May 26, 2020

Today in History: Amos Alonzo Stagg

Today in History–September 16–the Library of Congress features college football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg, who announced his retirement at the age of 98 on this day in 1960. Stagg played football and baseball for Yale University before beginning his college coaching career, which included those two sports as well as basketball and track.  Visit the Today in History section to learn about the many football innovations devised by this University of Chicago coach, then click the links below to access … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Goal!

Without knowing any background information, do you think this political cartoon is positive or negative? Why? Now do some research by following the links below and answer the questions. Links Taft vs. Bryan Presidential Election of 1908: select newspaper articles Wilson vs. Roosevelt vs. Taft Presidential Election of 1912: select newspaper articles Questions Who were the final candidates in the 1908 election and who won? What were some of the issues raised in the … [Read more...]

Today in History: Basketball

Today in History–January 16–the Library of Congress features basketball. The first unofficial college basketball game was played on this date in 1896 when the University of Chicago beat the University of Iowa by a score of 15-12. Learn more about this sport by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more basketball primary sources. Sports lovers will want to check out our many other sports primary source sets. Check out the Olympics sets too. First College … [Read more...]