August 18, 2019

Primary Source Spotlight: Helen Keller

Helen Keller from America's Library "Autumn" poem by Helen Keller, 27 October 1893, includes background and teaching resources Hellen Keller correspondence The World I Live in by Helen Keller 1908 The Song of the Stone Wall by Helen Keller 1910 The Girl Who Found the Blue Bird: A Visit to Helen Keller by Georgette Leblanc 1914 Blue? Hellen Keller Isn't The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.), 04 Oct. 1921 More Helen Keller historical newspaper coverage Legislation related to … [Read more...]

Today in History: Alexander Graham Bell

Today in History–March 10–the Library of Congress features Alexander Graham Bell, who made the first successful telephone call to his assistant Thomas Watson on this date in 1876. An audiologist, speech therapist and teacher of the deaf, Bell's knowledge of the nature of sound likely encourage his experimentation. Another Bell invention was a metal detector, that was created to help save President James A, Garfield. Unfortunately, the attempt to locate the assassin's bullet was unsuccessful. … [Read more...]