December 16, 2018

Featured Source: Woman and Child

Describe how this illustration makes you feel. What details in the drawing contribute to this feeling?Write a description of this scene or write a poem to accompany the illustration.Now read the poem that this drawing illustrated. Describe how this poem compares with what you wrote.What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!Related resourceToday in History: Celebrating Mothers … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Holidays

New Year's primary source collectionValentine's Day primary source collectionSt. Patrick's DaySt. Patricks Day (stories, images, music) Today in History: St. Patricks Day (March 17) St. Patricks Day in America St. Patricks Day imagesApril Fools' Day primary source collectionEasterEaster: Photographs from the Chicago Daily News, 1902-1933 Chicago History Museum Easter images A Slovak Easter Song Easter hymnsArbor Day primary source … [Read more...]

Today in History: Celebrating Mothers

Today in History–May 9–the Library of Congress celebrates mothers. On this day in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day, serving "as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country." Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources showcasing the women who brought us into the world. And a special shout out to my wonderful mother: I love you Mom!The First … [Read more...]