Primary Source Spotlight: Reconstruction
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Primary Source Spotlight: Reconstruction

Civil War & Reconstruction Primary Source Set Reconstruction images Reconstruction sheet music Newspaper articles related to Reconstruction 1865-99 Books and other texts related to Reconstruction Oral histories related to Reconstruction Jim Crow & Segregation primary source set & teachers’ guide 13th Amendment to the Constitution (1865) Today in History: 14th Amendment Today in History: Juneteenth…

Primary Source Spotlight: Teachers

Primary Source Spotlight: Teachers

Teacher image set Teaching image set Teacher sheet music Teacher oral histories Free to Use and Reuse: Teachers & Students primary source set Books about teachers and teaching More texts about teachers and teaching Historical newspaper coverage related to the teaching profession Legislation related to teachers Legislation related to teacher appreciation week Related resources

Collections Spotlight: Harry Belafonte

Collections Spotlight: Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte image set Remembering Harry Belafonte primary source set A Time for Freedom video (5:29) Off the record interview with Harry Belafonte (audio) 1987 Harry Belafonte interview (transcript) 2019 Legendary Folk Singer Odetta speaks of Harry Belafonte in video interview (24:10) Historical newspaper coverage of Harry Belafonte “Calypso”—Harry Belafonte 2017 essay  RIP Harry Belafonte…

Primary Source Spotlight: Novels in Verse

Primary Source Spotlight: Novels in Verse

Novels in verse tell stories using both poetry while also employing traditional narrative structures and styles. Use the links below to learn more about this form of storytelling and to dive into the Library’s collections. No Extra Words: The Emotional Punch of Novels in Verse Bookmarked blog includes videos of conversations with authors Lancelot ou…

Collection Spotlight: Africana Historic Postcards

Collection Spotlight: Africana Historic Postcards

This unique collection contains more than 7,000 historical photographic postcards providing a Euro-centric visual record of Africa and its people during the historically intensive years of European colonialism, from 1895 to 1960. Most of the postcard imagery from the African colonies was taken by military and colonial officials, missionary workers, and professional photographers. In addition…

Primary Source Spotlight: Poetry

Primary Source Spotlight: Poetry

April certainly is not the cruelest month if you’re looking for poetry resources from the Library of Congress, LOC.gov has loads of treasures to choose from. Library collections PSN poet primary source collections Digitized poetry materials from the Library’s collections Poet Laureates Finding Resources: Poetry in Historical Newspapers Multimedia & music Poetry online exhibition materials Civil…

Primary Source Spotlight: Victoria Woodhull

Primary Source Spotlight: Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull was a woman suffrage and labor reform activist and the first female candidate for U.S. President. She ran on the Equal Right’s Party ticket in 1872 with Frederick Douglass as the Vice Presidential candidate, running against Republican president Ulysses S. Grant and Democratic candidate Horace Greeley. Victoria Woodhull historical newspaper coverage The Judiciary Committee of the…

Primary Source Spotlight: Frances Perkins

Primary Source Spotlight: Frances Perkins

Frances Perkins images Frances Perkins historical newspaper coverage Correspondence and other texts related to Frances Perkins Frances Perkins Columbia University Libraries Oral History Research Office Contemporary legislation related to Frances Perkins Frances Perkins: Architect of the New Deal JSTOR Daily Promoting the General Welfare: Frances Perkins In Custodia Legis Frances Perkins, the Woman Behind FDR…

Collections Spotlight: Influential Latinas

Collections Spotlight: Influential Latinas

The Minerva’s Kaleidoscope blog highlights several influential women who appear in the picture book, Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers, by Guatemalan-American author, illustrator, and teacher Juliet Menéndez. Hear from Menéndez and learn more about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Teresa Carreño, Frida Kahlo, Celia Cruz, Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Cisneros, and a couple more inspiring…

Collections Spotlight: Civilian Conservation Corps

Collections Spotlight: Civilian Conservation Corps

Civilian Conservation Corps images Civilian Conservation Corps reports & other texts Olmsted Associates Records related to the Civilian Conservation Corps Civilian Conservation Corps historical newspaper coverage 1933-1942 Modern U.S. legislation related to the Civilian Conservation Corps PBS American Experience: Civilian Conservation Corps Roosevelt’s Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps Digital Public Library of America exhibition…

Primary Source Spotlight: Buffalo Soldiers

Primary Source Spotlight: Buffalo Soldiers

On June 28, 1866, the U.S. Congress passed An Act to Increase and Fix the Military Peace Establishment of the United States, which established four segregated African American infantry regiments and two cavalry regiments: the Ninth Cavalry, the Tenth Cavalry, the Thirty-eighth Infantry, the Thirty-ninth Infantry, the Fortieth Infantry, and the Forty-first Infantry. According to…

Collections Spotlight: Earthquakes

Collections Spotlight: Earthquakes

Earthquake damage photos Earthquake films & videos Earthquake maps Earthquake oral histories And behold there was a great earthquake, an Easter anthem sheet music Books, reports & other texts about earthquakes U.S. historical newspaper coverage: earthquakes U.S. legislation related to earthquakes Global Legal Monitor articles related to earthquakes U.S. Geological Survey: Earthquake Hazards Library blog…