June 6, 2021

Primary Source Spotlight: Teachers & Teaching

“The trouble is that we don’t always realize how important teachers are, in music or in anything else. Teaching is probably the noblest profession in the world — the most unselfish, difficult, and honorable profession. It is also the most unappreciated, underrated, underpaid, and underpraised profession in the world.” Leonard Bernstein Teacher images Week of the Teacher primary source album Teacher Teacher sheet music Audio recordings related to teaching and teachers Books and … [Read more...]

Collection Spotlight: African American Perspectives

"African American Perspectives" gives a panoramic and eclectic review of African American history and culture and is primarily comprised of two collections in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division: the African American Pamphlet Collection and the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection with a date range of 1822 through 1909. Most were written by African-American authors, though some were written by others on topics of particular importance in African-American history. Among the authors … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: Online Office Hours for Education

From the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog: The Library of Congress is open to all for online office hours on education resources and learning ideas using Library collections. For the next months, join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 ET at https://locgov.webex.com/meet/kblack. Each session will include a 20-minute presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers with Library education experts. Please send questions in advance via Twitter @TeachingLC. Tuesday, March … [Read more...]

NHD 2017: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Women, Gender, Feminism, Education

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the Chicago Metro History Fair (formerly CMHEC) NHD 2017 theme-related topic ideas. The links lead to resources from the Primary Source Nexus and the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted. Chicago Women’s Clubs reform (Insane Asylum, Chicago Fire, Juvenile Court, discrimination) Annals of the Chicago Woman's Club … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Ethiopia

Ethiopia country profile Ethiopia country study Ethiopia primary source set from the World Digital Library Ethiopia maps Ethiopia images Books about Ethiopia Ethiopia historical newspaper coverage Articles & other texts Ethiopian Emperors and Slavery (In Custodias Legis blog post, January 31, 2012) Abolition of Slavery in Ethiopia (In Custodias Legis blog post, February 14, 2012) Through the lands of King of Kings : Ethiopia and Abyssinia (1928 lecture … [Read more...]

Today in History: Columbia University

Today in History–July 17–the Library of Congress features Columbia University, first opened as King's College in New York on this day in 1754. There were quite a few influential men among its first students and trustees, including Gouverneur Morris, a primary author of the Constitution; Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Paper author and the nation's first Secretary of the Treasury; and John Jay, the nation's first Chief Justice and also an author of the Federalist Papers. Learn more about this … [Read more...]

Today in History: Elizabeth Palmer Peabody & Kindergarten

Today in History–May 16–the Library of Congress features educator Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, born on this day in 1804. Peabody opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States in 1860. Learn more about this teacher, writer, and prominent figure in the Transcendental movement by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources related to kindergarten. "Kindergarten messenger" monthly journal edited by Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (May, … [Read more...]

Featured Source: President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address

Image powered by Wordle™: View image online at Wordle.net Text: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/25/remarks-president-state-union-address … [Read more...]

Today in History: The Alcotts

Today in History–November 29–the Library of Congress features the Alcott family. The family patriarch, educator Amos Bronson Alcott was born on this date in 1799. His second of four daughters, author Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832, also on November 29. Learn more about both father and daughter as well as other Alcott family members by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more Alcott sources. Educator Amos Bronson Alcott, Father of Louisa May Alcott, … [Read more...]

Today in History: Mary Church Terrell

Today in History–September 23–the Library of Congress features Mary Church Terrell, born on this day in 1863. One of the first African American women to graduate from college, Terrell worked as an educator, political activist, and first president of the National Association of Colored Women. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below. Mary Church Terrell primary source set Mary Church Terrell Papers Mary Church Terrell: Advocate for African … [Read more...]