December 17, 2018

NHD 2019: 20th-Century World History

Spanish Influenza: The Tragedy of a Deadly Virus in WartimeThe Influenza Epidemic of 1918 (Spanish Flu) timeline and select historical newspaper articles Influenza 1918-1919 historical newspaper coverage Spanish flu 1918-1919 historical newspaper coverage Influenza spread by droplets sprayed from nose and throat U. S. Treasury dept. Public health service, 1918 Joint Resolution To aid in combating "Spanish influenza" and other communicable diseases 65th Congress, October 1, 1918 … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: Early U.S. History

Salem Witch TrialsToday in History: Salem Witch Trials background, primary sources, secondary sourcesAmerican Settlers Versus Native AmericansStories from America's LibraryRaid of Deerfield, Massachusetts in Queen Anne's War Roger Williams & Freedom in Rhode IslandCurated source collections: background, primary sources, secondary sourcesThanksgiving Wampanoag Jamestown Captivity Narratives Fort Necessity & the French and Indian War … [Read more...]

NHD 2017: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Race, Ethnicity Rights, Justice

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the Chicago Metro History Fair (formerly CMHEC) NHD 2017 theme-related topic ideas. The links lead to resources from the Primary Source Nexus and the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted.Anti-LynchingAnti-Lynching historic newspaper coverage Primary Source Spotlight: LynchingRecognition of Jean Baptiste … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Doctor Fesler has arrived

ReverseTake a close look at the text features and illustrations on both sides of this leaflet. What information do you think the author wanted to highlight? What do you think readers would walk away remembering?Compare and contrast the information provided by the illustrations and bold text with the narrative text on the reverse side of this leaflet. What do you notice?What skills does Dr. Fessler have? Back up each skill with evidence from the text. What personal qualities does he … [Read more...]

Today in History: Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

Today in History–January 23–the Library of Congress features career pioneer Elizabeth Blackwell, who graduated from medical school on this date in 1849. She was the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. Learn more about this trailblazing woman by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links listed below.Group portrait of members of the Blackwell family outside on a lawn between 1880 and 1893Letter, Elizabeth Blackwell to Baroness Anne Isabella … [Read more...]