September 24, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Spring

Children of Spring 1888 verses and color illustrationsSpring 1892 book of poetrySpringtime and Other Verses 1910The Springtime of Love and Other Poems 1914Spring: historical newspaper articles & advertisementsSpring oral history audio recordingsSpring song recordingsSpringtime song recordingsSpring sheet musicSpringtime sheet musicSpring image setSpringtime image setLibrary blog postsAn 'Appalachian Spring' Collaboration In the Muse … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Dance

Curated collections of LOC.gov linksCollection Spotlight: Katherine Dunham Selections Primary Source Spotlight: Martha Graham Today in History: George M. Cohan Today in History: Bob Fosse Today in History: Stravinsky & BalanchineOnline ExhibitionsAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater: 50 Years Cultural Ambassador to the World American Ballet Theatre: Touring the Globe for 75 Years Politics and the Dancing Body Serge Diaghilev and His World: A Centennial … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Martha Graham

Martha Graham bioMartha Graham timelineMartha Graham imagesMartha Graham correspondence & other documentsMartha Graham article clippings & program billsMore Martha Graham clippingsMartha Graham at the Library streaming webcastBallet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring streaming webcastDocumenting Dance: The Making of Appalachian Spring p. 10 Library of Congress Magazine September/October 2014More Appalachian Spring primary sources & resources … [Read more...]

NHD 2016: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange Topic Ideas Part II

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2016 theme sample topics list. Note: historic newspaper coverage is from 1836-1922.Exploring the Nation: The Baltimore and Ohio RailroadToday in History: B&O Railroad (background & primary source sets)An Encounter with Fanaticism: John Doyle Lee and the Arkansas Mountain Meadows MassacreExecution of John Doyle Lee before and after images History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre … [Read more...]

Collection Spotlight: Katherine Dunham Selections

This collection contains moving and still images, highlighting the dancer’s early explorations as an anthropologist observing movement types and dance forms in Haiti, Trinidad, Martinique, and Jamaica as well as Dunham performing and teaching.Collection resourcesImages Videos Notes on Dunham's Work Katherine Dunham Timeline Katherine Dunham: A Life in Dance articleAdditional Dunham resourcesA Life in Dance: Dunham Created New Forms in Choreography Library of Congress … [Read more...]

Today in History: Stravinsky & Balanchine

Today in History–December 1–the Library of Congress features the New York City Ballet premier of Agon, a collaboration between Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine, on this date in 1957. Both Russian émigrés and colleagues from the Paris Ballet Russes, Stravinsky was a top composer of ballet music and Balanchine a leading ballet choreographer. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links to related resources below.A Ballet for Balanchine American Treasures of … [Read more...]

NHD 2015: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Economics, Science, and Art, Architecture & Design

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2015 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. This set specifically focuses on the economy, scientific innovation, art, architecture, and design but all topic ideas are related to the 2015 NHD theme: Leadership & Legacy in History. Links to more NHD and CMHEC content follow this resource list.NOTE: historical newspaper coverage is from 1836-1922EconomyThe … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Iowa

Iowa stories from America’s LibraryIowa primary source setIowa-focused primary source setsIowa mapsIowa imagesIowa sheet musicIowa songs & oral historiesIowa books & other textsIowa historical newspapersIowa broadsides & printed ephemeraLao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa webcastWriters from Iowa's International Writer's Program Read From Their WorkIowa: U.S. legislationIowa Guide to Law OnlineMore U.S. state primary source … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Germany

Germany: country profileGermany country studyEast Germany country study"Revisiting the German Democratic Republic" Library of Congress Magazine July/August 2014, pp. 8-9Germany primary source set World Digital LibraryGermany mapsGermany image setBooks & other texts about Germany & Germans 1900-1939German language newspaper published in American through 1922Germany mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History CollectionTrial of the Major War … [Read more...]

Today in History: Jenny Lind

Today in History–September 11–the Library of Congress features soprano Jenny Lind, who made her American debut in New York City on this date in 1850. The concert was the first of a 93-stop American tour for the 19th-century singing sensation who sang opera as well as popular songs. Learn more about the "Swedish nightingale" by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below.Jenny Lind image setJenny Lind sheet musicJenny Lind's prize song (sheet music & song … [Read more...]