Primary Source Spotlight: Dance

Primary Source Spotlight: Dance

Curated collections of LOC.gov links Library collections Online Exhibitions Dance images Featured Image: Julian and Julienne Dancers portraits by Carl Van Vechten Dance films & streaming webcasts Dance music recordings Sheet music related to dance Topics in Chronicling America Special Presentation: Tap Dance in America Learning from the Source: Science Radium Romp primary source lesson Documenting Dance: The…

World Spotlight: Brazil

World Spotlight: Brazil

Brazil: Places in the News Brazil country study Country profile: Brazil BBC Brazil timeline BBC Capoeira: From Crime to Culture In Custodia Legis blog October 9, 2012 Brazil primary source set from the World Digital Library Brazil images Brazil maps Brazilian literary recordings Brazilian song recordings Brazilian sheet music Brazil books and documents U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Brazil…

Finding Reources: Library of Congress YouTube Channel

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 Uploads To access all the videos the Library has uploaded,…

Primary Source Spotlight: Buffalo Bill Cody

Primary Source Spotlight: Buffalo Bill Cody

Stories from America’s Library Buffalo 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 Rodeo American Treasures Buffalo Bill’s Special Service Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show Buffalo Bill image set Buffalo Bill films Bucking broncho 1894 Buffalo dance 1894 Sioux ghost…

World Spotlight: Panama

World Spotlight: Panama

Panama country study Panama timeline BBC Panama: Places in the News Panama primary source set from the World Digital Library Panama images Panama films & webcasts Panama maps Panama songs Panamanian literary recordings Panama documents and books U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Panama through 1922 Service in Panama: U.S. veteran oral histories Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection…

Today in History: First Labor Day

Today in History: First Labor Day

Today in History–September 05–the Library of Congress features the first Labor Day, celebrated on this date in 1882. Organized by New York’s Central Labor Union, a representative group made up of from many local unions, the celebration featured a parade, picnic, concert, and speeches. This event inspired others around the country. In 1887 Oregon became the first state to declare Labor…

World Spotlight: Greece

World Spotlight: Greece

Greece primary source set World Digital Library Greece maps Greece image set Videos and webcasts related to Greece Greek related American life histories Greece mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection Veteran oral histories including service in Greece Greece sheet music Greek song recordings Historical newspaper coverage: Greece 1836-1922 Correspondence & reports related to Greece through 1899 Books related…

World Spotlight: France

World Spotlight: France

Country Profile: France Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France online exhibition France in America bilingual digital library site France Allied with American Colonies February 6, 1778 from America’s Library France primary source set World Digital Library France maps France image set French image set Films related to France France mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection French American life…

World Spotlight: Spain

World Spotlight: Spain

Spain country study Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier bilingual digital library site Spain primary source set World Digital Library Spain maps Spain image set Spanish image set Historical films Spain mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection American life histories mentioning Spain Spanish American song recordings Spanish sheet music Spanish American newspaper front pages 1905-06 Historical…

Today in History: Billy Bitzer & the Biograph Company

Today in History: Billy Bitzer & the Biograph Company

Today in History–April 28–the Library of Congress features Billy Bitzer, who filmed the short comedy Stealing a Dinner for the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company on this date in 1899. Bitzer was a great pioneer of early film and shot thousands of movies, including the infamous The Birth of a Nation. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the…

Primary Source Spotlight: Football

Primary Source Spotlight: Football

This primary source spotlight shines a light on the sport of American football. Spinner Play, lithograph by American artist Benton Spruance – guided primary source analysis activities Football images Football films President Roosevelt at the Army-Navy game 1902 Princeton and Yale football game 1903 Chicago-Michigan football game 1903 Sports Byline USA radio program football audio recordings Jim Brown…

Primary Source Spotlight: George Westinghouse

Primary Source Spotlight: George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse & his companies George Westinghouse; his life and achievements 1918 The Inventor of the Air-Brake: George Westinghouse 1921 from Conquests of Invention Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904 George Westinghouse image set George Westinghouse historical newspaper coverage American Dynamo: The Life of George Westinghouse Inside Adams July 1, 2021 Meet…