May 12, 2022

Primary Source Spotlight: Bats & Vampires

Bats Bat image set Bats in historical newspaper articles "Unsuccessful effort to draw bats from the belfry of W.A. White" sketch by Theodore Roosevelt Bat wildlife reports (California, South Dakota, Utah, United States; Alberta, Canada; New Zealand) Library blog posts Bats: Spooky Superheroes? Folklife Today blog October 27, 2016 Creatures of the Night: Bats Inside Adams blog, October 31, 2012 Fostering Close Observations: Exploring Bat Anatomy through Scientific … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Holidays

Celebrate with these primary source collections! New Year's Day Valentine's Day St. Patrick's Day April Fools' Day Easter Easter images A Slovak Easter Song Easter hymns Arbor Day Earth Day Mother's Day Memorial Day Father's Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day primary source collection Halloween primary source collection Veteran's Day Thanksgiving Hanukkah Christmas Kwanzaa Dream Keeper, Kwanzaa full image Dream … [Read more...]

Today in History: Halloween

Today in History–October 31–the Library of Congress features Halloween. On this day many Americans celebrate spookiness and becoming someone else by dressing in costumes. To learn more about the origins of this fun-filled holiday and ideas for finding unique Halloween primary sources, visit the Today in History section then click the links below to access more primary sources related to Halloween, ghosts, and witches. Primary source collections LOC Halloween Chambers of Mystery posters … [Read more...]