Collections Spotlight: Carter G. Woodson

Collections Spotlight: Carter G. Woodson

Educator and author Carter G. Woodson co-founded Negro History week in 1926. Carter G. Woodson historical newspaper coverage Negro history week historical newspaper coverage An old story made new. Negro makers of history by Carter Godwin Woodson A Century of Negro Migration by Carter G. Woodson U.S. legislation related to Carter G. Woodson Carter G….

Collections Spotlight: Holiday & Greeting Cards

Collections Spotlight: Holiday & Greeting Cards

Library blog posts Gift Card Designing c1922 Interactive primary source holiday cards Greeting cards image set More greeting cards New Year’s cards image set Christmas cards image set North Vietnam Says It Will Allow POWS to Receive Christmas Cards and Gifts Forwarding of Letters and Christmas Cards to U.S. Servicemen Missing in Southeast Asia Historical…

Primary Source Spotlight: Muskogee (Creek) Nation

Primary Source Spotlight: Muskogee (Creek) Nation

Constitution and Laws of the Muskogee Nation A Grant of Indian Territory from the Upper Creek Indians as also the Lower Creeks and Seminoles to Colonel Thomas Brown Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District of North America Articles of Convention and Agreement between the United States and the Undersigned Chiefs and Head-men of…

World Spotlight: Antarctica

World Spotlight: Antarctica

Antarctica primary source set from the World Digital Library Antarctica maps Antarctica images Books and reports about Antarctica U.S. historical newspaper coverage about Antarctica Event recordings related to Antarctica Oral histories of U.S. veterans with service in Antarctica U.S. legislation related to Antarctica Guide to Law Online: Antarctica Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting XLIV 2022 Story Map: History of…

Primary Source Spotlight: Yellowstone National Park

Primary Source Spotlight: Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone became the United States’ first national park on March 1, 1872. Act Establishing Yellowstone National Park: Primary Documents in American History Report upon the Yellowstone National Park to the Secretary of the Interior 1879 Yellowstone National Park images Yellowstone National Park maps Yellowstone Park Guide: A Practical Hand-book 1894 Hayne’s Guide to Yellowstone Park:…

World Spotlight: Turkey

World Spotlight: Turkey

Turkey primary source set from the World Digital Library Turkey maps Turkey images Books and reports about Turkey U.S. historical newspaper coverage about Turkey Video recordings related to Turkey Oral histories of U.S. veterans with service in Turkey Alan Lomax Collection items: Turkey U.S. legislation related to Turkey Global Legal Monitor articles: Turkey Guide to Law Online: Turkey…

Collections Spotlight: Letterpress Posters by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

Collections Spotlight: Letterpress Posters by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

More than 250 of this Detroit-based artist’s dynamic posters, which inspire both action and reflection through layers of words and color, are now online. A Creative Commons license allows image downloading and sharing, as long as appropriate credit is given to the artist. The images cannot be used commercially or modified. Letterpress Posters by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. 2002-22…

Primary Source Spotlight: Fire!

Primary Source Spotlight: Fire!

Wildfire image set Forest fires image set Southern California wildfire overview : 10/30/03 Preliminary survey of burned areas, Yellowstone National Park and adjoining national forests : October, 1988 Climate & Wildfires in the 21st Century 2014-10-09 Observing, Fighting and Mitigating Damage from Wildfires 2007-10-17 Forest fires and mountain topography personal narrative 1996 Firefighting on Dry…

Today in History: Susie King Taylor

Today in History: Susie King Taylor

Today in History–August 6–the Library of Congress features Susie King Taylor, a teacher, nurse, and author who was born on a plantation in Georgia on this date in 1848. Learn more about Taylor and her Civil War service and remembrances by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to this lifelong…