October 19, 2019

Today in History: Arkansas

Today in History–June 15–the Library of Congress features Arkansas, which became the 25th state on this day in 1836. Over the years, this state has adopted many different nicknames, including the "Bear State", the "Wonder State", the "Land of Opportunity", and, most recently, the "Natural State". Learn more about Arkansas by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures. Arkansas stories from America’s Library Arkansas primary … [Read more...]

Today in History: California Folk Music Project

Qanun solo: performed by Bedros Haroutunian Today in History–June 15–the Library of Congress features the California Folk Music Project. Visit the Today in History section to grab hold of some fun trivia and learn about the misnice and the qanun—now there's a great SCRABBLE® word. Then follow the links below to access more primary source collections related to recorded music and the state of California. Glossary of musical instruments recorded, photographed, or sketched for the California … [Read more...]