September 2, 2022

Primary Source Spotlight: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg portrait More Ruth Bader Ginsburg images Ruth Bader Ginsburg Notes for oral arguments in Duren v. Missouri November 1, 1978 Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate One Hundred Third Congress First Session on the Nomination of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to Be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States July 20, 21, 22, and 23, 1993 More Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirmation sources Supreme Court decisions written by Ruth Bader … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Dance

Curated collections of LOC.gov links Collection Spotlight: Katherine Dunham Selections Primary Source Spotlight: Martha Graham Today in History: George M. Cohan Today in History: Bob Fosse Today in History: Stravinsky & Balanchine Library collections An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920 Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev Bronislava Nijinska Collection … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Gwendolyn Brooks

Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) wrote more than 20 books of poetry and served as the Illinois Poet Laureate from 1968-2000 and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1985-1986. Learn more about this amazing artist by investigating the resources below. Audio recordings Readings in Afro-American poetry: Gwendolyn Brooks, Michael S. Harper, and Robert Hayden reading their own poems and those of other Afro-American poets in the Coolidge Auditorium, Feb. 23, … [Read more...]

Today in History: Mark Twain

Today in History–November 30–the Library of Congress features Mark Twain, born on this date in 1835 as Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Learn more about this masterful American writer by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more Twain resources. Stories about Mark Twain America's Library The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn web pageturner More books & articles by Mark Twain "A Telephonic Conversation" by Mark Twain p. 14 Library of Congress Magazine … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright

There is a lot of talk about copyright today. If you'd like some resources to help explain the development of copyright law and how it works, head over to the Library of Congress online Teachers section or just click the links below. Copyright Quick Check Library of Congress YouTube Channel Using Items from the Library's Website: Understanding Copyright Copyright and Primary Sources online professional development module TEACHing from a Distance and Copyright Considerations … [Read more...]