January 30, 2023

Literature Links: Book Kits

Book Kits pair books with primary sources using engaging activities to help students in grades K-8 connect to literature. They are free to use for educational, non-profit use. Access the Book Kits today! … [Read more...]

Collections Spotlight: Tornadoes

Tornado images Tornado scenes in St. Louis 1896 Insurance map illustrating scope of damage by tornado in Gainesville, Georgia Tornado sheet music U.S. historical newspaper coverage related to tornadoes Books America's Greatest Flood and Tornado Calamity c. 1913 The Great Tornado of 1821 in New Hampshire A Modern Herculaneum: Story of the New Richmond Tornado (1899) Pictured Story of the Tornado St. Louis, May 27, 1896 Omaha Tornado-Album images + text in German c. … [Read more...]

Library Spotlight: Winter 2023 Literacy Events, Applications & Awards

Literary and literacy lovers have a lot to get excited about during the next several weeks thanks to the Library of Congress. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Read this interview with the eighth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Meg Medina, then watch a recording of her January 24 inauguration. Then, to learn more about Meg Medina and her role as the 2023-2024 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, please visit the ambassador announcement, … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: St. Louis

Pictorial St. Louis, a topographical survey Pictorial St. Louis – The Great Metropolis of the Mississippi Valley Teaching with the Library of Congress More St. Louis maps St. Louis images St. Louis films Sheet music related to St. Louis Veteran oral histories with service in St. Louis, Missouri The St. Louis Republic 01-01-1900 - 01-02-1906 Pictorial Guide to St. Louis More books & other texts related to St. Louis Related resources Today in History: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Volcanoes

Volcano maps Volcano images U.S. historical newspaper coverage: volcano eruptions Krakatoa Volcano Eruption (1883): Topics in Chronicling America select articles & timeline Books, reports & other texts about volcanoes U.S. legislation related to volcanoes U.S. Geological Survey: Volcano Hazards Program Places in the News articles related to volcanoes Japan: Active Volcanoes Special Measures Act Amended Global Legal Monitor, September 11, 2015 Volcanoes: Near, … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Ida Tarbell & Standard Oil

Ida Tarbell image set The crusaders 1906 political cartoon Books by Ida Tarbell Anna E. Dickinson letters to Ida Tarbell The Documents of Ida M. Tarbell Allegheny College Select sources from the collection Standard Oil's Monopoly: Topics in Chronicling America select newspaper articles & timeline What's Wrong with America & Big Business? Ida Tarbell Answers Both Questions The Washington Herald (Washington, D.C.), 26 Nov. 1911 More historical newspaper articles … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Black Hawk War of 1832

Black Hawk 1832 historical newspaper coverage Indian Wars of the West 1833 Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk, and Scenes in the West: a National Poem in Six Cantos 1849 The Great Indian Chief of the West: Life and Adventures of Black Hawk 1854 Battle of Bad Axe print 1857 Scenes and adventures in the army: or, Romance of military life 1859 The good old times in McLean County, Illinois: containing two hundred and sixty-one sketches of old settlers, a complete historical … [Read more...]

Collections Spotlight: Floods & Landslides

Floods Flood images Flood maps Oral histories related to floods Flood sheet music Swept by Mighty Waters c. 1913 Books, reports and other texts related to floods U.S. historical newspaper coverage: flood disasters Johnstown Flood (1899): Topics in Chronicling America select articles & timeline Galveston Flood of 1900: Topics in Chronicling America select articles & timeline U.S. legislation related to flooding Johnstown Flood Disaster May 31, 1889 from … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Republic of Korea maps South Korea maps Maps of Seoul, South Korea Under Japanese Occupation South Korea images Republic of Korea reports & other texts South Korea reports & other texts Republic of Korea: historical U.S. newspaper coverage South Korea: historical U.S. newspaper coverage Korean Culture Art Program and Concert event recording Republic of Korea: U.S. veteran's stories South Korea: U.S. veteran's stories U.S. legislation related to the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Easter

Easter images Easter hymns Easter sheet music Easter song recordings from the National Jukebox Easter song & oral history recordings from the Folklife Center Easter films Easter books Easter Sunday historical newspaper coverage Library of Congress blog posts Easter Week Illuminations Happy Easter Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Some Cultural History On the Bunny Trail: In Search of the Easter Bunny Songs for the Easter Season: Polyphonic Singing from the … [Read more...]