September 12, 2022

Finding Resources: Postcards

Postcards: Greetings from the Prints & Photographs Division Research Guide Selected collections Panoramic and oversized postcards Postcards of Native Americans Postcards of churches in the United States Postcards of churches outside the United States Postcards of scenic views and tourist attractions Advertisement postcards Search tips Reference works Related resources Africana Historic Postcard Collection Democratic Republic of Congo … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Morocco

Morocco primary source set World Digital Library Morocco map Fez and the Kingdom of Morocco map Morocco image set Morocco printed ephemera (tourism, food, folklore) Alan Lomax collection 1967 Moroccan chorus and dance song recording 1959 U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Morocco Books and other texts related to Morocco U.S. veteran oral histories (Morocco service) Morocco mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection Early U.S. government … [Read more...]

Timely Connections: Frederick Douglass & Scientific Racism

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Eric Herschthal, a fellow at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, suggests that we remember Frederick Douglass "as someone whose insights about scientific theories of race are every bit as relevant in our era as they were when he wrote them." Take a look at the examples Herschthal provides about Douglass'  efforts to challenge scientific racism, including ethnology or, as it was sometimes referred to, "the … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Gambia

Gambia primary source set World Digital Library The Gambia map Reports & other texts about Gambia Webcasts related to Gambia Oral histories mentioning Gambia from the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Gambia U.S. legislation related to Gambia Guide to Law Online: Gambia Gambia country profile BBC Gambia timeline BBC Do You Have to Actually be Present on Your … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Kenya 12-69

Imagine you are from another planet and have been charged with reporting back to your commander on this country called Kenya on the continent of Africa. Zoom into this composite map and investigate the information presented. Create an outline of your findings. Compare the information in this composite map with one of the maps linked to below, noting similarities and differences. Kenya population density, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center 2000 Kenya's ethnic groups, BBC … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Kenya

Kenya primary sources from the World Digital Library Kenya maps Kenya images Kenya postcard collection TR [Theodore Roosevelt] in Africa 1909 film U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Kenya Service in Kenya: U.S. veteran oral histories Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Kenya Reports & other texts about Kenya Event recordings related to Kenya U.S. legislation related to Kenya Guide to Law Online: Kenya Global Legal … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Mauritania

  Mauritania primary sources from the World Digital Library Mauritania maps Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Mauritania U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Mauritania U.S. legislation related to Mauritania Guide to Law Online: Mauritania Global Legal Monitor articles about Mauritania Mauritania country study history, culture, industry, and more Mauritania country profile BBC Mauritania timeline BBC Reaching the … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Senegal

Senegal primary sources from the World Digital Library Plan du Cap Verd 18th century map [Senegal] Senegal maps Senegal images Historical U.S. newspaper coverage of Senegal Senegal reports, books & other texts Senegal mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection Darlin, komm mit mir nach Senegal! sheet music U.S. legislation related to Senegal Senegal: Guide to law online Event recordings related to Senegal Leopold Sedar Senghor: Thinker, … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Ethiopia

Ethiopia primary source set from the World Digital Library Ethiopia maps Ethiopia images Books about Ethiopia Ethiopia historical newspaper coverage Articles & other texts Epiphany and Timkat in Ethiopia: The City of Gondar Hosts Annual Epiphany Celebrations 4 Corners of the World January 19, 2022 Ethiopian Emperors and Slavery In Custodia Legis January 31, 2012 Abolition of Slavery in Ethiopia In Custodia Legis February 14, 2012 Through the Lands of King of … [Read more...]

Today in History: Liberia

Today in History–July 26–the Library of Congress features Liberia, declared an independent republic on this day in 1847. Formerly a colony of the American Colonization Society—organized in 1817 to resettle free black Americans in West Africa—Joseph Jenkins Roberts was elected the first president of the republic in 1848. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to this African nation and its founder. Joseph … [Read more...]