Collections Spotlight: Carol Highsmith

Collections Spotlight: Carol Highsmith

Carol Highsmith is a distinguished and richly-published American photographer who has donated her work to the Library of Congress since 1992. Her growing archive includes tens of thousands of photographs from all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, as well as Havana, Cuba. The photos showcase landmark buildings, architectural renovation projects, landscapes, Americans at work…

Today in History: Brown v. Board of Education

Today in History: Brown v. Board of Education

On May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which declared segregated public educational facilities unconstitutional. Click the links below to access resources to help you dig deeper into this seminal event in U.S. history. U.S. Reports Notes concerning Chief Justice Warren’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education 1954…

Today in History: Frank Kameny

Today in History: Frank Kameny

Today in History–April 17–the Library of Congress features pioneering gay rights activist Frank (Franklin E.) Kameny, who led the first organized White House picket for gay rights on this date in 1965 with the Mattachine Society of Washington. Prior to that, in 1961, he was the first person  to petition the Supreme Court with a discrimination claim based on sexual…

Collections Spotlight: Frances Benjamin Johnston

Collections Spotlight: Frances Benjamin Johnston

Frances Benjamin Johnston – Biographical Overview and Chronology Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection Photographs of Frances Benjamin Johnston Historical newspaper coverage of Frances Benjamin Johnston Surveying the South: Photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston and the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South storymap Picture This posts about Frances Benjamin Johnston Every Photo Is a Story five-part…

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…