December 16, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs historic image setWrigley Field historic image setWorld Series of 1908 historic newspaper coverageCubs Capture Place in Finals of Grand Grapple for Title, The Washington Times (Washington, D.C.), October 9, 1908, Last Edition, Page 10, Image 10, Cols. 1-5. Cubs Look Like Better Team than the Detroit Tigers, The Evening World (New York, NY), October 10, 1908, Final Results Edition, Image 7, Cols. 1-8. Detroit Wins Third Game, Deseret Evening News (Great Salt Lake … [Read more...]

Today in History: World Series

Today in History–October 1–the Library of Congress features American baseball's first World Series, the first game of which was played on this day in 1903. The best-of-nine series matched the American League's Boston Americans (soon to be Boston Red Sox) against the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston winning the series 5 games to 3. The National League bowed out in 1904 but the series resumed in 1905. The World Series was then played yearly until 1994, when a players strike ended … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: Chicago, Illinois

PSN primary source collectionsGreat Chicago Fire Jane Addams & Hull House John Peter Altgeld Daniel Burnham Frank Lloyd Wright Anarchist Emma Goldman Dizzy Gillespie Louis H. Sullivan Chicago Cubs First American Automobile Race Nuclear FissionPSN featured sourcesThe Red Flag or the Anarchists of Chicago 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition School StrikeChicago collections & teaching resourcesChicago: Destination for the Great … [Read more...]