October 5, 2022

Featured Source: Happy New Year 1915

The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.), 01 Jan. 1915. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. … [Read more...]

Featured Source: A Happy New Year 1914

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Today in History: Ellis Island

Today in History–January 1–the Library of Congress features Ellis Island. On this date in 1892 a fifteen-year old Irish girl named Annie Moore became the first person to pass through the doors of the Ellis Island Immigration Station. Between 1892 and 1954, more than 12 million immigrants, as many at 5,000 a day, passed through Ellis Island to start a new life in the United States. At the station, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, immigrants underwent medical examinations and answered … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: New Year’s

New Year images The day after short film New Year song recordings New Year sheet music New Year books & other texts New Year's books & articles New Year's Eve historical newspaper coverage New Year's Day historical newspaper coverage Select historical newspaper articles: Mummer's New Year Parade (modern-day Mummer's Parade info) Library New Year's blog posts Primary Sources for Musical Learning: Comparing Arrangements of Auld Lang Syne Teaching with the … [Read more...]