November 18, 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: Out of Our Nightmares and Into Our Hearts Inside Adams October 29, 2022 Bats: Spooky Superheroes? Folklife Today October 27, 2016 Creatures of the Night: Bats Inside Adams, October 31, 2012 … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Holidays

Celebrate U.S. holidays with these primary source collections! And don't miss these holiday blog posts from Teaching with the Library of Congress. January New Year’s Day January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day third Monday in January January/February Lunar New Years begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar February Valentine's Day March St. Patrick's Day March/April Jewish Passover April April Fools' Day Easter first full moon after the March … [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...]