January 27, 2023

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: Flint Sit-Down Strike

Labor strategists confer with heads image Jan. 12, 1937 Head of U.A.W. (United Auto Workers) Women’s Auxiliary kitchen set up in a restaurant image Jan.-Feb., 1937 More Flint strike photos Flint factory video Flint sit down 1936-37 historical newspaper coverage Flint strike 1936-37 historical newspaper coverage The Flint, Michigan, Sit-Down Strike resource guide Flint Sit-Down Strike (1936-1937) background & video, Social Welfare History Project Flint Sit-Down Strike … [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...]

Collections Spotlight: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Mary Ann Shadd Cary House 116 HR 5972 IH: Mary Ann Shadd Cary Post Office Dedication Act Break Every Yoke and Let the Oppressed Go Free speech by Mary Ann Shadd Cary, April 6, 1858 Black Past Colored Schools: Second District National Republican (Washington City (D.C.) 06 Sept. 1875 Officers of the N.W.S.A. for 1877 and '78 The New Northwest (Portland, Or.) 11 Jan. 1878 Triolene or Diptheria Cure and Cattarh Relief The Virginia Star (Richmond, Va.) 11 May 1878 The Provincial … [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...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Ida Tarbell & Standard Oil

Ida Tarbell image set The crusaders 1906 political cartoon Books by Ida Tarbell Anna E. Dickinson letters to Ida Tarbell The Documents of Ida M. Tarbell Allegheny College Select sources from the collection Standard Oil's Monopoly: Topics in Chronicling America select newspaper articles & timeline What's Wrong with America & Big Business? Ida Tarbell Answers Both Questions The Washington Herald (Washington, D.C.), 26 Nov. 1911 More historical newspaper articles … [Read more...]

Today in History: Elizabeth Keckley

Today in History–November 15–the Library of Congress features Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, whose emancipation deed was signed on this date in 1855. Although best known for her role as confidante and dressmaker to President Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd, Keckley was also an author and a generous philanthropist who assisted escapees from southern slavery. Find out more by visiting the  Today in History section, then click the links below to access related resources. Mention of Elizabeth Keckley in … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Black Hawk War of 1832

Black Hawk 1832 historical newspaper coverage Indian Wars of the West 1833 Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk, and Scenes in the West: a National Poem in Six Cantos 1849 The Great Indian Chief of the West: Life and Adventures of Black Hawk 1854 Battle of Bad Axe print 1857 Scenes and adventures in the army: or, Romance of military life 1859 The good old times in McLean County, Illinois: containing two hundred and sixty-one sketches of old settlers, a complete historical … [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...]

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...]