October 16, 2018

Today in History: Sacramento, California

Today in History–November 25–the Library of Congress features Sacramento, California, a boom town during the mid-19th-century gold rush. By 1854 the city had become the state capital. Learn more about the city of Sacramento by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources.Pioneer Life in Sacramento from America's LibrarySacramento mapsSacramento imagesIn the Sacramento valley sheet musicFirst-person narratives mentioning … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro imagesMaps of Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro historic U.S. newspaper coverage through 1922Books & reports related to Rio de JaneiroU.S. legislation related to Rio de JaneiroWorld Spotlight: Brazil … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: New Orleans

New Orleans at 300: The Crescent City's Tricentennial Inside Adams blog January 9, 2018Sheet Music Spotlight: New Orleans Turns 300 In The Muse October 4, 2018War of 1812 and the Battle of New Orleans America's LibraryWinning the Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815 America's LibraryThe Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Folklife Today blog January 8, 2015Mardi Gras Season in New Orleans America's Library local legacyHappy Mardi Gras! Inside Adams blogThe Supreme … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: St. Louis

St. Louis mapsSt. Louis image setHistorical films featuring St. Louis"Meet me in St. Louis, Louis" song recording"St. Louis Blues" song recordingSt. Louis sheet musicThe St. Louis Republic, 1900-06 St. Louis, Mo.St. Louis articles, correspondence & reportsSt. Louis books & other textsU.S. legislation related to St. LouisMissouri state primary source collections … [Read more...]

Today in History: Poughkeepsie, New York

Today in History–July 26–the Library of Congress features Poughkeepsie, where New York voted to ratify the U.S. Constitution on this date in 1788. The city is located along the Hudson River about midway between New York City and Albany. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to Poughkeepsie.Poughkeepsie imagesPoughkeepsie mapsPoughkeepsie Polka sheet musicForeign Affairs oral history mentions of … [Read more...]

Today in History: San Diego, California

Today in History–September 28–the Library of Congress features San Diego, California. On this date in 1542 Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay under the Spanish flag. Learn about the evolution of this southern California city by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures.Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego BaySan Diego mapsSan Diego imagesSan Diego song recordingSan … [Read more...]

Today in History: Los Angeles, California

Today in History–September 04–the Library of Congress features El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles (The Town of the Queen of the Angels) founded on this day in 1781. Located between the San Gabriel Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles remained independent until it was taken in a bloodless effort by U.S. forces during the Mexican American War. Originally focused on agriculture, Los Angeles is now known as a center for tourism and the entertainment industry as well as trade, … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: Boston, Massachusetts

Boston mapsBoston image set from American MemoryMore Boston imagesCanoeing on the Charles River, Boston, Mass 1904 filmTR attends his son Archie's wedding at Boston 1917Boston books & articlesBoston correspondence, reports, printed ephemera & other textsBoston sheet music"The Boston Burglar" song lyricsBoston songs (audio recordings)Boston legislationState Spotlight: Massachusetts … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: New York City

New York City mapsFeatured ImagesFeatured Image: Outside watch shop Featured Image: Engine Company 54 lost 15 men, 9/11/01Greater New York Illustrated: Over one hundred and fifty photographic views of the foremost city of the western hemisphere (1898)More New York City imagesNew York City historical newspapersMore New York City historical newspapers Chronicling AmericaNew York City books & articlesNew York City correspondence, reports & other … [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...]