civil War Conscription Laws In Custodia Legis November 15, 2012 Freemen! Avoid Conscription! 1862 broadside Abraham's draft, 600,000 more 1862 sheet music Southern "volunteers" 1862 political cartoon The Conscription Bill speech of Hon. S.S. Cox, of Ohio delivered on February 26, 1863 Abraham Lincoln … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Mississippi River

Mississippi River maps Mississippi River images Civil War Mississippi River Fleet image set The River 1938 film Audio recordings related to the Mississippi River songs & oral histories The Mississippi River 1851 sheet music Correspondence related to the Mississippi River Reports & other texts related to the Mississippi River Mississippi River historical newspaper articles & advertisements 1900 and later U.S. legislation related to the Mississippi … [Read more...]

Collection Connections: America’s Roadways

John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive Collection overview Free to Use and Reuse: Selections from the archive Roadside America Flickr album Roadside America Story Map Caught Our Eyes: Coffee and Donuts, Anyone? Picture This August 9, 2012 “Exclamation Points”—John Margolies Photographs of Roadside America Ready for Touring Picture This June 21, 2017 On the Road Again: Scouting Out "Roadside America" Sites Picture This October 12, 2017 Marvels of Roadside … [Read more...]

Today in History: Title IX

Today in History–June 23–Congress passed the landmark legislation, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which, as amended (20 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq.) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions and programs receiving federal funding. Learn more in this research guide overview and the resources linked to above and below. Legislative Path to Title IX timeline with links to primary sources Title IX digital copy National Archives U.S. legislation … [Read more...]