October 6, 2022

NHD 2023 – Frontiers in History: People Resource Sets

The 2023 National History Day theme is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. People from all walks of live have pushed frontier boundaries by thinking outside the box and taking action. While considering topics for history fair projects, keep the following questions from the NHD 2023 themebook in mind. What factors contributed to the development of a frontier? Why did the frontier emerge? How did the frontier change? When did it cease to be a frontier? What impact did the … [Read more...]

Collections Spotlight: Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress contains recordings of poets and prose writers participating in literary events at the Library’s Capitol Hill campus as well as sessions at the Library’s Recording Laboratory. As of April, 2019, there are nearly 300 artists represented the digital collection. There is a biography for each artist and each of those links to one or more recordings featuring readings and commentary on their work. Happy poetry … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance primary source set, includes teacher's guide Harlem Renaissance primary source iBook Harlem Renaissance recollections: oral history Harlem Renaissance online exhibition Harlem Renaissance artists The Harlem Community Art Center and the WPA The Whites Invade Harlem WPA life history captured 1938 Harlem rent parties WPA life history captured 1939 Related resources Learning from the Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers Learning from the Source: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Women’s History

Teaching resources Primary Source Learning: Women in U.S. History Primary Source Learning: Women’s Road to the Vote Primary source sets A look back at female police officers image set Primary Source Spotlight: Woman Suffrage collections Women in Science & Technology select primary sources & teacher's guide Woman's Land Army of America Activists Jane Addams Susan B. Anthony Clara Barton and the Red Cross Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Carrie S. … [Read more...]

Today in History: Gertrude Stein

Today in History–July 27–the Library of Congress features avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein, who died on this day in 1947. Stein was also an astute collector of fine art and well known for entertaining the artists she favored. Find out more by visiting the Today in History. For more insight into her character, take a look at the resources below Gertrude Stein portraits Alice B. Toklas images Historic newspaper articles mentioning Stein Tender buttons : objects, food, rooms by … [Read more...]

Today in History: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Today in History–February 13–the Library of Congress features the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) founded on this date in 1914 by composer Victor Herbert. Learn more about Herbert and other ASCAP artists by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) founded from America's Library ASCAP: One Hundred Years and Beyond online exhibition American … [Read more...]