February 3, 2023

World Spotlight: Macau

Formerly a Portuguese Colony, since December 20, 1999, Macau has been recognized as a special administrative region under Chinese sovereignty. Macau maps Macau: A Selection of Cartographic Images Macau images Modern U.S. legislation mentioning Macau Guide to Law Online: Macau Macau profile BBC Macao maps Macao images Modern U.S. legislation mentioning Macao Macao 1920 British Foreign Office Handbook Macao before and after 12/20/1999 Library of Congress Law … [Read more...]

Collections Spotlight: Tornadoes

Tornado images Tornado scenes in St. Louis 1896 Insurance map illustrating scope of damage by tornado in Gainesville, Georgia Tornado sheet music U.S. historical newspaper coverage related to tornadoes Books America's Greatest Flood and Tornado Calamity c. 1913 The Great Tornado of 1821 in New Hampshire A Modern Herculaneum: Story of the New Richmond Tornado (1899) Pictured Story of the Tornado St. Louis, May 27, 1896 Omaha Tornado-Album images + text in German c. … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Speaker of the House

Speaker of the House images Correspondence, memos & other texts related to the Speaker of the House Books and more texts related to the Speaker of the House U.S. legislation related to the Speaker of the House Historical newspaper articles mentioning the Speaker of the House At Valley Forge 1918 speech by Champ Clark, U.S. Representative from Missouri and Speaker of House U.S. House of Representatives History Art, & Archives resources Speakers of the House by … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Qatar

World Digital Library Qatar primary sources Qatar maps Veteran oral histories with service in Qatar U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Qatar Qatar Guide to Law Online World Digital Library and the Qatar Foundation In Custodia Legis U.S. legislation related to Qatar Qatar web archives Qatar country profile BBC Qatar timeline BBC FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Volcanoes

Volcano maps Volcano images U.S. historical newspaper coverage: volcano eruptions Krakatoa Volcano Eruption (1883): Topics in Chronicling America select articles & timeline Books, reports & other texts about volcanoes U.S. legislation related to volcanoes U.S. Geological Survey: Volcano Hazards Program Places in the News articles related to volcanoes Japan: Active Volcanoes Special Measures Act Amended Global Legal Monitor, September 11, 2015 Volcanoes: Near, … [Read more...]

Collections Spotlight: Floods & Landslides

Floods Flood images Flood maps Oral histories related to floods Flood sheet music Swept by Mighty Waters c. 1913 Books, reports and other texts related to floods U.S. historical newspaper coverage: flood disasters Johnstown Flood (1899): Topics in Chronicling America select articles & timeline Galveston Flood of 1900: Topics in Chronicling America select articles & timeline U.S. legislation related to flooding Johnstown Flood Disaster May 31, 1889 from … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Civilian Conservation Corps

Civilian Conservation Corps image set Civilian Conservation Corps images by state CCC Legacy Civilian Conservation Corps oral history recordings Civilian Conservation Corps historical newspaper articles Reports & other texts related to the Civilian Conservation Corps More Civilian Conservation Corps documents CCC Legacy Federal regulations related to the Civilian Conservation Corps Modern U.S. legislation related to the Civilian Conservation Corps The Civilian … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Republic of Korea maps South Korea maps Maps of Seoul, South Korea Under Japanese Occupation South Korea images Republic of Korea reports & other texts South Korea reports & other texts Republic of Korea: historical U.S. newspaper coverage South Korea: historical U.S. newspaper coverage Korean Culture Art Program and Concert event recording Republic of Korea: U.S. veteran's stories South Korea: U.S. veteran's stories U.S. legislation related to the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Military Conscription (the Draft)

The Draft Riots of 1863 : A Historical Study Read at the Meeting of the Ohio Commandery Civil War draft riots Civil War induction officer with lottery box photograph Civil War Conscription Laws In Custodia Legis November 15, 2012 Freemen! Avoid Conscription! 1862 broadside Abraham's draft, 600,000 more 1862 sheet music Southern "volunteers" 1862 political cartoon The Conscription Bill speech of Hon. S.S. Cox, of Ohio delivered on February 26, 1863 Abraham Lincoln … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Disability History

Unit & lesson plans Teaching Now: Learning About (Dis)ability in History- An Inquiry for Elementary Students Learning from the Source: (Dis)ability History How Disability Activists Created Change Ancient Rome’s Veterans with Disabilities: Roman Accounts and U.S. Veteran Comparisons Activities Accessibility Aids Child Labor in the Early 1900s Disabled Newsies League of the Physically Handicapped's Protests Against the WPA Modern Legislation for Disabled … [Read more...]