TPS Spotlight: Let’s Talk Books with Meg Medina & Friends

TPS Spotlight: Let’s Talk Books with Meg Medina & Friends

Primarily intended for families and children between the ages of 9-12, and for librarians and educators, this dynamic 18-segment series is part of Medina’s “Cuéntame!: Let’s Talk Books!” platform, which encourages children and their families to engage in fun and lively conversations about books. In each “Let’s Talk Books!” video filmed in unique spaces at the Library…

Collections Spotlight: Wyandot Poet Hen-Toh

Collections Spotlight: Wyandot Poet Hen-Toh

Wyandot poet, folklorist, and civil servant Bertrand Nicholas Oliver Walker (1870-1927), often used his Wyandot (or Wyandotte) name, Hen-Toh, in his published poetry and prose that relayed indigenous legends and stories. Literary Papers of Wyandot Poet Hen-Toh Bookmarked Tales of the Bark Lodges by Hen-Toh Yon-doo-shah-we-ah (Nubbins) by Hen-Toh Hen-Toh in The Oglala Light newspaper Portrait of…

Collections Spotlight: Carter G. Woodson

Collections Spotlight: Carter G. Woodson

Educator and author Carter G. Woodson co-founded Negro History week in 1926. Carter G. Woodson historical newspaper coverage Negro history week historical newspaper coverage An old story made new. Negro makers of history by Carter Godwin Woodson A Century of Negro Migration by Carter G. Woodson U.S. legislation related to Carter G. Woodson Carter G….

Collections Spotlight: The Green Man, Jack in the Green & Robin Hood

Collections Spotlight: The Green Man, Jack in the Green & Robin Hood

Learn about the Green Man, a figure from traditional folk culture, in this series of posts from the Library of Congress Folklife Today blog. Then click the links to related resources from the Library’s digital collections. Green Man Folklife Today blog posts More Library blog posts Historical newspaper resources Page about Jack in the Green…

World Spotlight: Antarctica

World Spotlight: Antarctica

Antarctica primary source set from the World Digital Library Antarctica maps Antarctica images Books and reports about Antarctica U.S. historical newspaper coverage about Antarctica Event recordings related to Antarctica Oral histories of U.S. veterans with service in Antarctica U.S. legislation related to Antarctica Guide to Law Online: Antarctica Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting XLIV 2022 Story Map: History of…

Today in History: Paul Robeson

Today in History: Paul Robeson

Today in History–September 04–the Library of Congress features Paul Robeson, who sang at an outdoor concert near Peekskill, New York, to a mixed-race audience of more than 20,000 people on this date in 1949. Violence followed the performance. Learn more about the Peekskill Riots and this artist, activist, and polymath/polyglot by visiting the Today in History section and then clicking the…

World Spotlight: Turkey

World Spotlight: Turkey

Turkey primary source set from the World Digital Library Turkey maps Turkey images Books and reports about Turkey U.S. historical newspaper coverage about Turkey Video recordings related to Turkey Oral histories of U.S. veterans with service in Turkey Alan Lomax Collection items: Turkey U.S. legislation related to Turkey Global Legal Monitor articles: Turkey Guide to Law Online: Turkey…

Collections Spotlight: Letterpress Posters by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

Collections Spotlight: Letterpress Posters by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

More than 250 of this Detroit-based artist’s dynamic posters, which inspire both action and reflection through layers of words and color, are now online. A Creative Commons license allows image downloading and sharing, as long as appropriate credit is given to the artist. The images cannot be used commercially or modified. Letterpress Posters by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. 2002-22…

Primary Source Spotlight: Fire!

Primary Source Spotlight: Fire!

Wildfire image set Forest fires image set Southern California wildfire overview : 10/30/03 Preliminary survey of burned areas, Yellowstone National Park and adjoining national forests : October, 1988 Climate & Wildfires in the 21st Century 2014-10-09 Observing, Fighting and Mitigating Damage from Wildfires 2007-10-17 Forest fires and mountain topography personal narrative 1996 Firefighting on Dry…

Primary Source Spotlight: Geronimo

Primary Source Spotlight: Geronimo

Geronimo image set U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Geronimo 1870-1910 U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Geronimo and President Roosevelt 1905 Geronimo’s Story of his Life 1906 related newspaper article from The Oglala Light The Pursuit of the Apache Chief: A Story of the Campaign Against Geronimo 1920 When Geronimo Rode 1924 A Chiracahua Apache’s Account…

Primary Source Spotlight: Philippine-American War

Primary Source Spotlight: Philippine-American War

Philippine-American War: Topics in Chronicling America timeline and select newspaper articles More U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Philippine War 1898-1902 Maps: Spanish-American War – Philippines Political cartoons: Spanish-American War – Philippines Images: Spanish-American War – Philippines Films: Spanish-American War – Philippines Manila, or Monroe doctrine? (c 1898) Anti-Carnegie scraps and comments (1899) An epitome of historical events and…

World Spotlight: Sudan

World Spotlight: Sudan

Sudan primary source set from the World Digital Library Sudan maps Sudan images Books and reports about Sudan U.S. historical newspaper coverage about Sudan Video recordings related to Sudan Alan Lomax Collection items: Sudan U.S. legislation related to Sudan Sudan – Places in the News January 2011 Global Legal Monitor articles: Sudan Guide to Law Online: Sudan Guide…