World Spotlight: Turkey

World Spotlight: Turkey

Turkey primary source set from the World Digital Library Turkey maps Turkey images Books and reports about Turkey U.S. historical newspaper coverage about Turkey Video recordings related to Turkey Oral histories of U.S. veterans with service in Turkey Alan Lomax Collection items: Turkey U.S. legislation related to Turkey Global Legal Monitor articles: Turkey Guide to Law Online: Turkey…

Collections Spotlight: Letterpress Posters by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

Collections Spotlight: Letterpress Posters by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

More than 250 of this Detroit-based artist’s dynamic posters, which inspire both action and reflection through layers of words and color, are now online. A Creative Commons license allows image downloading and sharing, as long as appropriate credit is given to the artist. The images cannot be used commercially or modified. Letterpress Posters by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. 2002-22…

Primary Source Spotlight: Fire!

Primary Source Spotlight: Fire!

Wildfire image set Forest fires image set Southern California wildfire overview : 10/30/03 Preliminary survey of burned areas, Yellowstone National Park and adjoining national forests : October, 1988 Climate & Wildfires in the 21st Century 2014-10-09 Observing, Fighting and Mitigating Damage from Wildfires 2007-10-17 Forest fires and mountain topography personal narrative 1996 Firefighting on Dry…

Today in History: Susie King Taylor

Today in History: Susie King Taylor

Today in History–August 6–the Library of Congress features Susie King Taylor, a teacher, nurse, and author who was born on a plantation in Georgia on this date in 1848. Learn more about Taylor and her Civil War service and remembrances by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to this lifelong…

Primary Source Spotlight: Geronimo

Primary Source Spotlight: Geronimo

Geronimo image set U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Geronimo 1870-1910 U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Geronimo and President Roosevelt 1905 Geronimo’s Story of his Life 1906 related newspaper article from The Oglala Light The Pursuit of the Apache Chief: A Story of the Campaign Against Geronimo 1920 When Geronimo Rode 1924 A Chiracahua Apache’s Account…

Today in History: Executive Orders 9980 & 9981

Today in History: Executive Orders 9980 & 9981

Today in History–July 26–the Primary Source Nexus features two presidential edicts signed by President Harry S. Truman on this date in 1948. Executive Orders 9980 and 9981 mandated, respectively, that “All personnel actions taken by Federal appointing officers shall be based solely on merit and fitness. . .” and “equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons…

Primary Source Spotlight: Philippine-American War

Primary Source Spotlight: Philippine-American War

Philippine-American War: Topics in Chronicling America timeline and select newspaper articles More U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Philippine War 1898-1902 Maps: Spanish-American War – Philippines Political cartoons: Spanish-American War – Philippines Images: Spanish-American War – Philippines Films: Spanish-American War – Philippines Manila, or Monroe doctrine? (c 1898) Anti-Carnegie scraps and comments (1899) An epitome of historical events and…

Primary Source Spotlight: South African Apartheid

A total view of South Africa lecture – novelist Alan Paton speaks on apartheid 1977 audio recording System of apartheid in South Africa Law Library report February 1991 South African Apartheid image set Historical U.S. newspaper coverage related to South African Apartheid from 1948 on South African Apartheid mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History…

Primary Source Spotlight: Victory Gardens

Primary Source Spotlight: Victory Gardens

Victory garden posters FSA/OWI Collection photos: Victory gardens and Victory gardeners More Victory garden images Chicago Victory Gardens: Yesterday and Tomorrow video Pamphlets Victory Gardens historical newspaper coverage 1918-1919 Victory Gardens historical newspaper coverage 1940-1945 116 HRES 937 IH: Recognizing the important role Victory Gardens played in America’s World War efforts Online exhibitions Articles &…

World Spotlight: Sudan

World Spotlight: Sudan

Sudan primary source set from the World Digital Library Sudan maps Sudan images Books and reports about Sudan U.S. historical newspaper coverage about Sudan Video recordings related to Sudan Alan Lomax Collection items: Sudan U.S. legislation related to Sudan Sudan – Places in the News January 2011 Global Legal Monitor articles: Sudan Guide to Law Online: Sudan Guide…

Collections Spotlight: Natural Disasters

Collections Spotlight: Natural Disasters

Natural disasters primary source set with teacher’s guide Natural Disasters primary source set Disasters, Devastation and Destruction from America’s Library Severe Weather In Custodia Legis Natural Disasters: A Resource Guide National Geographic Natural Disasters National Severe Storms Laboratory Natural Disasters: Nature’s Fury lesson plan Avalanches & snow storms Cyclones hurricanes, typhoons Earthquakes Fire! Floods &…