Collections Spotlight: Disability Resources

Collections Spotlight: Disability Resources

U.S. legislation Disability Law in the United States: A Beginner’s Guide Global Legal Monitor articles: disability Historical newspaper coverage: disability Disability books, reports & other texts Disability awareness image set Disability image set World War I Era Disability Photos Blind persons image set How do those who are blind or who have low vision access…

World Spotlight: Egypt

World Spotlight: Egypt

Egypt country study Egypt country profile BBC Egypt timeline BBC Places in the News: Lebanon July 2005 November 2011 August 2013 May 2016 Egypt primary source set World Digital Library Egypt maps Egypt image set Sheet music related to Egypt Song recordings related to Egypt Books & articles about Egypt Films & webcasts related to Egypt U.S. veteran…

Collections Spotlight: LGBTQ+ Resources

Collections Spotlight: LGBTQ+ Resources

LGBTQ Activism and Contributions primary source set with teacher’s guide LGBTQ+ primary source set Photographs Posters Texts Select newspaper articles LGBTQ Activism & Contritbutions primary source set with teacher’s guide Serving in Silence: LGBTQ+ Veterans The History of Pride story map LGBTQ histories ONE Digital Archives USC LGBTQ resources Story Corps Speaking Out: LGBT Veterans…

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Presidential Inaugurations

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Presidential Inaugurations

“I Do Solemnly Swear…” U.S. Presidential Inaugurations primary source sets “I Do Solemnly Swear…” Inaugural Materials from the Collections of the Library of Congress online exhibition Inaugurations: Stepping into History presentation An Orderly Transition The Inaugural Address Looking Back and Looking Ahead Select historical newspaper articles The Inaugural–The Past Reign, the Coming Reign The Herald…

World Spotlight: Ireland

World Spotlight: Ireland

Ireland maps Ireland images Ireland books & reports Printed ephemera, personal narratives & other texts related to Ireland Sheet music related to Ireland Song & oral history recordings related to Ireland Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Ireland Recorded webcasts related to Ireland U.S. legislation related to Ireland Global Legal Monitor Ireland articles Guide…

World Spotlight: Ukraine

World Spotlight: Ukraine

Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Resources at the Library of Congress Ukraine primary source set World Digital Library Ukraine maps Ukraine image set Postcards of Kiev 1905-1940 Books & articles about Ukraine Final Report – Ukrainian, Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Films & webcasts related to Ukraine U.S. veteran oral histories (service in Ukraine) Oral histories mentioning Ukraine from…

World Spotlight: Iraq

World Spotlight: Iraq

Iraq country study Iraq country profile Iraq country profile BBC Iraq timeline BBC Places in the News: Iraq April 2003 June 2007 January 2008 June 2011 September 2012 November 2013 April 2014 June 2014 Iraq primary source set World Digital Library Iraq maps Iraq image set Books & articles about Iraq Films & webcasts related to Iraq U.S. veteran oral histories (service in Iraq, mainly…

World Spotlight: Switzerland

World Spotlight: Switzerland

Switzerland country profile BBC Switzerland timeline BBC Switzerland primary source set from the World Digital Library Switzerland map More Switzerland maps Basel, Switzerland map Switzerland images Films Bataille de fleurs et défilé de chars, I 1897 Scene in the Swiss village at Paris Exposition 1900 Swiss village, no. 2 1900 Swiss related webcasts Jung & Aging: Bringing to Life the…

Today in History: Clara Barton & the Red Cross

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…

Today in History: Haiti

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…

World Spotlight: Great Britain & the United Kingdom

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…