October 16, 2018

Today in History: Clara Barton & the Red Cross

Today in History–May 21–TPS-Barat features Clarissa "Clara" Barton, who founded the Red Cross on this date in 1881. A former teacher, Barton was working in the U.S. patent office at the start of the Civil War. Despite having little nursing training, Barton administered aid to soldiers at several battlefields,  After the war she established the Missing Soldier Office in Washington, D.C., led effort to establish a national cemetery at Andersonville Prison, and, in 1881, founded the American Red … [Read more...]

Today in History: Haiti

Today in History–January 2–the Library of Congress features Haiti. On this date in 1893 Frederick Douglass, who once served as U.S. minister to this caribbean country, delivered an address at the dedication of the Haitian Pavilion at the World’s Columbian Exposition. Learn more Douglass' speech and the country by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary and secondary sources.Lecture on Haiti, Frederick Douglass, January 2, 1893Frederick … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Great Britain & the United Kingdom

Great Britain—England, Scotland, and Wales—was established in 1707. Around a century later, together Great Britain and Ireland formed the United Kingdom though, today, only Northern Ireland remains part of the UK. The Library of Congress uses Great Britain in both descriptive and subject cataloging as the conventional form for the United Kingdom. Learning about Great Britain can help students better understand the foundations of U.S. culture and government.Great BritainJohn Bull and … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: James Reese Europe

James Reese Europe biographyAfrican-American History Month: James Reese Europe In the Muse blog February 24, 2010James Reese Europe imagesRagtime Dance: Castle Walk filmRagtime Dance: One Step Variation filmJames Reese Europe song recordingsJames Reese Europe sheet musicJames Reese Europe: timeline & select newspaper articlesMore James Reese Europe historic newspaper coverageClef Club historic newspaper coverage369th Infantry historic newspaper … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Sioux (Dakota) & Sitting Bull

Sioux imagesDakota imagesSioux ghost dance (film)Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear: Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota streaming webcastOral history interviews mentioning Sioux indiansIndian fanfares: The Camanche revel, The Sioux gaillarde, The Manitou air dancePoems from Sioux and Chippewa songsBooks related to the SiouxTexts related to the Dakota and the SiouxSioux indian historic newspaper coverageDakota indian … [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...]

World Spotlight: Brazil

Brazil: Places in the NewsBrazil country studyCountry profile: Brazil BBCBrazil timeline BBCCapoeira: From Crime to Culture In Custodia Legis blog October 9, 2012Brazil primary source set from the World Digital LibraryBrazil imagesBrazil mapsBrazil literary recordingsBrazilian song recordingsBrazilian sheet musicBrazil books and documentsU.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning BrazilService in Brazil: U.S. veteran oral … [Read more...]

Finding Reources: Library of Congress YouTube Channel

The Library of Congress YouTube™ channel features, "Timeless treasures and contemporary presentations from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C." On the Library's YouTube homepage you will find a featured video as well as a browsable list of the most recent uploads and the Library's playlists.Video UploadsTo access all the videos the Library has uploaded, click the Videos tab. The default view shows all uploads with the list view of videos by date added (newest).Use the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Buffalo Bill Cody

Stories from America's LibraryBuffalo Bill Cody brief bio Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Buffalo Hunting with the Duke Little Sure Shot and the Gang Nebraskaland Days: Buffalo Bill RodeoAmerican TreasuresBuffalo Bill’s Special Service Buffalo Bill's Wild West ShowBuffalo Bill image setBuffalo Bill filmsBucking broncho 1894 Buffalo dance 1894 Sioux ghost dance 1894 Buffalo Bill--peaux rouges/redskins 1896 Buffalo Bill's wild west parade … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Panama

Panama country studyPanama timeline BBCPanama: Places in the NewsPanama primary source set from the World Digital LibraryPanama imagesPanama films & webcastsPanama mapsPanama songsPanama documents and booksU.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Panama through 1922Service in Panama: U.S. veteran oral historiesForeign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning PanamaU.S. legislation related to PanamaGuide to Law Online: … [Read more...]